Funeral, Thanksgiving and Memorial Services with CD ROM(Creative Ideas for Pastoral Liturgies): 1 CD-ROM – 15 Feb 2008
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'This is a useful, sensitive, creative resource and is a welcome addition to the existing available material. It compliments the more traditional formats of church liturgy and brings a personal flexible and creative touch. ' (The Miscarriage Association)
'This is a wide-ranging book for all whose task it is to preside at funerals, especially for those of us who do this frequently. Many ideas in this book are fresh and new. Engaging with these ideas will help to renew our pastoral approach to the the taking of funerals and prevent a sense of staleness from creeping in. This is a book in the best tradition of creating and adapting liturgy for pastoral needs and circumstances'. (Fairacres Chronicle)
About the Author
Jan Brind is a pastoral assistant for liturgy at St Andrew's Church, Cobham, and has served on the Guildford Diocese Worship Committee. She lives in Surrey.
Tessa Wilkinson is an artist and counsellor who has encouraged many to discover their creative gifts. She lives in London.
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As someone who has been conducting funerals and memorial services for 24 years I have to say that I cannot conceive of any situation where this book would have been useful. The resources it offers are replete with nature imagery and statements about others walking with us. I really cannot see that any of this is any use at all. It is the liturgical equivalent of the old Laura Ashley dresses: acceptable (perhaps) in the 1970s but definitely not in 2009.
The authors have included a lot of their own "poems" and short pieces of prose but they all look to me as the product of two ladies who should have been told a long time ago that creative writing is not their gift. Give me R S Thomas, John Donne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, George Herbert or even Philip Larkin anyday.
There is a "How to Make" section which gives instructions for making, among others, all manner of butterfly-themed items including, and I've checked again to see that I'm not imagining it, a "butterfly stole". I ask you!
I've spent a fair bit of my working life in recent years teaching a bereavement and loss course and as a result have gathered any number of books on the subject. This is quite the worst.
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