Mission and ministry at baptisms, weddings and funerals
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Baptism, weddings and funerals bring the Church of England into close contact with hundreds of thousands of people every year.
The ministry offered by local churches at these key times of life has been the subject of a widespread study with the aim of fostering best practice and deepening theological and biblical understanding of the occasional offices.
Here, Sandra Millar, who led this study and has presented its findings to over half of all dioceses so far, shares its contents and offers many practical suggestions - often from local parish practice- for enriching the quality and depth of pastoral support offered at these highly significant moments.
Grounded in rigorous research, this volume includes the research findings, biblical reflection, practical ideas and questions for reflection.
"This highly anticipated book is the fruit of extensive research, analysis and discussion. It is full of insight about the ways in which ministers and congregations engage with people around life's key moments." -- Bishop Robert Atwell, Chair of the Liturgical Commission "Sandra Millar has inspired churches small and large, rural and town, to look with fresh eyes at the opportunities that Life Events offer to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to take little steps on life-long journeys of discovery. This book brings it all together in one place." -- Prebendary Caroline Pascoe, Mission Support Officer, Diocese of Hereford
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