What is GraveTalk?
- GraveTalk is a simple way to help people get together and talk about death, dying and funerals.
- It is a format that has been developed by the Church of England.
- It has been tried and tested over the last few years and has proved successful and popular.
So, what happens?
- People arrive and are offered a warm drink.
- There is some time to mingle and chat.
- There is then a formal welcome and a prayer is said.
- We then split into groups of 3 or 4. Each group has a pile of cards.
- Each card has a question on it. The cards are used to start conversations.
- The questions help us to talk about how we feel when we lose a loved one.
- These feelings include what it makes us think about God or heaven.
- Nobody tells you what to think or what to feel.
- The idea is that by talking about it, we may get a better understanding of what we are thinking and feeling.
So, is it for me?
- We hope it is something that helps anybody who is thinking about a loved one who has died.
- We don't mind what your religious beliefs are, or if you have not got any.
- We are organising this in the hope that it will help people, bring people together and be a comfort and a blessing to people who are mourning.
Link to Church of England GraveTalk.
When is the next one?
Link to Gravetalk Dates.