The latest version of the Handbook can be found here: Licensed Pastoral Worker Handbook
Funerals Ministry Pastoral Workers
As part of our regular training programme for Pastoral Workers, we are run a training course on taking funerals.
This course, is offered to supplement the module on Bereavement which forms part of the initial training for Pastoral Workers and focuses more specifically on the funeral service itself. It will look at the purpose of funerals, the range of liturgy available in Common Worship and the place of eulogies and other forms of tribute, particularly thinking how best to work with the family and funeral director when planning a funeral, whether in church or at a crematorium. Recent trends in funeral ministry will be surveyed and some of the new materials produced by The Church of England discussed. There will be plenty of suggestions for further reading.