Funerals GraveTalk - Facilitators Guide

Designed to be used with the GraveTalk Cards. Offers tips and resources for running a successful GraveTalk event.


It's not easy to talk about death, dying and funerals. But if we neglect these subjects, we can be unprepared for some of the most significant events we will ever have to face - our own death and the deaths of those close to us.

GraveTalk is a new resource from the Church of England to help people start thinking and talking about these key topics. It offers 50 unique cards for use in small groups, each with a thought-provoking question to get the conversation started.

This GraveTalk Facilitator's Guide is designed to be used alongside the cards (published separately) and includes:

  • Practical advice for before, during and after a GraveTalk event

  • A reflection on death and dying

  • Useful information about the arrangements that need to be made when someone dies

  • A short article on grief and a list of useful websites and books.

GraveTalk is part of the Church of England's work around funerals and dying. Read more about it