At the centre of our Gospel is the news that death has been conquered, that the love of God has reached even into that darkness to bring God’s light. That can never take away the grief of being parted from someone we love, but it can fill that grief with hope.
A particular gift we can offer people, then, is to offer an opportunity to come together to remember those who have died, and to do so with grief but also thanksgiving and hope.
Tony has put together a range of ideas to help you plan a service for your schools, either at the traditional time of All Soul’s, or any time you feel it is needed. Particularly after these weeks of Covid-19 lockdown when we have not been able to have funerals for people, this could be a real help. Find his ideas here.