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June 2019

Painting with Pastels

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Discover DeCrypt, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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£25 12 tickets left

Learn the art of working with soft pastels. Choose a subject - landscape or still life - and David Brindley will guide you through the process from composition through to building of form and texture. You’ll learn a variety of skills enabling you to continue working with pastels at home. Suitable for beginners or more advanced students. David has worked as a freelance illustrator since leaving college in 1979. He works in watercolour as well as pastels and has many…

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Gravetalk Café

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free

Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that we need to face at some point, but it’s hard to talk to family and friends. The Church of England has been helping people think about these questions for centuries. GraveTalk is a café space where people can talk about these big questions, helped along by GraveTalk conversation cards – 52 questions covering 5 key areas - with tea and cake. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all…

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Festival of Death and Life Weekend Ticket

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - June 23 @ 5:00 pm
Discover DeCrypt, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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£25 200 tickets left

Whether it’s celebrating the life you are living, remembering someone you see no longer or thinking about the big questions, everyone is talking about matters of life and death. This Weekend Ticket will give you access to all talks, concerts, workshops and activities. Gloucester’s first ever Festival of Death and Life brings together speakers, music, poetry, crafts and coffee to help all ages talk more and think more. Explore ‘what song you’ll have’ and listen to reflective music; hear the kind of…

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Reflective Space (Evening Prayer)

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free

Evening Prayer reflecting the theme of the weekend and issues of Death and Life. The service will last about 30mins, followed by refreshments.   Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, worskhops and concerts.  

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What Song will you have for your funeral?

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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£7 200 tickets left

A light-hearted selection of songs and readings for funerals performed by Gloucester Community Choir, Sebastian Field, Vicki Field, poet Johnny Precious and hosted by Richard Atkins of BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

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Pause for Morning Thought

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free

A chance to pause for some prayer and reflection at the beginning of a day that will be both encouraging and challenging. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, worskhops and concerts.  

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Gravetalk with children’s activity

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Schoolroom – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP

Gravetalk Café will be running from 10-17 in the main church space. During this time we will also be providing children's activities throughout that time. Some of this will be self-directed and some will be directed. Some activities may also be relevant to our theme of Death and Life. These activities will be suitable for children under 12 year of age. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to…

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Seriously Messy Workshop with Lucy Moore

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cooke Room – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free – £5 60 tickets left

Seriously Messy: Making Space for Families to talk together about Death and Life This book is due to be released on the day of this event. During this session, Lucy will take some of the ideas from the book and run a workshop for Messy Church Leaders. Ideal for anyone involved in or runs a Messy Church group at their local church. Blurb from the Book: When families experience bereavement and loss, it can be hard for the wider church…

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To Celebrate or not to Celebrate, that is the Question with Douglas Davies

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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£5

What emotional jigsaw pieces compete over celebration and mourning, over personal and shared grief, and amidst current trends in death-clearing and life-cleaning, for me, you, and others? And what shall we do with the body in a world of mixed ambitions, diverse family opinions, relationship failures and successes, all amidst differing streams of loss, faith, and hope?   Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, worskhops and concerts.  

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What is everyone saying about death with Sandra Millar

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cooke Room – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free 70 tickets left

New ideas are emerging all the time to mark death and manage bereavement. Sandra Millar brings talk about what is happening not just within the church but the wider scene around death and bereavement. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, worskhops and concerts.  

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