Gravetalk Café

Schoolroom - Discover DeCrypt Southgate St, Gloucester

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 …

Free

Festival of Death and Life Weekend Ticket

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

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, …

$25

Reflective Space (Evening Prayer)

Nave - Discover DeCrypt Southgate St, Gloucester

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, workshops and concerts.  

Free

What Song will you have for your funeral?

Nave - Discover DeCrypt Southgate St, Gloucester

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.

$7

Pause for Morning Thought

Nave - Discover DeCrypt Southgate St, Gloucester

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, workshops and concerts.  

Free

What is everyone saying about death with Sandra Millar

Cooke Room - Discover DeCrypt Southgate St, Gloucester

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, workshops and concerts.  

Free

Gravetalk with children’s activity

Schoolroom - Discover DeCrypt Southgate St, Gloucester

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 …

Stones in my pocket, the weight of grief with Dulcie James

Nave - Discover DeCrypt Southgate St, Gloucester

Dulcie James talks about the way she works with clients to takes away the pain and isolation of loss and grief and ensures an understanding that although through death a relationship may have ended physically the memories are still intact and therefore the relationship itself has not died. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes …

Free – $5

Companion Voices: Singing for the Dying

Nave - Discover DeCrypt Southgate St, Gloucester

Companion Voices are groups of people located in the UK, who meet to learn songs and prepare together for singing at the bedsides of people who are dying. We sing for people on request and by arrangement. Learning groups typically have up to sixteen participants, with the idea of creating close-knit and trusting relationships, both vocally …

$5

Erica Buist and Sandra Millar in conversation

Discover DeCrypt Southgate Street, Gloucester

  Erica is a freelance journalist, mostly for the Guardian. Following the unexpected death of her father-in-law, she is travelling to seven death festivals in order to investigate responses to grief and death anxiety, in and outside the west. She is writing a book about the journey called This Party's Dead, which is available to …

$5

Concert : In Paradisum

Nave - Discover DeCrypt Southgate St, Gloucester

Gaudeamus Vocal Consort performs sacred music from the 14th to 16th centuries. Gaudeamus Vocal Consort aka Gaudeamus Igitur Glevum (‘Rejoice we, therefore, Gloucester’) is a Gloucester-based choir, comprising Vicki and Sebastian Field, Deryck Webb & Greg Bannan. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, workshops and concerts.

Free – $7

Requiem Eucharist

Nave - Discover DeCrypt Southgate St, Gloucester

Gaudeamus singing Byrd Mass for four voices. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, workshops and concerts.

Free

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