Dying Matters 16th November

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Leigh & Hindley Methodist Circuit

Dying Matters: Raising awareness of dying, death and bereavement.
Saturday November 16th from 10am till 4pm Glazebury Methodist Church

Are We Ready? It's a question that challenges each of us on several levels.

"Many consider death to be the last great taboo in our society and ....most of us find it hard to engage in advance with the way in which we would like to be cared for at the end of life."

Are We Ready for our own deaths, or the deaths of those we care about? This is a practical question — wills, funeral planning and more — but of course it's also emotional, even spiritual for some of us. For many of us, the answer will not be 'yes'.

We know from some research that has been done that most people haven't taken care of the practical aspects, which include deciding on organ donation, and planning our future care, and even for those that have, the emotional aspect of being ready for death is challenging.

Who is ever really ready to die?

Such questions are best faced with the help of others, which is why we're asking 'Are We Ready?' To face death and dying is a challenge greater than any one of us can face alone, and it is all of our responsibility.

We're in this life together, so our question is asking much more of us than you might think.

Glazebury Methodist with All Saints Church of England will be hosting an open day at the Methodist Church in which we aim to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

Our event will be supported by local services:
St Rocco's hospice
Cancer nurses
Local Funeral Directors
Woodland burial sites
Local Solicitors
Flower arrangers and providers
NHS organ donation
Crematorium staff

As well as providing refreshments during the day, Clergy and members of our trained Pastoral teams will be available should you wish to have a confidential chat.

There will also be a graffiti board where you may record your final wishes, along with other acts of remembrance using card and craft

For more information you might find this web page helpful

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