W 224 The Challenge of the Funeral Celebrant: A Mission Opportunity for the Church (2015)


Churches are losing funerals at a rapid rate. This booklet advocates recognizing the vocation of some lay Christians to be funeral celebrants. It debunks some myths about funeral celebrants and presents a positive view of an emerging Christian presence and mission opportunity in the funeral marketplace.

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Author: Alan Stanley

Alan Stanley has been a funeral celebrant for the past five years, conducting around 150 funerals a year. He is a member of the leadership team of his local small but growing church. His MA in Liturgy, taught at Mirfield, focused on funerals.

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