What is dying well?

What do we mean when we talk about 'dying well'? This is one of life's greatest questions. Here we'll explore some of the biggest questions and ideas, including what the Church says about death.

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Prayer for the Dying

Go fourth, Christian soul, from this world
in the name of God the almighty Father,
who created you,
in the name of Jesus Christ,
Son of the living God,
who suffered for you,
in the name of the Holy Spirit,
who was poured out upon you,
go forth, faithful Christian.
May you live in peace this day,
may your home be with God,
with Mary, the virgin Mother of God,
with Joseph, and all the angels and saints.

Community Formation Project

One of the partnerships which the Centre for the Art of Dying Well has established is with the St Vincent de Paul Society to train their members to become end of life companions for hospital, hospice, care home and parish settings (and there is an associated practitioners conference, evaluation and academic papers which sit alongside the training programme). The SVP is putting on a series of online taster sessions for parishioners who are thinking of getting involved in their local community and, as you can see, one of those taster sessions is in end of life companionship.

Do you feel called to reach out to people in need in your community?
For nearly two centuries the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) has been seeking and finding those in need and responding in love. Today, the SVP in England and Wales represents almost 10,000 members across around 1,000 groups. It is rare for one corner of the SVP to encounter a need which has not also been seen and responded to by our members.

Join the movement
This autumn (2022), you can take part in a range of free online taster sessions, including: ‘community formation’, ‘support with fuel poverty’, ‘end of life companionship’, ’offender care’, ‘care for young families’, and ‘support for refugees and migrants’.

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If you are aware of a need, please contact us at [email protected]