I sometimes find myself saying that what I miss most about parish ministry is funerals. Which seems strange. But I suspect that most of the things which drew many of us into ministry in the first place are to be found there.
So I was interested to have the opportunity of taking part in the Pathways Through Grief Conference which was hosted yesterday and today by NHS Tayside. It was an impressive event and I said a bit about the role of faith communities. And you’ll find a bit in there about why I miss funerals.