‘Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying’ is an ecumenical initiative aimed at supporting Christians to engage with current debates surrounding death and dying.
Join us for a day of conversation, reflection and debate addressing:
Advance decisions and ‘living wills’ – making end of life decisions for yourself
Withdrawing medical treatments – making decisions for those who have lost the ability to decide for themselves
Assisted dying – legal, social and theological perspectives
The event will be complimented by an art exhibition exploring ethical and legal issues surrounding the care of people in a long-term coma and the experiences of their families.
Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions, engage in debate and think about their own faith throughout the day, with space being given for prayerful reflection.
Confirmed speakers include Rev. Dr. Royse Murphy (Diocese of Gloucester), Canon Rosie Harper (Diocese of Oxford), Rev. Gareth Powell (Secretary of the Methodist Conference), Usha Grieve (‘Compassion in Dying’ charity), Professor Sue Wilkinson (‘Advance Decision Assistance’), Professor Jenny Kitzinger and Professor Celia Kitzinger (Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, Universities of Cardiff/York).
Lunch will be provided by The Church of St Paul and St Stephen. A nominal fee for this may be charged or a suggested donation to support church funds.
Disability access and facilities:
The church is wheelchair accessible for most manual attendant assisted wheelchairs and powered chairs. There is one disabled toilet with a hand rail to the right of the toilet. The church is fitted with an induction hearing loop. Large print versions of the programme will be available on the day.
If you have any access needs of any type we would encourage you to contact the event co-ordinator Julie Latchem via email LatchemJM@cardiff.ac.uk or phone/text 07772265786.
There is no carpark at The Church of St Paul and St Stephen. There is limited on street parking near to the church. The church is a 5-10 minute walk from Gloucester city centre carparks and the multi-storey carpark at Gloucester Quays.
Please note: This is one of a series of 'Christian Perspectives on death and dying' events that will be held across the UK. Follow us on Twitter @XNdying for information about the full range of events.