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Readings for Funerals (SPCK)
Readings for Funerals is a perceptive collection of Bible quotations, poems, hymns and prose, offering consolation and comfort to those bereaved. Featuring the writing of, amongst others, W. H. Auden, Simon Armitage, Wendy Cope, T. S. Eliot and Joyce Grenfell, it is suitable for use at secular funerals, celebrations of a life and church services. This book follows the style of the highly successful Readings for Weddings which has sold over 7,000 copies.
Mark Oakley is Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral. He was formerly Rector of St Paul's, Covent Garden, then Archdeacon of Germany and Northern Europe, and subsequently priest-in-charge of the Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair, London. He is the author of The Collage of God (DLT, 2001), and compiler of Readings for Weddings (SPCK, 2004).