CofE services after suicide

On 4 January 2015, the Mail on Line carried the headline Church of England to ‘legalise’ suicide in historic U-turn on funerals, which continues:

“The Church of England is embroiled in a row over proposals to sweep away laws that forbid a full Christian funeral to people who have taken their own lives. Most clergy now regard suicide with far more sympathy than when ‘self-murder’ was still a crime, and the move will be seen as reflecting a growing acceptance as more Britons choose to end their lives in clinics such as Dignitas in Switzerland. But some critics within the Church say the reforms will ‘legalize’ suicide, which should still be regarded a serious sin.” Continue reading