• May 24, 2013

    The Church of Scotland has agreed to investigate the increasing costs of holding funerals, following an intervention at its annual gathering.

  • March 23, 2012

    For the last decade, Germans have tapped into their nation's feelings for its ancient forests and chosen a final resting place in a woodland gravesite.

  • March 21, 2008

    "Know that you are dust and to dust you shall return", the church says in its liturgy. Where else do we speak of such things in public? asks Giles Fraser, reflecting on our cultural habit of shrinking from the reality of death.

  • August 13, 2007

    St Peter's, a 10th century Church of England church building at Barton-upon-Humber in north-east England, has reopened after a £600,000 makeover. It is now an international centre for the study of human remains, and a significant visitor attraction.