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Coping with Covid-19 | Dystopian movies and books have – more than ever – given us a mirror to hold up to our own society. The shudder that generally accompanies a peek into an imagined near-future has felt even more pronounced during lockdown.

No weddings and 14 funerals

No weddings and 14 funerals

For a parish priest, joy is in short supply and tragedy is everywhere. But hope lives on


No weddings and no christenings, only funerals. Around the world and in every community in Britain, the customs of life and the rituals of death are interrupted.

In this week’s Slow News podcast, we’ve been talking to Canon Jan Gould, vicar of a parish in Cardiff about ministering to a scattered congregation – and the heavy toll of funerals in the Covid-19 moment.