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Wednesday 4 January 2017

Help with a research project

Michael Jacobs, a parishioner at the Oxford Oratory completing the final year of a history degree, is looking for help with a research project on Catholic attitudes to cremation and burial. He writes "The thesis focuses on attitudes towards cremation and burial among Catholics in Britain, looking to chart and explain any changes in Catholic funeral practice particularly in light of the post-war popularisation of cremation, Vatican II's subsequent lifting of the ban in the 1964, and again more recently with the Vatican's reiteration - last October - of its preference for burial."

If you can help there is an online survey which can be completed by clicking on this link.  Fr Richard has done it himself and can reassure you that it is not at all intrusive and takes no more than ten minutes!