This book offers practical and spiritual guidance to those facing the death of a loved one, or their own terminal illness.

It will help people to address the many difficult issues that arise in a wide range of situations which are discussed with understanding and compassion. The four authors of Talking About Dying bring a depth of wisdom from their broad personal, pastoral and medical experience to shed light upon this hugely important subject.

Philip Giddings has profound and deeply reflected experience of personal loss and has, with much courage, brought this book together. It offers thoughtful, practical and pastoral advice on matters of death and dying.
The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

To talk well about dying requires courage, wisdom and sensitivity, qualities much in evidence in this timely book. Buy and read this book, and so be equipped for the day when the challenge becomes ‘talking about dying’.
Dr Jamie Harrison, FRCGP

This invaluable book comes from a combination of hard wrought personal experience and professional expertise. It can be strongly recommended both for personal use and as a talking point with other people.
Rt Rev. Richard Harries, Baron Harries of Pentregarth, formerly Bishop of Oxford

This is one of the most practical books I have come across on dying and the importance of talking about it. The compassion, experience and faith of the authors shine through their realistic contributions.
Rt Rev. James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle


  • Dr Philip Giddings
  • Rev. Martin Down
  • Dr Elaine Sugden
  • Dr Gareth Tuckwell

Published February 2017.