About The Guild
Prayer is at the heart of The Guild's work.
The Guild has a Chantry Chapel at Walsingham, where Mass is offered daily and departed members remembered in prayer on the anniversary of their death. These are printed in the Chantry List. The Chantry Priest is available to help and pray with those who are bereaved.
Publications include 26 Prayer Cards designed to help the sick, dying and bereaved, a small book of prayers for those sitting with the dying and a booklet to record wishes about the conduct of one's own funeral.
Events include an annual day conference. This year's conference is once again in Walsingham and entitled 'When a child has died'. The 2021 conference 'Living with Dementia' was held online and the 3 presentations can be viewed on the Videos page, with further information on Resources. Subjects of previous conferences have included: 'Caring for Bereaved Children and Young People', 'Reclaiming the Christian Funeral', 'Pastoral Care of Families Bereaved by Suicide', 'Funeral Liturgies', 'Pastoral Care of the Dying and Terminally Ill', 'Pastoral Care after Trauma and Sudden Death' and 'The Church's Ministry of Healing'.
The Annual Requiem is normally held in November at the church of St Stephen, Gloucester Road, London. Please see the 'What's On' page.
The Guild also holds the Patronage of over 40 parishes.
To find out more about membership, click here: Joining the Guild
We provide links to websites of some other organisations offering help in Bereavement , though we cannot be responsible for their content.
To read more, please click on the links printed in Red on this page or relevant menu headings (3 lines at top left of page).
The Guild of All Souls is one of the Catholic Societies of the Church of England but is but is happy to welcome as members any who share its objects.
It was founded in 1873 to encourage prayer for the repose of the souls of departed members and all the faithful departed and to provide burial furniture in an age where the burial of the dead was frequently conducted without any reverence.
Prayer for the departed remains one of the most important functions but our work now also includes prayer and care for the sick, dying and bereaved.
The Guild of All Souls
60 Windsor Avenue,
London SW19 2RR
Tel: 07498 778691
Registered Charity No. 240234