June 8, 2021

Starting a conversation about death

A recent report showed that 42% of people in the UK have not made it known if they would want to be cremated or buried when […]
March 3, 2021

9 things to know about funerals during Covid

The maximum number of people who can attend is 30, and this may be less if the room is not large enough for adequate social distancing. […]
January 30, 2021

Acknowledging a death in your community

One of the residents in our street died at home yesterday. We, not having not been here that long, and as she had been frail and […]
September 24, 2020

Working with bereavement

Someone asked me yesterday if I found the work I do as an undertaker depressing – being with people in the height of their grief – […]
September 21, 2020

New role for funeral directors/undertakers

Funerals have changed over the last 20 years from being largely faith based to over half being more person-centred and individual, led by a celebrant – […]
September 17, 2020

Why do we have funerals?

Anthropologist Douglas Davies states that without having some way to deal with death we would not have thrived as a species. Conscious of our mortality we […]
September 14, 2020

Funerals that are better and cost less

The newspapers are full of articles about the cost of funerals. Some heady figures are quoted in these, often between £4,500 and £6000 for a funeral. […]
September 11, 2020

We need to talk about the funeral

Arranging a funeral at the time of need is usually a daunting task. You may know little about it. Most people don’t talk about it. You […]
September 10, 2020

Bereavement and isolation

Bereavement is often a lonely experience during normal times, but at the moment this is exacerbated by the need for social isolating and shielding. Talking, physical […]


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