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 […]
March 23, 2020

Everything must pass

Woody Allen stated “It’s not that I am afraid of dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens!”  I’d like to encourage you […]
March 19, 2020

Burials in nature

In recent years there has been a rise in the number of woodland burials, on sites which have planning permission to be a cemetery. None are […]


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