September 13, 2018

Funerals for the Unaffiliated

Many people are not members of any religious congregation, what we call unaffiliated (to a religion or set belief system). Over the past twenty years funeral […]
September 10, 2018

Ten Ways To Improve A Crematorium Funeral

It is the funeral ceremony that everyone remembers. The person who has died takes centre stage for the last time and those attending may begin to […]
August 30, 2018

Ten ways to reduce the burden of funeral costs

Following on from our previous blog, Ways to help paying for a funeral, we felt that suggesting ten ways to reduce the burden of funeral costs […]
August 28, 2018

Ten Vehicles You Can Use as a Hearse

You don’t have to use a formal hearse for a funeral. In fact more than half the funerals we undertake don’t have a formal hearse, but use some other kind […]
August 24, 2018

Lois Tonkin’s A Brief Guide to Grief

A  guide intended as a reminder for grieving people that their grief is a normal response to their loss, and an encouragement for them to draw […]
August 24, 2018

Ways to Help Paying for a Funeral

There was a report on ITV news a couple of days ago about the difficulty people have paying for funerals, particularly where the death is unexpected. […]
August 24, 2018

Rituals around Death

We watched Grayson Perry on Rites Of Passage last night on Channel 4. It is true that as a more secular society we are in danger […]
August 21, 2018

Lois Tonkin’s Growing Around Grief

“A grieving woman drew a circle to represent herself and then shaded the entire circle… The shading she said represented her grief…” Lois has been teaching […]
August 13, 2018

Funeral profession urged to ditch chipboard coffins to cut cremation emissions

We rarely use chipboard veneered coffins because we offer good alternatives, such as willow and cardboard, at cost price to all our clients. This makes them […]


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