Green Funerals Pros and Cons – Part 2: Coffins

Part 1 is right here. In a world where our personal environmental impact is high on the agenda, green funerals may be something that you are considering for yourself or for a family member. Even if you’re not, chances are you’ve at least heard of a green funeral – perhaps you’ve heard them referred to Read more…

Green Funerals Pros and Cons – Part 1: Embalming

In a world where our personal environmental impact is high on the agenda, a green funeral may be something that you are considering for yourself or for a family member. Even if you’re not, chances are you’ve at least heard of a green funeral – perhaps you’ve heard them referred to as ‘natural burials’ or Read more…

Why You Should Choose Your Own Funeral Celebrant

When a loved one passes away, it’s extremely tempting to contact your nearest funeral director and have them take charge of almost everything. Obituary notices, flowers, the funeral celebrant, the venue, care of the body, and burial or cremation arrangements. However, it can be far better to do some of these things yourself, and one Read more…

What Are The New Proposed Laws on Marriage?

Last week, the Law Commission released a paper proposing various changes to the current laws on marriage in England and Wales. The changes would loosen the current restrictions on where and how couples are allowed to tie the knot. The proposal will be under consultation until 3 December, with a report due to be published Read more…

How to Become a Celebrant

Are you interested in becoming a celebrant? Celebrancy is an appealing job for many people of all ages and from all walks of life. Many people are drawn to celebrancy after experiencing a wedding or funeral ceremony led by a celebrant. The simple answer to how to become a celebrant is by completing a training Read more…

Funeral Celebrants | Direct Cremations & Remote Funerals

We are all living in uncertain times right now. We all encounter the death of a loved one from time to time, but sadly, many of us will encounter more than anticipated in the near future due to the COVID 19 / Coronavirus Pandemic. Understandably, the powers that be all over the world appear to Read more…

Funeral Celebrant | Resomation Finally Approved in UK

Following a successful study, the UK’s first ‘wastewater consent to discharge’ has been granted for the water cremation process, the environmentally friendly alternative to flame cremation or burial, by Yorkshire Water. Samples from five UK water cremations conducted in April 2019 were analysed against a range of organic, inorganic and microbial parameters by Yorkshire Water, Read more…

Civil Celebrants | Blogs & Social Media

  So you now have a website, a facebook, twitter, linkedin & instagram account – What are you doing with them?   Let’s be honest – most of you are doing little or nothing, some of you are active but not on a regular basis and a few of you are very active and reaping Read more…

The Funeral Celebrant | Stillbirth & Neonatal Death

  October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month hence this post.   A Definition: Stillbirth refers to the death of a baby after 24 weeks of pregnancy but before birth. A miscarriage is the loss of a baby before 24 weeks of pregnancy. The medical profession describes stillbirth as either ‘intra-uterine’ or ‘intra-partum’. An Read more…

Wedding Celebrancy Commission | The Launch

The Wedding Celebrancy Commission has launched.  The UK Society of Celebrants is amongst its founder members. Celebrant Organisations and Training Providers Speaking With One Voice. There has never been a more exciting or challenging time to be a celebrant.   The growth in the industry, especially over the last 5 years, has been phenomenal as more Read more…