Green Funerals Pros and Cons – Part 3: Natural Burial Grounds

  Part 1 is here. Part 2 is 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 Read more…

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…

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…

The Funeral Celebrant | Natural Burials | An Overview

Natural Burial in a wild flower meadow Natural Burial Grounds were pioneered in the UK. Natural burial is the interment of the body of a dead person in the soil in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition but allows the body to recycle naturally. It is an alternative to other contemporary Western burial methods. Overview Read more…

Nicola Coleman | Funeral Celebrant

Celebrant Services Offered Ceremony Script Writing Funeral Ceremonies Memorials   Contact information 07921 922276     My name is Nicola Coleman and I live near Stone in Staffordshire with my husband and my beloved Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I have spent the last 20 years working as a qualified staff nurse, the majority of this time Read more…

Funeral Celebrant Guide | Part 2 | Keeping Funeral Costs Down

Help with costs The cost of a funeral has risen dramatically in recent years. If you or your partner are on a low income and receiving any of the following benefits you may be eligible for a Funeral Payment from the Social Fund: Income Support Income based Job Seekers Allowance Income related Employment and Support Read more…

Funeral Celebrant Guide | Part 1 | Common Funeral Myths

“Funerals have always been about what humans do rather than about what they buy when someone they love dies.” From ‘The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care’ by Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch   Our Funeral Celebrant Members often speak with members of the public who have been misled by ill Read more…

Funeral Celebrant | What Will You Actually Do When Someone Dies?

We wouldn‚’t wait until our annual holiday begins and approach a travel agent saying, ‚”I have to go on holiday today, where am I supposed to go?‚” But that‚’s very much the way we organise and purchase a funeral when the time comes. People have always hadritualsaround death, in verydiverse ways.The traditional funeral as we Read more…