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 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…

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…

Sandra Perkins | Family & Funeral Celebrant

Celebrant Services Offered Ceremony Script Writing Naming Ceremonies Wedding Ceremonies Civil Partnership Ceremonies Renewal of Vows Ceremonies Funeral Ceremonies Memorials   Contact information 01995 471236   I was born in Castleford Yorkshire, the eldest of three girls. I met and married Alan, an ex Coldstream Guard. We have one son who together with my lovely Read more…

Demystifying The Funeral Industry | The Rules | Part 1

Unfortunately, the funeral industry has garnered a reputation over the years for taking advantage of mourners in order to add a few pounds to their sales. For, at the end of the day, funeral homes / mortuaries are businesses ‚ a concept that is often overlooked by the general public. They provide a needed service 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…

Become a Civil Celebrant | Have you got what it takes?

Thought of becoming a Civil Celebrant? Becoming a Civil Celebrant is not a career choice for everyone. If you have had experience speaking in public or at least have no reservations with the prospect of speaking in public, this could be a career option for you. If you have access to and you are confident using Read more…

Funeral Celebrant | Graveside Ceremony Etiquette

Whether a graveside ceremony follows a funeral ceremony or is a stand-alone event, this should be attended with the same attitude of respect and courtesy as a funeral ceremony or memorial ceremony. What To Expect At A Graveside Ceremony A graveside ceremony can follow a traditional funeral, can precede a memorial ceremony, or can be Read more…

When I’m Gone | Advice to a son that lasted a lifetime!

We found a truly touching story written by Rafael Zoehler and thought we’d share it with you: Tissues at the ready. Death is always a surprise. No one expects it. Not even terminal patients think they are going to die in a day or two. In a week, maybe. But only when this particular week Read more…

My End of Life Doula Journey | Doula Training

I left nursing in a hospital over 30 years ago to work for a forward thinking agency who provided support for those who wished to be cared for and die at home. Little did I know at the time the impact that decision would have on the rest of my working life. My nurse training Read more…