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

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

Funeral Celebrants | Green Funerals? The Future is here Today!

As a Funeral Celebrant I have noticed that over recent years “Green Funerals” are becoming ever more popular. Why? The answer is staring us in the face. People that know me, if asked, could attribute many adjectives with regard to my personality. I very much doubt that “green” or “environmentalist” or “eco-friendly” would be amongst READ MORE

Funeral Celebrants | Carry the coffin, it‚’ll help you carry on

Carry the coffin, it‚’ll help you carry on : I think one of the most important aspects of the coffin is that it can be carried. And I think we‚’re meant to carry each other, and I think carrying someone you love, committing them, is very important for us that we deal with death….

Funeral Celebrants | Arranging a Funeral / Wedding – Save ¬£000’s

Having recently read “R.I.P Off!: Or The British Way of Death” by Ken West, one may be able togleanwhy! A recent consumer report warned us all that dying now costs ¬£7,300+. Apparently shuffling off your mortal coil is a very expensive thing to do. The various costs ranging from funeral flowers to cremation have risen READ MORE