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Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes

Cremation is increasingly favoured over burial in the UK. And in a post Covid world, the significance of what to do with the ashes of a loved one becomes increasingly important. MD James Morris explains why. Our memory is just one of the things that makes us uniquely...
Planning a faith v non faith funeral?

Planning a faith v non faith funeral?

Should you arrange a faith v non faith funeral? MD, James Morris, explores the reasons why people choose to have a faith led funeral as he reflects on three decades of funeral arranging. I’ve been witness to a striking trend: the move away from religious or faith...
Prices that are inclusive and transparent

Prices that are inclusive and transparent

We ask. We don’t sell. Anyone that’s ever bought a new car or booked a budget airline flight will have felt the frustration of unexpected or added costs that weren’t made clear when you started the search. In this blog, our MD, James Morris, cuts through the confusion...
How to support someone grieving in a post-coronavirus world?

How to support someone grieving in a post-coronavirus world?

Grief just got harder. In this blog, MD James Morris, explains how the new normal post Covid has just raised the stakes for bereaved families up and down the country. Before the coronavirus pandemic, when I gave talks to schools, curates, hospice and nursing...
What should I wear to a funeral?

What should I wear to a funeral?

It’s a question we get asked frequently so James Morris, our MD, provides some helpful pointers. In my 30 years of funeral arranging, trends have come and gone as have fashion highs and lows. But one rule remains as important today as it was when I started out....
What to do with Mum’s ashes?

What to do with Mum’s ashes?

Whether you’re in the midst of arranging a funeral or immediately after, the challenge of what to do with the ashes of a loved one is often the final hurdle in, what may have felt like a marathon of decisions. In this blog we explore the different options to consider....
The real cost of funerals

The real cost of funerals

Before the coronavirus pandemic, funeral poverty had dominated headlines, prompting a review by both UK and Scottish Governments and the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) into the sector. In this blog, managing director James Morris, explains why clarity and...
Planning ahead and how we can help

Planning ahead and how we can help

According to the 2020 Sun Life Cost of Dying report, only 1% of respondents knew what their loved one wanted for their funeral. We see families struggle to make decisions on a daily basis without that knowledge. But we can help. Using our free checklist of questions,...
Our top tips to choose the right music for a funeral

Our top tips to choose the right music for a funeral

Tunes, hymns, melodies and songs are seen as essential elements in a traditional funeral. But what’s normal? What’s appropriate (or not)? In this blog, we’ll share our top tips for choosing music for a funeral. Throughout UK history, songs and singing have played a...