Disposing of a body

I’ve just been talking to a journalist, keen to know about the options for disposing of a body and this has prompted me to share this information. (It still surprises me that this isn’t stuff we all know by now since it’s the one sure fire thing in life – we will all die.)

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Where can you hold a funeral?

  Anywhere is the short answer. Mostly we tend to hold funerals as a two stage process. 1) First, there’s the part where we say goodbye: usually at ‘the place of rest’… the burial ground or crematorium. Burial grounds are sometimes attached to churches so the ceremony may be in the church, the churchyard or if the […]

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Who does what at a funeral

So who does what at a funeral? There are various roles that we expand on elsewhere. This is your at-a-glance guide: Remember, you don’t have to use ANY professionals. There is nothing to stop you doing all this yourself if you’d rather. Funeral Directors : takes care of arranging the funeral from collection of the […]

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Traditions + beliefs

Traditions and beliefs around death change with the fashion. The Victorians photographed the dead, then that practice went out of fashion. Christians used to think suicide was honourable then changed their mind. How we die depends very much on our culture and society.

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