An introduction to non-religious funerals
While the majority of funeral services in the UK are still traditional – held in a place of worship and led by a religious official – a significant number of non-religious services are held across the UK, reflecting our changing society.
The role of the funeral director: After the funeral
A professionally organised funeral will pass without problems, the deceased looked after with dignity, their final wishes respected and friends and family left with a warm, lasting memory of their loved one. All the thought and work that has gone into arranging the ceremony, from the forms that were filled in to choosing hymns and flowers, should fade into the background and be replaced by the calm memory of a day well done.
The role of the funeral director: The funeral service
From the first phone call, your funeral director’s role is to make the difficult task of saying goodbye to a loved one as easy as it can possibly be. The best funeral directors are those that not only listen to your wishes before the service, but also take care of everything on the day, when their experience and professionalism are most needed.
The role of the funeral director
From the first phone call, your funeral director’s role is to make the difficult task of saying goodbye to a loved one as easy as possible. The best funeral directors are those that not only listen to your wishes before the service, but also take care of everything on the day, when their experience and professionalism are most needed.
You can still plan ahead without having the ‘Big Conversation’
Earlier this year, ‘End-of-life’ charity Dying Matters encouraged the British public to have a ‘Big Conversation’ with their family and friends about what they want for the end of their lives and how they can plan for it.
TV mentor vows to cover all funeral costs
In the past we've discussed the fact that an increasing number of people are now having to resort to crowdfunding to cover funeral costs. After Christina Grimmie was tragically killed, her manager set up a GoFundMe page to help her family pay for the funeral. Adam Levine has since offered to cover all costs of his former protégé’s funeral.
Golden Charter staff gear up to celebrate charity partnership and reach the million pound mark
Staff at Golden Charter are gearing up to cycle, run or walk 21km around Loch Katrine to celebrate 21 years supporting the Woodland Trust. Golden Charter Chief Executive Ronnie Wayte and Woodland Trust Scotland Director Carol Evans met at Loch Katrine earlier in the week to check out the route on penny farthing cycles.
TED is talking about death
More and more people are beginning to realise that talking about, and planning for, the end of their own lives can really make things easier for their loved ones when the time comes. This growing trend is covered in one of the most popular online lecture series, TED Talks.
Death simulator lets you experience what it's like to be cremated
Thrill seekers across the world get their kicks from bungee jumps, rollercoasters, haunted houses and scary movies. At the Window of the World theme park in China’s Shenzhen, however, people are quite literally scaring themselves to death…well sort of.
Why choose an independent funeral director?
In recent years, high street stores across the country have been affected by the economic downturn. But in an age where many independent businesses are still struggling to survive, Golden Charter is championing independent funeral directors.