Fran Hall
Guest post from Cara Mair and Tora Colwill Hello there! As long time fans of all things Good Funeral Guide we are excited to be featured here in the blog! We are Brighton funeral directors Cara from Arka and Tora from The Modern Funeral, collaborating as The Brighton Death Festival to bring death
Fran Hall
Guest post by Lucy Coulbert, owner of Coulbert Family Funerals and The Individual Funeral Company. Lucy’s been invited back to Westminster next week. And she’d like your thoughts about what she’s planning to say. In the aftermath of the Support for the bereaved enquiry, I was not only contacted by
Charles Cowling
  Everyone in the death business knows what normal people think of them. They are reminded of it every time they’re asked what they do for a living. I often lie. Perhaps you do, too, sometimes. A freshly published academic study titled On The Nature Of Creepiness offers us, perhaps, some insights
Charles Cowling
  ED SAYS: The phone rang. It was Chris from Gowrings. Did we want to buy a big black limousine? No, we said, the new boss has just bought herself a Maserati and the rest of us still take the bus. But we felt for Chris, ringing FD after FD
Charles Cowling
Nicholas Albery, founder of the Natural Death Centre  By Josefine Speyer The Natural Death Centre was 25 years old on 14 April 2016! Celebrating this event with two Natural Death Salons to benefit the NDC. There are still places at the next Natural Death Salon on Sunday 8 May. We
Fran Hall
The poshest knees-up for the UK funeral industry is moving to central London. The Good Funeral Awards 2016 promises to be the biggest yet. We’ll be at the grand Porchester Hall in Bayswater for the lunch and ceremony on Thursday 8 September. Booking a room overnight won’t be necessary. The
Charles Cowling
When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. First there was the cancer diary. Nigella Lawson’s husband John Diamond wrote one, you remember. Since the advent of the self-published blog countless people have died out loud. Next, boomers started writing about the slow and
Fran Hall
DEATH, says Nicholas Albery between mouthfuls of Neapolitan ice cream, really ought to be a better experience all around. ‘For everyone involved, I mean. Not only for the dying person, but for the relatives too.’ Twenty five years ago today, on 14th April 1991, journalist Joanna Moorhead opened her article in
Charles Cowling
  Dignity’s figures are out. All going swimmingly, obviously. Mike McCollum looking good on his salary of £50K a week. Find the report here.
Charles Cowling
Source   In Shanghai a funeral home has started using 3D printing technology to replicate parts of the face of a dead person whose head has been badly smashed and disfigured. Chinese people reckon it to be of paramount importance to present a dead person at their funeral looking good. The