Fran Hall
For such an important role, there were surprisingly few nominations in this category this year, resulting in just three finalists. The judges hope that next year far more celebrants and funeral directors will nominate these unsung heroes who oversee thousands of funerals each year, ensuring that everything goes to plan.
Fran Hall
This category had a good field of entrants this year, with 13 finalists and entries citing facilities, environmental issues, service times, fees, bereavement services, training, events and grounds maintenance. Selecting a winner from among these entries was not easy, and the judges ended up with three deserving runners up which
Fran Hall
Inside the ecoLegacy Dublin HQ Editor’s note: Since writing this article, we have been informed of some serious misgivings about the Ecolation offer, and we would advise any readers to consider the points raised by Mary in the comments below. For clarity, the Good Funeral Guide does not endorse ecolation
Fran Hall
Martin Birch of Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff This year’s winner is particularly praised for addressing funeral poverty in imaginative ways, not least through participation in the pioneering initiative of the local authority funeral scheme, which challenges the rising cost of funerals, while making the funeral purchase more transparent. Approximately 12% of
Fran Hall
Bereaved families in the Oxford area may be a little less pleased to know that the cost of having a relative cremated at their local Dignity owned crematorium will be £999 from next week onwards. Just a short journey towards London, a cremation at South West Middlesex Crematorium will cost
Fran Hall
Every year we celebrate the best of the funeral industry with the Good Funeral Awards.  There isn’t a ‘Worst Crematorium of the Year” award but if there was such an accolade, we have a strong contender. Introducing our readers to West London Crematorium, as photographed on Thursday 30th June 2016.
Fran Hall
“The barrow, its shape, its natural stone, its location, instantly gave me the same feeling of the past being an essential part of the present, of our lives being a shared history. Of peace and calm and connection. And I am drawn to the barrow as a place of rest
Fran Hall
Hats off to independent funeral booking website Funeralbooker for publishing their findings on the costs of funeral disbursements.   Funeral poverty shows no sign of abating as new data reveals the most expensive crematoria and cemeteries in the UK   Key points:   THE COST OF DYING CONTINUES TO RISE.   NEW
Charles Cowling
Wednesday’s Budget contained the above intriguing announcement. What’s going on here? There may be a clue in the small print of the 2015 Budget (which we clean missed) when the Chancellor announced: The Government will conduct a review into the size and provision of crematoria facilities to make sure they
Charles Cowling
  Book review: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty Caitlin Doughty, graduate in medieval history and author of a sunny thesis entitled The Suppression of Demonic Births in Late Medieval Witchcraft Theory, rejects a promising career in academia in favour of one as a corpse handler and incinerator of