Charles Cowling
Recommended by a blog reader (thank you!). Rick Wakeman played this in York Minster at the memorial service for Richard Whiteley.    
Charles Cowling
The Church of England’s General Synod has just announced a rise in the fee payable to a priest for officiating at a funeral to £160.  The fee takes into account both admin and also the heating and lighting of the church.  There’s no information available yet on whether this fee
Charles Cowling
      “Never leave one of the deceased in a room without a light on – it’s undignified.”    Rachel Edwards, funeral arranger, here.    
Charles Cowling
    hi could anyone help me I have made my second memorial and all the themes are gone there is only 3 with butterflies when I made my sisters there was loads to choose from help please Xx   Appeal on a chat forum at online memorial site GoneTooSoon. 
Charles Cowling
    In the Kokomo Perspective, Don Hamilton writes:    Back in the early 1940s, they had funerals in the homes. A relative would die, and their casket would be placed in the corner of some room in the house, so that visitors could come and pay their respects. Most
Charles Cowling
Romany funeral, Warwick, 2007. Source.   Posted by Charles   We’ve talked quite a lot on this blog recently about ritual. There have been times when a better and more accessible word might have been theatre. For what is a funeral if it is not theatre? The playscript for the