Charles Cowling
  Michael Sadgrove (@Sadgrovem) 18/10/2012 18:38 At funeral undertakers push coffin in & out of Cathedral in procession on a trolley. Don’t deceased deserve dignity of pallbearers any more?   Michael Sadgrove is the Dean of Durham Cathedral. Hat-tip: Tony Piper
Charles Cowling
  The US version of the NAFD is the NFDA. The NFDA has a Pursuit of Excellence Program. Here’s what they say about it:    Pursuit of Excellence is the premiere recognition program for funeral service, setting standards of excellence that motivate funeral home staff, inspire innovation and sustain consumer
Charles Cowling
  Bradford undertaker David Birch, who died last weekend aged 74, will be borne into church by six undertakers at his funeral tomorrow.  It’s a touching tribute to a man who was described as a ‘perfectionist’. The Bradford Telegraph and Argus adds:  Although Mr Birch had retired in his sixties,
Charles Cowling
  It was an extraordinary business. You may have read about it. Back in May of this year, a grandmother shot dead her 17 year-old grandson in leafy suburb of Detroit. She’s in prison now, awaiting trial. Goodness knows what really went on. She looks harmless enough, and her grandson,
Charles Cowling
  Bristol’s First Death Café 2nd November 2012 at 40 Alfred Place, Kingsdown, BS2 8DH 2.00 – 4.30pm Paula & Simon of Heaven on Earth Green Bespoke Funerals are holding a Death Café to coincide with the Mexican Day of the Dead. We will be providing a safe, relaxed space in which fears
Charles Cowling
  This post is about psychoactive drugs, so you may want to look away now. There’s a lot of talk about them just now. Think David Nutt, the man who recently dosed people with MDMA (ecstasy) on television. He thinks ecstasy could be useful in treating depression and (ta-ra!) post-traumatic