Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
  See the coffin here. 
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale I was at a funeral recently when this song by Purcell was played at the committal. We listened to the Treorchy Male Voice Choir, but I couldn’t find their version on You Tube so this is the Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir instead. Close thine eyes and sleep
Charles Cowling
  This post has been taken down in respect for the wishes of the families involved. 
Charles Cowling
  It’s amazing, really, just how terrifically buttoned-up Brits are when it comes to commemorating their dead. Other cultures offer us examples of observances, duties, rituals and practices which can teach us a thing or two. We really ought to take them up on it.  One of these is the household
Charles Cowling
We’ve held this over awhile, but the question it asks remains topical. The article is about the aftermath of the Newtown shootings:  The funerals and burials over the past two weeks have taken place in Catholic, Congregational, Mormon and United Methodist houses of worship, among others. They have been held