Charles Cowling
  Stuart Goodacre, Gravedigger of the Year 2013, appeared on R4’s Pick of the Week. He is the third winner of a Good Funeral Award to be interviewed on Britain’s premier spoken word wireless station. This isn’t silly-stuff publicity, it’s serious publicity.  Start listening at 26.44.  Hear the full interview
Charles Cowling
Behind the scenes with Down to Earth (i) from Quaker Social Action on Vimeo.     One in six UK households struggle to pay for a funeral. UK funeral debt is worth over £130m and is rising.  QSA seeks a funeral poverty officer to take significant steps to influence policy
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Richard Rawlinson If you watch this 1912 film of the funeral of the Salvation Army founder William Booth, you’ll notice that many of the mourners in the streets of London are wearing white armbands. Salvationists see the death of the faithful as a ‘Promotion to Glory’, hence the