Fran Hall
Our friends over at Life. Death. Whatever have created an extraordinary movement that is inspiring people around the world who follow them on social media. Five Things is a collection of five things that LDW collaborators want people to know about life, death and everything in between. Since the launch earlier this month,
Fran Hall
  It’s been twenty five years since the inspirational Ken West MBE opened the very first natural burial ground at Carlisle cemetery, and here at GFG Towers we felt that this landmark anniversary needed to be acknowledged. Members of the Good Funeral Guild felt so too, and, under gentle pressure
Fran Hall
  We’ve been pondering on an important subject. In 21st century Britain, many of us may not have seen or spent time with the body of someone who has died. We may not have witnessed the profound absence of person in the familiar features of a corpse, nor experienced the
Fran Hall
    According to Twitter, the website and an e-mail bulletin sent out yesterday, the Good Funeral Awards will be taking place this year in Bournemouth in September. We think it worth noting that the Good Funeral Guide is no longer involved with these events and will not be attending. 
Fran Hall
  There’s something afoot in funeral world. Letters have been pinging into the inbox of funeral directors around the country advising them of a shiny new entrant into the world of undertaking. “Over the next few days you may read about a new funeral company called Hospice Funerals LLP.  It
Fran Hall
Another category with a small number of finalists this year, it appears that clergy are reluctant to put themselves forward for an award, and that their colleagues forget to nominate them.. The two runners up in this category are both dedicated to their work, to the mysticism of their beliefs
Fran Hall
We noted The Sun newspaper’s report on a floral tribute this week, pointing a mild gosh-look-at-this finger at a family’s ambition to let funeral wishes be carried out – to the perfumed, petalled letter. However, it was the throwaway inclusion of another story, further down the page, that caught our
Fran Hall
Whatever your political persuasion, come June 9th it’s likely you’ll be all politicked out after yet another trip to the polling booth. We know we will. What better way to switch off from the endless analysis that will undoubtedly fill the media when the polls have closed than to head
Fran Hall
Last year’s awards ceremony in central London It’s that time of year again – nominations open today for this year’s Good Funeral Awards, the Oscars of the death trade. Since 2012, the Good Funeral Awards have been celebrating excellence in the funeral world and have championed the pioneers, the bold
Fran Hall
Guest post by Hasina Zaman of Compassionate Funerals There are many facets to being a funeral director.  Much of our work seems to stay behind closed doors. Are we actively shielding the public from the dead or is society choosing not to embrace death as a part of life? Death