Charles Cowling
    Posted by Wendy Coulton This week 200 people attended the first non religious funeral at Devonport Guildhall in Plymouth — see previous blog post here. The funeral ceremony was 35 minutes duration followed by a private committal service at the crematorium. It absolutely reaffirmed my belief that the bereaved
Charles Cowling
  Devonport Guildhall   Devonport’s historic Guildhall is to be offered as a venue for funerals.  Built in 1822, the Grade 1 listed building has, over the years, served as a town hall, magistrates court, library and even a mortuary. It is now a community hub which hosts exhibitions, community group
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Richard Rawlinson   Priests have been instructed to stop saying Mass for the dead at crematoriums. They’ve been sent a letter by their bishops saying the order is not rejecting crematoriums but aims to bring people back into churches. Priests will be able to say a short prayer
Charles Cowling
  Guest post by Wendy Coulton  of Dragonfly Funerals It struck me today when queuing at a takeout coffee kiosk how many choices I am prompted to make when I place my order – what type of coffee, how many shots, what size cup, any extras (chocolate sprinkles or cinnamon on top)
Charles Cowling
    It makes us very, very happy, today, to salute the launch of a business created by an extraordinarily nice person. Her name is Poppy Mardall and her business is called Poppy’s. What a brilliant name.  Here at the GFG we have been following Poppy’s progress through her development
Charles Cowling
Posted by Kathryn Edwards   Delving again into Emily Post’s funeral etiquette produces another fascinating blast from the past: the bereaved need to decide whether to hold the funeral in church or at the house.   Emily suggests that a church funeral can be more trying, in that the family have