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What is a Humanist Service?

Climate change is real. With increased awareness, we all want to make more of a difference and reduce the lasting effects for future generations. One way to make a difference long after you have died is through having a green burial.  At green burials, it is becoming increasingly popular to also have a humanist...

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Guide to the Arnold War Memorial

Arnold is a fairly large town in the Nottinghamshire county situated in the East Midlands of England. This town has a rich history, known as the birthplace of the Luddite worker rebellion, and the famous Home Brewery. This town is also home to an interesting war memorial which can be found in Arnot Hill...

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10 Ideas for Gravesite Visitations

Everybody treats gravesite visitations differently. We all experience different emotions, thoughts and feelings when dealing with grief and thinking about the loss of a loved one. You may even be wondering whether you should visit a relative’s gravesite. Sometimes, a visit to a cemetery can be cathartic, a time of healing, reflection, sharing memories,...

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How Different Countries Celebrate Remembrance Day

Throughout the United Kingdom, and other countries that make up The Commonwealth, Remembrance Day is celebrated on the 11th November. It is a day that marks the anniversary of the end of fighting in World War I. Here in the UK, we observe it by assembling for two minutes of silence beginning at 11am....

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Online Memorial Websites & Social Media Profiles

Online memorials have become increasingly popular over the last decade – millions of people have created one for their departed loved one as a way to recognise and remember them. What is an online memorial? An online memorial is a website that has been created for a deceased person. It provides a central location...

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Using Meditation and Mindfulness for Funerals & Grief

When dealing with grief or attending a funeral there are a few things that you can do to make the day a little easier. By practising grief meditation and mindfulness it can be helpful when you’re experiencing feelings of great sadness or the memories of a deceased loved one are disrupting your life and...

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Coronavirus Advice: Arranging a Funeral

Arranging or attending a funeral is a very emotional and personal time, and knowing what to do in these unprecedented times can be uncertain and ever-changing.  Can you still attend a funeral? Funerals are still allowed to go ahead as normally as possible. But. you should only attend if you are not self-isolating because...

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Times Are Changing: A Guide to 21st Century Modern Funerals

In recent times, we have seen a transformation in the way funeral services are conducted. For starters, modern funerals have become much more personal and tailored to the deceased individual. There are increased options for getting personalised coffins, choosing from a wide range of funeral cars, as well as many other customisable options. What...

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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

It’s that time of year again… here are our festive opening hours. We would like to let you know that we are closed from Friday 20th December 2019 at 3pm till Monday 6th January 2020 at 9am. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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Choosing the Right Type of Headstone

Knowing which headstone to choose can be extremely difficult, especially during a tough, emotional time. With so many different types of headstones and memorials available, deciding on a style is never easy. That’s why we’ve put together a short guide on some of the different variations of headstones around to help you make a...

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