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Resources

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On these pages you will find links, articles and helpsheets to help you in planning a funeral.

 

Help sheets
Choosing where to hold a funeral
10 ways to make a crematorium funeral special
Music for contemporary funerals

 

Articles
What is a funeral for?

Is this the future of British funerals? – a talk given at the conference of Centre of Death And Society, University of Bath, June 2010 by Jane Morrell and Simon Smith of green fuse contemporary funeral directors. “We have to begin with the question: why are so many funerals so similar when people and people’s lives are so diverse?”

Funerals for the Unaffiliated – from an article in the Funeral Service Times in July 2010. “Many people do not claim membership in any religious congregation, but the vast majority of the “congregationally unaffiliated” continue to mark life events, such as death, through communal rituals officiated by religious professionals.

Children and funerals – There is often a dilemma as to whether children should be put through the ‘ordeal’ of attending the funeral of a parent, grandparent or sibling. This article looks at the results of the ‘Iceberg’ project: a UK study of 100 individuals who suffered the bereavement of a parent before they were 18.

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