Our thoughts

Baby Ashes Scandal

Posted Tue 02 Jun 2015

Arranging a funeral for a baby or child, is a devastating time for any parent, and surely must be one of the most painful experiences that any of us will have to face. Imagine the distress and anguish caused to the parents who did not receive any ashes after their babies were cremated at Emstrey Crematorium in Shrewsbury.


Digital Autopsy

Posted Tue 26 May 2015

A sudden or unexpected death is traumatic enough, but when a post-mortem is requested by the coroner to determine the cause of death this can add further upset and distress to the family. But are you aware that there is now a choice?


Dying Matters Awareness Week -Talk, Plan, Live

Posted Mon 18 May 2015

The theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week, which runs from today 18-24 May 2015, is 'Talk, Plan, Live'. After its phenomenal success last year, they will also be using the hashtag #YODO again, which stands for You Only Die Once.


Church Funerals - a dying business

Posted Sun 17 May 2015

Funerals have been a dependable line of business for the Church of England for centuries, but it would appear that it is now launching a national marketing campaign, after a sharp decline in the number of services performed by its clergy.


Inspired Goodbyes - Bereavement Cards

Posted Tue 05 May 2015

How many times do we go to buy a card for a birthday, or anniversary and spend ages trying to find something suitable – I know I do. Very often the picture on the front is lovely but the words inside are totally inappropriate or vice versa. Recently I had this dilemma looking for a card to send to someone who has been bereaved.


Royal Princess

Posted Mon 04 May 2015

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.