What happens at a Cremation Service?

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An increasing number of people identify as non-religious, and do not want the faith-based aspect of a traditional burial in favour of a cremation service; however, certain elements are common to both services. Planning your own funeral is difficult; there is a lot to consider, including whether you want to be buried or cremated. While

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Military Funeral: The Key Aspects

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When a member of the armed forces dies in active service, they’re entitled to a military funeral and service burial, or funding towards a private funeral if the family wishes. Consequently, a military funeral may take many forms, although there are some key ceremonial traditions that are common to many; among these is the draping

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What is a Natural Burial?

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A natural burial is an emerging trend as traditional burials no longer reflect the way people live or how they choose to be remembered. Cremations now outnumber burials, but more eco-friendly alternatives are emerging, based on the idea of returning the body to the earth in an organic way. Natural burials mirror the way our

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Funeral Music : Choosing the right music for you

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Choosing the right funeral music can be challenging – do you want something traditional and classic, or an uplifting and celebratory anthem, a favourite pop song, or something a bit more conventional? It can be daunting deciding what music you’d like. Funerals are becoming increasingly tailored and celebratory, so selecting your own funeral music is

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Choosing Cremation Urns

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Cremations and cremation urns have a long and varied history; from plain and simple, to ornate and decorative, cremation urns are a way of memorializing a loved one in a beautiful way. Cremation is one of the longest-standing commemorative traditions in history, and cremation urns signify respect in storing the deceased’s ashes. The earliest evidence

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Royal Funerals: How are they planned?

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Royal Funerals are unlike any other; bound by tradition and protocol, these large-scale services require a massive amount of forward planning. Just like a military operation, royal funerals are given a specific codename. Prince Philip’s was Operation Forth Bridge, the Queen’s is known as Operation London Bridge and Prince Charles’ is named Operation Menai Bridge.

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Humanist Funerals: The Rise in Popularity

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Humanist funerals are replacing the tradition and ceremony of religious funerals with a focus on a life well lived, rather than a person’s faith. More people than ever before now identify as non-religious. The faith-based aspect of religious funerals has fallen out of favor, resulting in an 80% decline in traditional religious funerals in the

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