Quaker Social Action's 'Down to Earth' project
Practical help and support for those on low incomes who have to arrange a funeral
Aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.
Aims to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. People, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.
Institute of Civil Funerals
Promotes the quality of Civil Funeral ceremonies in the UK, through the professional development of Celebrants and the ongoing monitoring and regulation of their work in delivering Civil Funeral ceremonies.
The Good Funeral Guide
Independent, not-for-profit information resource for funeral advice.
Natural Death Society
A charity which empowers people to have the best experience possible when it comes to making arrangements for a funeral through sharing knowledge and dispelling myths
A web resource committed to providing free, independent information to help you find sensibly priced local funeral directors.
Independent advice on the things you need to know in order to arrange a funeral, along with easy-to-find contact details for the various organisations and services you will need to call upon at this time.
My last song
Useful site for finding suitable music for funerals
There are numerous sites with suggestions for poetry for funeral ceremonies. Type in 'funeral poems' and you will get a huge selection
Fenns Meadow Green Burial Ground
Humber Woodland Garden of Remembrance
Westhope Green Burial Ground
South Shropshire Remembrance Park
Strensham Woodland Burials
Other organisations offering support/information about death and dying
Planning a Funeral
Alternatives to crematoria for funerals
Green Burial Grounds
Many people have concerns about the environmental impact of current burial/cremation pracitces and green burial grounds provide an alternative which is environmentally friendly and allows greater flexibility for your ceremony arrangements without the constraints of the crematorium 'slot'.
There are only a few modern Long Barrows around the country inspired by ancient Neolithic burail practices.. They provide a beautiful place to store cremated remains and like Green Burial Grounds they allow much greater flexibility for your loved one's funeral ceremony.
Increasingly people are looking for alternatives to the traditional funeral in a church or crematorium chapel. It's worth knowing that you can hold a funeral anywhere - your home, a community hall, a room in a pub or sports club. and there are now other options too, such as Green or Woodland Burial Grounds and Long Barrows.
Soulton Long Barrow
The proposed new Long Barrow at Soulton will offer a memorial space in beautiful countryside in Shropshire where you can celebrate the life of your loved one within a a living landscape.