Our ‘end of life choices’ are pretty limited. Most of us will be cremated; some will be buried, but every year a select few choose to be buried at sea.
A Lie About Humanity
Most of the ceremonies I conduct are for people who have done “little of note”. Often they’re the most moving of all.
The Soundtrack of Your Life
Ronnie wanted lots of music for his funeral but what he DIDN’T want was for me to talk about his life.
Liz & Al’s Humanist Blessing at Oakley Court
Love is the ultimate doing word, the vital verb, and to be able to express that, in our own words, on the day we chose to formalise our journey together, was hugely important to us.
Rach & Roy’s Humanist Wedding at Carlowrie Castle
We still have guests asking us where and how we found Tim because they liked him so much!
The Silent Teachers
Fiona had no funeral. Instead she donated her body to train a new generation of doctors.
Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, soil to soil
It’s time to rewrite the Book of Common Prayer.
Dust to Dust
Most of us will be cremated when we die, so the business of reducing a body to ash has become an industrial one.
Earth to Earth
If you want to return to the elements, natural burial is the way to go.
Ashes to Ashes
Cremation only became legal thanks to an 84-year-old man who was nearly lynched for trying to burn the body of his infant son.