Posts by Steven Barrett

What music to play at a funeral?

What music to play at a funeral?

What music to play at a funeral? Funerals are about reflecting on the life of the person who has passed away.  you can do this in many ways but one way of personalised a funeral is by choosing the persons favourite music or favourite poem.  Music can be anything from traditional or even something light hearted,…

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Is my money safe in a funeral plan?

Is my money safe in a funeral plan?

Is my money safe in a funeral plan? When taking out a funeral plan with RW Barrett and Son your money will be looked after by Ecclesiastical Planning Services. The company Ecclesiastical Planning Services has over twenty years experience in dealing with funeral plans for independent Funeral Directors throughout the UK. When taking out a…

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Donations in lieu of flowers

Donations in lieu of flowers

Donations in lieu of flowers at a funeral have become very popular in the last few years, reducing the requirement for traditional floral tributes. A more philanthropic view point is now taken, with families embracing the opportunity to raise money for a chosen charity, in memory of their loved one. It is estimated that around £100…

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Useful links to help

Useful links to help

Useful links to help with funeral arrangements Coroner Court Support  – The CCSS will be there to give you practical and emotional support. Citizens advice  – offers advice ranging from arranging a funeral to what to do regarding wills Government website Tell Us Once  -Is a service which is run on behalf of the Department of working pensions DWP.…

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What to do when a death occurs?

What to do when a death occurs?

What to do when a death occurs? At Home – Contact the doctor and make arrangements for him or her to visit. In the case of an expected death, the doctor will give you a Medical Certificate of Death. In Hospital – The hospital will give you the Medical Certificate of Death and tell you…

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What are green funerals?

What are green funerals?

What are green funerals? Green burial, or also known as natural burial is seek minimal impact upon the worlds natural resources.  Green Funerals respects the environment, and only coffins made from ecologically friendly materials such as wicker and bamboo can be used.   Woodland burial Woodland burials grounds are cemeteries, quite often privately run, where strict rules govern…

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Where do I register a death?

Where do I register a death?

Where do I Register a death? People who can legally register a death are: A relative. A person present at the death. The occupier of the premises where the death occurred if he/she knew about it. The person arranging the funeral (not the undertaker). A death needs to be registered within five days unless a Coroner…

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What is a humanist minister?

What is a humanist minister?

What is a humanist minister? A Humanist Minister remembers the life of the person who has passed away, and celebrates everything they achieved. Humanist minister are becoming a lot more popular as some people don’t wish to have a religious ceremony due to not being very religious themselves.  Also the ceremony can seem more personal to…

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What is an online memorial?

What is an online memorial

What is an online memorial? An online memorial is a virtual memorial where we post the funeral arrangements.  This online system allows people to: See when and where the funeral is taking place People can leave tributes or memories of your loved ones. We can add a link so people can donate to the charity…

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