Citizens Advice Bureau
01278 455236

Cruse Bereavement Care
Provides counselling and support to all bereaved
0844 477 9400

Compassionate Friends
Support for bereaved parents, of all ages, and their families
0845 123 2304

Winston’s Wish Family Line
Supports bereaved children and teenagers
0845 2030 405

Child Bereavement Charity
Supports bereaved children and teenagers
01494 568 900

Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
o8o88 026 868



Canford Crematorium
Canford Lane
Bristol BS9 3PQ
0117 9038284

South Bristol Cemetery & Crematorium
Bridgwater Road
Bedminster Down
Bristol BS13 7AS
0117 9038334

Westerleigh Crematorium & Cemetery
Westerleigh Road
Bristol bs37 8QP
0117 9374619

Haycombe Cemetery & Crematorium
01225 396019


Usk Castle Chase Natural Burial Ground

Monmouth Road
Monmouthshire NP15 1QX
01600 716 438

The Natural Death Centre
The Hill House
Watley Lane, Twyford,
Winchester, SO21 1QX
01962 712 690

The British Humanist Association
1 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6HD
020 7079 3580

The Bereavement Register
TN13 1XR
01732 467940
0800 08 1230 – 24 hour automated registration service

Memorials by Artists Ltd 
Snape Priory, Priory Lane
Suffolk IP17 1SA
01728 688934


The Good Funeral Guide.Charles Cowling

The Dead Good Funeral Guide. Sue Gill & John Fox

Funerals Without God.  British Humanist Association

Last Orders: Your Essential Guide to Your Letter  of Wishes.  P.C.Byron

The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade.  Thomas Lynch

The American Way of Death.  Jessica Mitford

The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying.  Sogyal Rinpoche

Vigor Mortis.  Kate Berridge

Last Orders. Graham Swift

Initmate Death.  Stephen Levine

Who Dies.  Stephen Levine

Time to Go: Alternative Funerals – The Importance of Saying Goodbye.  Jean Francis

We Need to Talk About the Funeral.  Jane Morrell & Simon Smith

Dead Weird. Jim Hewitson

Going Into Darkness – coffins of Ghana. Thierry Secretan

Sad. Michael Rosen


Poems & Readings for Funerals. Julia Watson  Ed.

Do Not Go Gentle. Neil Astley

This poem catches the essence of many of our families’ wishes, written by a grandpa to his grandchildren:

Living Bouquets

When I quit this mortal shore
And mosey ’round this earth no more,
Do not weep and do not sob
I may have found a better job.

Do not buy a large bouquet,
For which you’ll find it hard to pay,
Don’t mope around and feel all blue
I may be better off than you!

Don’t tell the folks I was a saint,
Or any ole thing that I ain’t;
If you have jam like that to spread
Please hand it out before I’m dead.

If you have roses, bless your soul,
Just pin one in my buttonhole
While I’m alive and well, today –
Don’t wait until I’m gone away.