Web sites relating to dying, and organising funerals
Books, Poems and Music
we need to talk about the funeral – Jane Morrell & Simon Smith, Accent Press, 2007. A clear and comprehensive guide to planning the kind of funeral you want, from finding a funeral director to decorating a chapel.
The Good Funeral Guide – Charles Cowling, Continuum Press, 2010. A ‘consumer guide’ to the practical aspects of organising a funeral. www.goodfuneralguide.co.uk
The Long Pale Corridor: Contemporary Poems of Bereavement, ed. Judi Benson. Bloodaxe Books 1996
Do Not Go Gentle: Poems for Funerals ed. Neil Astley. Bloodaxe Books 2003.
Some commonly used poems can be found at:
Suggested music for funerals can be found at www.mylastsong.com
Organising the funeral
For online memorials – with words, pictures, music and even video. You can allow others to contribute and share memories with each other. It is free and, having investigated a number of such sites, I would recommend it.
For inspiration and advice, training in funeral celebrancy and funeral arranging, natural coffins and urns