Why have a funeral?

When asked what my favourite type of ceremony is I usually reply, funerals.  Mostly people are surprised at this answer, but a ‘good’ funeral is something very special.  Personally, I think that to say good bye to someone who has died is important, a form of courtesy.  As well as saying good bye funerals also provide …

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What makes a good funeral?

What makes a “good” funeral? What makes a ‘good’ funeral?  I mentioned ‘good’ funerals earlier on.  Whether for a baby, a middle-aged man or an elder, ‘good’ funerals have some elements in common: They are ‘true’ to the deceased, in the words used and the use of symbols and rituals. They are a length that …

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