Finishing touches: a conversation with one of our florists

There are a variety of elements which are commonly considered when organising a funeral, one of which is flowers.  We thought this would be the ideal opportunity to gain perspective from someone who works regularly with Freeman Brothers though not directly for us, and we’re pleased to present this blog in collaboration with Felicity from […]

Filming funerals – accuracy vs artistic license

Because I have previous experience in drama, I understand that not everything can be accurate. There isn’t time to research the crux of every issue (although there are times when research obviously has to be done, particularly involving sensitive subjects such as sexual crime). I am always impressed by actors- particularly in soaps- being able […]

Freeman Brothers Remembers

As the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I approaches, Freeman Brothers has participated in the Royal British Legion’s Every One Remembered campaign – an initiative put in place to ensure that every person who lost their life in service during the war is remembered. Visitors to the Every One Remembered website have […]

Material world: coffins are no longer simply wooden

If asked to picture a coffin, many people will probably conjure up the image of a wooden box with metal handles.  However, the reality is that coffins are now available in a wide variety of materials and styles. 

Funeral FAQs: how do I donate my body to science?

Although burials and cremations remain the most common eventualities following a death, some people choose to donate their body to medical science.  Here, we outline what you must do in order to ensure this can take place, if that is your wish…

Download our funeral planning resource here

During Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018, we launched our latest funeral planning resource. 

Freeman Brothers joins MuchLoved

There are many innovations taking place in the funeral industry, from funeral announcements via social media to webcasting funeral services.  With the internet and contemporary technologies offering different methods of continuing familiar traditions, one of the most popular newer developments in this industry is to facilitate donations to charity being made online. 

Dying Matters Awareness Week – daily blog

One of the key benefits of increased dialogue about death, dying and bereavement, is finding out how people of varying beliefs deal with these issues, and how their rites and rituals differ- and have commonality- with our own.

Dying Matters Awareness Week – daily blog

Given that death is one of the few genuine common experiences we will all ultimately have, it follows that we will all, at some point, be in the position of being bereaved.  Whether we grieve for a friend, family member, colleague, or someone else we were connected to, bereavement will happen to all of us […]

Dying Matters Awareness Week – daily blog

One of the many ways in which it is possible to support our community is to volunteer at a hospice.  You may be surprised to learn that there are a wide range of ways to achieve this, far beyond actually visiting the hospice itself.  As hospices are privately funded, much of their running costs are […]