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Billericay in Bloom July 2010

Billericay in Bloom 2010

Who does the Eulogy?

Who does the Eulogy? Even if the leader of the funeral knew the deceased well, they certainly were not present for all aspects of someone’s life. Ministers’ or Celebrants will very often spend an hour or two gathering information during a meeting with friends and family in order to craft a personal eulogy. There may… Read More »

Why does the Conductor walk in front of the hearse?

Why does the Conductor walk in front of the hearse? This dates back to medieval England when the College of Arms arranged funerals for all the nobility within their trade and the Head of the College of Arms would walk in front of the cortege as a mark of respect to the deceased. This has… Read More »

What does the Funeral Payment cover?

What the Funeral Payment covers A Funeral Payment can help with the necessary cost of a respectful funeral with the UK (funerals in other EEA states can, in certain circumstances, be considered). This includes: For burials • The necessary cost of a new burial plot with an exclusive right of burial or the cost of… Read More »

Bereavement Benefits

Bereavement Benefits What are they? There are three types of bereavement benefit. These may be payable on the death of a husband, wife or civil partner. Whether you are entitled will depend on the National Insurance contributions your partner paid. The three benefits are shown below. • Bereavement Payment – a lump sum of £2000… Read More »

How to write Thank you notes after a funeral

How to write “Thank You” notes for a funeral Writing thank you notes can be difficult for many people, since it is something that is not usually done every day. Most thank you notes are written to acknowledge a gift given for a happy occasions like weddings, baby showers, birthday parties and such, however when… Read More »

Support & Advice for the Bereaved

Support and Practical Advice for the Bereaved. After the death of someone close it can be difficult to know who to turn to, what to do and when. The Bereavement Advice Centre can give you information and advice on the practical issues following a death. Many things need to be done and it can be… Read More »

Regimental Chapel, Warley

 Sunday 9th May. 6pm. Memorial Service at Warley Regimental Chapel. All very welcome

St George’s Day Window

Bereavement Seminar – Christchurch Warley

In Support of the Bereaved As funeral directors Bennetts have been helping the bereaved and carrying out funeral arrangements for 119 years, they are sensitive of the difficulties faced by many people following their bereavement, the grief journey can continue for a long time.  Sadly this journey can be further complicated by other problems.  Jane… Read More »