Steve can provide a Mindful, Modern Memorial Ceremony as an alternative to a Funeral Ceremony, which family and friends may attend at a later date and at a venue of your choice.
A Memorial Ceremony may or may not have the ashes of your loved-one present. They may be held in a community centre or in a location that is unique and special to you - indoors or outdoors.
This means that you have the option to postpone the memorial until such a time that logistical arrangements can be made to gather your guests together and to meet at the location of your choice.
Remember, the location need never be a limitation to a memorial ceremony.
I would like to thank for the lovely service you did for mum and the picture tribute. It was very personal and I think you captured her well.
Many thanks for your kind thoughts and your comforting, supporting presence.
Jayne and Anne
We have been actively monitoring the coronavirus situation daily since its emergence.
We have implemented a contingency plan across the business in order to protect the health of our team and those with whom we come in contact. This includes, but is not limited to, implementing the advice of the authorities, particularly Public Health England and others as appropriate.
We will be doing our very best to maintain our services during this time.
You should continue to contact us in the usual way, via email, or telephone or via Steve’s Website.
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A funeral webcast is where the funeral service is broadcast live over the internet. Families choosing this service are provided with a private log in and password. This information, together with instructions can be given to friends and relatives, whoever they would like to invite to take part in the service, no matter where they live.
Friends and family can participate in the service, even if they are not physically able to attend. It can be quite comforting to know that those unable to make the funeral will be able to participate.
Webcasting is not designed to replace attending the service in person. It is to give those who cannot attend the chance to be involved.
I, or your appointed Funeral Director can arrange this for you whether or not the crematorium provide this service. Feel free to message me for details.
My mum's funeral was brilliant. We had a great afternoon sharing our memories in the way you suggested - what a great idea!
Everyone said that you got mum spot on. Thank you from the Austin family.
I can think of three women particularly, who have been hugely inspirational and influential in many ways in my life – that is my wife, my mum and Margaret Thatcher.
I lost a lot of faith in women generally some years ago, around the time when my first marriage broke up. But all of that changed completely when I met my new wife in 2003. She is the most ardent, generous, caring and sensitive person I have ever met.
I have a lot to thank my mum for – not least for giving me life, but of course, my dad played a part in this too. As a child and in many ways as an adult I suppose, my mum has been the person I have touched base with all my life – during times of euphoria and times of unhappiness.
Margaret Thatcher was our first woman prime minister. She won three elections in a row, serving this country for a longer period than any prime minister for more than 150 years. She defined and she overcame the many great challenges of her age. Her principles and her courage still influence my thinking to this day.
But equally, I can think of three men who have also been instrumental in my life too. I rather like Rochelle Brockington’s contribution to the celebration of equality.
“Equality is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. A gender-equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious - so what's not great about that?”
I am thrilled that this year’s International Women’s Day Campaign centres on building a gender-equal world. But for today, here's to every loving, strong and independently minded woman I know - past, present and future.
We would like to thank Steve for conducting my fathers funeral. The service was unique and celebrated my fathers life in perfect detail.
The Visual tribute was amazing, everyone at the service commented on how beautiful it was.
We appreciate Steve’s support and guidance in tailoring the service to ensure my fathers memories were remembered.
Many thanks from the family for making this a memorable day.
Lily, Mark, Julie, Megan & Lucy
I would like to thank Steve from the bottom of my heart for the lovely service he did for my husband last week and for the video he played at the service about his life. Everyone said how moving it was.
I have never been to a funeral like it and now I know exactly what I would like for myself when my time comes. I hope Steve is still around to do mine. I have asked the undertaker to put him on my plan. Lovely man and very gifted at what he does.
I cannot tell you how much the service you did for my husband Joe meant to us. You were so caring in everything you did. Everyone at the service said how beautiful it was . Myself and my family would like to thank you for making this a memorable day.
Words fail me, but I suppose I just want to say a big thank you for what you did for us yesterday. Everyone present, and there were a lot of people, commented on what a great service it was. They all spoke very highly of you. The service was excellent - the attention to detail, your presentation - everything.
Many many thanks again. You did us proud.
**** and and family