First in an occasional series of profiles of interesting alternative venues for funerals and memorials in the Dundee and Fife areas I first encountered Myres Castle in January 2019 when I attended a writers’ retreat there. It felt like an
Creating a place of reverence
Just a golf club and a table tennis racket placed at the foot of a coffin. Let’s be honest, crematoriums are not attractive places. Sometimes corporate, sometimes municipal – and usually, in a clumsy way, trying to be a “chapel”.
One year on….
It was exactly a year ago that I started Neil Dorward’s Training in Funeral Celebrancy course. It’s been quite an amazing year for me. First of all I found the course incredibly stimulating and valuable. It helped persuade me that
The other side of the coin
I’ve now been practising as an independent funeral celebrant for over seven months. I’ve gained a huge amount of experience in that short time and conducted a wide range of services. I’ve also gained a lot of insight into grief