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What if I kill someone at a funeral?’ Undertakers struggle to cope with coronavirus death toll and shortage of PPE

Click here to read the full story from independent By @mjcritchleyTuesday 21 April 2020 15:15 As with many frontline workers, a lack of...
13th May 2020
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Government urged to ban funerals during coronavirus outbreak as pressure mounts on undertakers

Click here to read the full story from the Telegraph.co.uk By Jaymi McCann 29 March 2020 • 11:21pm Funeral directors are facing strain on...
12th May 2020
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Honouring the Dead

https://www.facebook.com/NBCNews/videos/250567586143837/ Credit: NBC News Jo Williamson, owner and director of Albany Funerals was asked by NBC...
12th May 2020
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Coronavirus Kent: Funeral directors say they are starting to feel the impact of Covid-19

Click here to read the full story from the Kent Online By Liane Castle  08 April 2020 15:10 Jo Williamson, the owner of Albany Funerals in...
12th May 2020
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Albany wall of remembrance

https://www.facebook.com/kentfunerals/videos/339691096601350/ Our wall of remembrance video - with music by Dominique. Dove release by Beau Doves....
12th May 2020
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Watch our 2016 Balloon Release

Each year we hold our Balloon Release event, attended by hundreds of families and friends who we have served. Here is a short video from October 1st...
13th February 2020
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Good Funeral Awards 2019

The AGFD Good Funeral Awards were held this year at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve in Hythe, Kent, on 19 October – hosted by the Association of...
29th October 2019
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“I don’t know what to do with my wife’s ashes”

In another article from the helpful and honest Guardian serial, Adam Golightly (pseudonym), describes the challenge it is to decide what to do with...
31st May 2017
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What makes life worth living in the face of death?

In this powerful Ted talk, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi reflects on what makes life worth living and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young...
25th May 2017
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Replace ‘shoulds’ with ‘wants’

We’re not offended when people ask us, ‘How can you do what you do? Isn’t it really sad?’ It’s true, we see a lot of sadness and this isn’t...
7th April 2017
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Prince Harry isn’t wrong

Sometimes I’m asked why we blog and contribute to the discussion about death and dying, as though our real job is something else. At Albany, we have a...
31st March 2017
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How do we speak to children about grief?

I am passionate that we help children through grief and speak to children about grief in the best way possible. Sadly, the legacy of a culture which shut...
25th March 2017
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Finding life in a hospice

We work closely with the team at local hospices not least because we are often serving the same families. When someone has been given a life-limiting...
24th March 2017
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Seasons

It's a beautiful time of the year, as we see one season end and another one begins. Yesterday on a walk we took this picture, struck by how it captures...
22nd March 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Six

18th February 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Five

17th February 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Four

17th February 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Three

15th February 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Two

13th February 2017
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Six Myths to Bust About Funerals – Part One

13th February 2017
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4 months ago

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This is a lovely article showing that the clergy are also adapting positively and creatively to this terrible situation. We need to change our rituals to stay safe but this doesn’t necessarily mean that they are any less healing. Those who are willing to accept some changes are able to continue to hold truly personal and meaningful funeral ceremonies. We are working with each family individually to find new ways of doing things to bring them comfort in their unique situation. It can be done ♥️

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4 months ago

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#livinglight
For all those who have died during the pandemic ♥️
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4 months ago

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Grief during coronavirus - lockdown is particularly tough when you're grieving. Being surrounded by family and friends is so vital when you've lost someone you love. Hopefully you are still able to stay connected to others in some way, If you are struggling - some telephone/video grief counselling might help. It's difficult to 'unload' dark feelings onto family and friends, particularly those who might also be grieving, but it does really help to talk.
https://www.griefchat.co.uk/
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My thoughts on funerals through coronavirus on NBC. We are often told that we only have once chance to say goodbye to and honour our loved ones.... I think we can look at this differently, and learn to hold rituals in other ways than we are used to, particularly during these times. They can still be healing. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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‘That thing you’re feeling is called grief’...This is one of the wisest things I’ve heard in a while. Thank you Hugh
at GK Church for your kindness, and your comforting, and incredibly insightful words through such turbulent times. 🌈
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5 months ago

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Another beautiful idea bringing people comfort when they cannot come together in their grief during the Covid pandemic. ♥️ ... See MoreSee Less

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