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Sara Cork

Sara Cork
Sara Cork is the editor of Funeral Service Times. She has nearly eight years' experience in consumer and B2B titles. Feel free to drop her a line with any stories or feature ideas.

AOIC to offer Rememberboxes to clients

AOIC, Celebrants

Celebrant Paul McDougall made the long journey from Glasgow to Warwickshire to join AOIC colleagues at the National Funeral Exhibition. For Paul it was a trip worth making as he played a part in raising awareness of the Association on this, its tenth anniversary year. The AOIC had a presence …

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A quarter of Britons found late loved ones were in debt

Funeral Debt

A quarter of Britons discover that a family member had outstanding debts, averaging £1,450, following a death. Furthermore, the majority were completely unaware of the financial situation prior to the person’s passing. A survey conducted on behalf of Ecclesiastical Planning Services – providers of Perfect Choice funeral plans – polled 1,784 British adults, both male and female, …

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Gedling Crematorium carries out Service of Dedication


The Suffragan Bishop of Sherwood, The Right Reverend Tony Porter, was among the many guests to attend Gedling Crematorium’s Service of Dedication on May 18.  The Mayor of Gedling Borough Council, Sandra Barnes, local funeral directors and many others took part in the service for the new Westerleigh Group Crematorium at Gedling, Nottinghamshire. …

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Stone-Safe holds memorial installation day

Memorials. Stone-Safe

On 19 June, Weymouth College will be hosting an intensive course on the Stone-Safe stability system at its workshops in Poundbury. Stone-Safe Stability Systems Ltd has designed and developed a memorial base which, when attached to a headstone, can resist an overturning force of 250kg+(meeting the required standard of 150kg). The one day …

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