We know that you’re out there; we know that there are many of you. We get e-mails and phone calls daily from people like you who want funerals to be different. Better. More effective at what they are supposed to be for.
Some of you are working in the existing funeral industry. Some of you have created new businesses and are trying a different way of undertaking. Some of you are celebrants or ministers. Some of you are on the sidelines in other roles that funerals brush up against. Some of you are just interested in the whole fascinating world of death. We think that there should be a way of getting all of you together, with all your different viewpoints and voices, a way of uniting the myriad of individuals in one association with a common goal – to improve funerals for everyone.
For some time, we have been thinking about how to join the dots of all the people out there in Funeralworld trying to change things for the better. The answer came in an ‘Eureka’ moment with the idea of setting up The Good Funeral Guild.
We launched The Good Funeral Guild in the summer of 2016, and we think that needs a party to celebrate. So whoever you are and whatever your connection with funerals, you're invited to come along, meet the Good Funeral Guide team and connect with like minded individuals from Funeralworld and beyond.
You can be the change that we are all waiting for. You can be part of the groundswell of people working towards a better future where dying people are supported, bereaved people are empowered and all funerals are the unique ceremonies they should be rather than just another job at the crem.
Join us at the National Trust's Sutton House on Tuesday 4th October. You'll be able to enjoy deathly cocktails from the bar in the Tudor Kitchen, see the Life. Death. Whatever. exhibition after hours and meet an eclectic selection of people who believe funerals can be done differently.