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Religious Opinion on Scattering Ashes

Religious opinion on scattering ashes Different religions have their own view concerning ashes and cremation, below is a broad overview of religious doctrine relating to ashes. We recommend readers to speak to the relevant faith leader when deciding how best to scatter ashes. Buddhist According to the Theravada tradition, Buddhists cremate the body of the […]

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Exhumation the rules broken down and explained

Exhumation Rules for consecrated and unconsecrated  ground For the exhumation of a body or cremated remains from consecrated ground, it will be necessary to obtain a Faculty from the Chancellor of the Diocese. It is no longer necessary to obtain an Exhumation Licence from the Ministry of Justice, even if it is intended that the […]

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Sikh Ashes Ceremony Record

New Product: Sikh Ashes Ceremony Record

Traditions adapt and move on, until recently many Sikh families living outside the Punjab region of India would have taken the ashes of a loved one back to Kiratpur Sahib, a town in the Punjab, India. The town is the location of the Gurdwara Patal Puri where Sikhs scatter the ashes of their deceased. However […]

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Leaflet: Hindu Ashes Water Ceremony

Leaflet: Hindu Ashes Water Ceremony

We are proud to announce that we have created and published our first guidance note for water ceremonies for the Hindu community living here in the UK. Why have we done this? We get many calls per week from younger member of the family that have been tasked with arranging the Ash Scattering Ceremony for […]

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Biodegradable Urns for Water Burial

Biodegradable Urns for Water Burial

Biodegradable Urns for Water Burial (known as Water Urns) are now commonly used, they keep the ashes from blowing about and make for a dignified ceremony, available in a number of styles to suit your ceremony. Scattering ashes (in the UK) over water is increasingly popular, we think this is in part due to: The […]

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Ashes Scattered for you Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Celebrants … Scattering of Ashes Ceremonies. We are Laura & John, of Loch Lomond Celebrants, and following several requests for Scattering of Ashes Ceremonies, the following information may be useful for anyone considering this meaningful ceremony for their loved one. There are two ways in which this ceremony can be held, either with […]

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Does the act scattering ashes release the soul?

I don’t tend to write about spiritual matters very often, mainly because I don’t feel qualified. However, a phone call from a customer the other day got me thinking, the conversation went something like this: Are you still operating boats for scattering through COVID-19? Yes, but with reduced number of attendees. Is it true the […]

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Ashes in Tupperware

Used Tupperware – Now that is a conundrum?

Ashes dilemmas pop up in every walk of life. I have just finished Richard Osman’s best seller – The Thursday Murder Club about a group of septuagenarians living in a retirement village, who are engaged upon solving a crime that is in their vicinity. A brilliant novel, twists and turns with the most excellent characterisation. […]

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Council ponders the profit from a Columbarium

What should a council charge someone for a niche in their Columbarium? An interesting question, the Henley Standard reported on this giving us a rare insist into the machinations of a local authority in such matters. The town council has spent around £90,000 to fix up and convert a disused non-conformist chapel into a columbarium […]

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Lockdown, Walks and Scattering

I think most people will consider this third lockdown at best tedious and depressing. However it did mean the enforced circumference of activity meant that I have gone out and explored my locality more enjoying the joys on the doorstep. I am relatively fortunate that we are base on the edge of Dartmoor, with all […]

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Minehead North Somerset: Bristol Channel

Scattering Ashes on the Bristol Channel from a Boat Location Minehead Somerset Area of operation Bristol Channel Type of boat 10m Cougar Catamaran Duration of trip Up to 3hrs Capacity of boat 11 persons Refreshments None Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. […]

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What is the definition of an Urn?

There are various definitions on an Urn, let’s ignore those specifically referring to a large receptacle for tea and such like and focus on those that contain ashes, oops have I just given the game away? Let’s see…  Urn (noun: urn; plural noun: urns)So Google pops up with the following: a tall, rounded vase with […]

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Ashes on a Road Trip – Indian Movie

There has not been much in the way of films and film festivals this year, however Tokyo manged to have theirs and there was one entrant from India. Karkhanisanchi Waari – Ashes on a Road Trip Synopsis: The Karkhanis family is the last joint family in Pune. When the eldest patriarch in the family passes […]

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