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Eco-Friendly Funerals: Honouring Life Sustainably

Embracing the Journey with Nature At Rowland Brothers, we understand the growing desire for eco-friendly funerals. Our commitment to sustainability honours both your loved ones and the planet. We offer a range of green burial options that ensure a minimal environmental footprint, aligning with the wishes of those who lived with an environmental consciousness. What [...]

March 5th, 2024|

Pros and Cons of Direct Cremation: A Comprehensive Overview

In recent years, direct cremation has gained popularity as an alternative to traditional funeral services.  You will have seen the ubiquitous TV adverts for national Direct cremation services.   While it offers several advantages, it also has its drawbacks. In this article we provide an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of direct cremation to [...]

February 19th, 2024|

The Critical Importance of Writing a Will in the UK

In the United Kingdom, drafting a will is often viewed with apprehension, sometimes considered a morbid or unnecessary task. However, the importance of writing a will cannot be overstated. It is a crucial step in managing your assets and ensuring that your wishes are respected after your passing. This article explores the reasons why writing [...]

February 2nd, 2024|

Navigating the Journey: Supporting Someone with Alzheimer’s

This month is Alzheimer's Awareness month, where people come together to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that persists around this dreadful disease. Alzheimer's disease is a complex and challenging condition that not only affects the individual diagnosed but also has a profound impact on their loved ones. As someone who cares deeply for a [...]

September 6th, 2023|

Triumph Through Tragedy: How to Handle Grief

In the world of sports, moments of triumph and glory are often accompanied by tales of sacrifice, determination, and overcoming adversity. The recent World Cup Final witnessed an incredible example of this narrative as footballer Olga Carmona led her team to victory while, unknown to her, her father had sadly passed. Her response not only [...]

September 6th, 2023|

Direct cremation

Direct cremation can be a good option for some people, depending on their personal preferences and circumstances. Direct cremation is where the deceased is collected form the place of death and then cremated at a time to suit the funeral director and/or crematorium, without a funeral service or viewing in a Chapel of Rest [...]

May 16th, 2023|

How to Talk About Death At Work

Death is a topic that is often considered taboo, but unfortunately, we will all encounter it at some point in our lives. Whether it’s the death of a colleague, or a loved one, discussing death at work can be a difficult and many people may wish to avoid it all together. However, talking about [...]

May 9th, 2023|

What Is a Funeral Plan and Why Is It Important?

Funeral planning is an essential part of preparing for the end of life. While it can be a difficult subject to approach but it is crucial to plan ahead so that your loved ones are not left with the burden of making arrangements during an incredibly emotional and stressful time. Funeral plans are an effective [...]

March 21st, 2023|

Rest in Peace HM Queen Elizabeth II

We are deeply saddened to learn the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We offer our deepest sympathises and sincerest condolences to King Charles III, the Royal Family and all people who mourn this sad loss. The official online Book of Condolence can be found here - Her life will [...]

September 9th, 2022|
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