Rites of Passage and Passing

I lowered a lovely man into the earth today; an unexpected honour and not a little emotional. Along with a few others, I carried his wicker coffin from the bier on which we had pulled him to his graveside, and gently ran the tapes through my hands as he was accepted back into the land... Continue Reading →

Charfield Burial Ground ready to go

What a lovely way to spend a sunny spring equinox day, wandering over our brand new burial ground! Today we are basically able to inter if needed - although of course I sincerely hope we ┬ádon't have anyone need our services for a while yet... So under blue skies and amidst birdsong and gentle breezes... Continue Reading →

Summer Solstice

Too cloudy to actually see the sunrise, it was nonetheless a pleasant way to start the weekend. The picture above was taken from the bottom of what will become our new village burial ground. As you can see the view is remarkable, looking east over the village towards Wotton under Edge and the Cotswold Escarpment.... Continue Reading →

Ramblings on death

It's been hard to get back to this wibbling stream of unconsciousness. I think it's been since attending a family funeral... the funeral service went as well as these things can do; the service was a Catholic Mass which was fine and apart from the obvious issues of being on 'the wrong team'! But after... Continue Reading →

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