For funerals & memorials services:

www.naturaldeath.org.uk : Great resource for all aspects of funerals. The also publish The Natural Death Handbook

The Long Pale Corridor: Contemporary Poems of Bereavement, ed. Judi Benson. Bloodaxe Books 1996

Do Not Go Gentle: Poems for Funerals ed. Neil Astley. Bloodaxe Books 2003.

 

For baby-namings:

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a554848/organising-a-naming-ceremony: for options & ideas.

In The Gold of Flesh: Poems of Birth and Motherhood. ed. Rosemary Palmeira. The Women’s Press, 1990

sea with black and grey 2009

All paintings by Garry Kennard, www.garrykennard.com, reproduced by kind permission of the artist.