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The idea of parting with a loved ones ashes is a hard decision and so when it comes to deciding what you would like to, it has become a popular solution to turn to memorial jewellery. The thought of scattering ashes can take families years, as they feel they cannot separate themselves from their loved […]
When we lose a loved one there is an expectation to write a eulogy or a speech in remembrance. However, another popular option for funeral ceremonies and memorials, is reading a poem. Articulating the emotions of bereavement are difficult and a meaningful poem that captures the essence of both your loved one and family will […]
Funerals are becoming less of a taboo topic as the celebration of life is now an important part of the bereavement process of our loved ones. Funerals are a way of putting time and thought into a unique ceremony that reflects your loved one’s life. A funeral should be a memorable, and strong reflection of […]
All bereavement is different and when someone loses a loved one they can deal with grief in many different ways. Not every way of dealing with grief is healthy, look out for these 5 observations to help the grieving process for your friend or family member experiencing a loss. Believing they will ‘get over it’. […]
Last week an image surfaced from the earthquake disaster in Italy, of a loyal blonde cocker spaniel called Flash, lying by the casket of his master. The touching image gives us an insight into the instinctive and natural need to mourn, and leaves us questioning whether we could learn something from our beloved pets. The […]
2016 has been a year of remembrance and life celebrations for a large number of celebrities, actors, comedians and musicians; we want to remember these well-known figures that are no longer with us. Though this year it seems as if there has been an increase in celebrities dying, and the rate we hear about it. […]
Making plans for your funeral isn’t something we necessarily want to think about and we try not to think about. But as the years go by and we realize that we aren’t, after all, going to be the first person in history to duck under the radar of the Grim Reaper, it feels more and […]
The government published the Armed Forces Covenant in 2011 setting out the relationship between the nation, the armed forces and the government the same year Croydon became the first London borough to sign a Community Covenant. It was signed as a pledge of commitment to the local Armed Forces population – those in service, Reservists, […]
The Rowland Family and staff members would like to offer our sincere condolences to Jo Cox’s family, friends and all affected following her tragic murder in the streets of her constituency. She was greatly respected and admired by all who knew and worked with her, she will be sorely missed.
The horrendous shootings in Orlando that recently killing 49 and injuring 53 innocent people was responded with the dispatch of over 15 ‘comfort dogs’ trained to provide affection and comfort to people in disaster areas, hospices, nursing homes etc. Research has shown that using animals in bereavement counselling encourages the grief process, with findings that […]
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There comes a stage in all our lives when it’s natural to think about our own funeral arrangements. We wonder about our loved ones and what to leave them. There are some things, however, that we wouldn’t wish to leave them. These include the burden of high funeral costs and the worry of deciding on the funeral arrangements.
If you have concerns about such matters, our prepaid funeral plan will bring you peace of mind.
A free feature of every plan – when you purchase a plan, we will make a donation to help the Woodland Trust. A beautiful way to be remembered. Please complete the online enquiry form and we will send you our brochure detailing the services we provide.
At A&J Morris, we recognise that amid this pandemic, we all have fears and concerns for the safety of our families and loved ones. Unfortunately, death and grief do not pause during a crisis. For over 30 years, A&J Morris has been taking care of members of this community and we stand ready to help you now. We will remain open and our experienced, caring staff will continue assisting families during this critical time.
We are taking precautions to create a safe environment for you to honour those you have lost. In accordance with Government and WHO guidelines, the following best practices have been instituted:
We are available 24/7 to answer any questions and concerns you may have and will continue to monitor Government, NHS and WHO. Guidance is also considered from the National Association of Funeral Directors Association.
Most of all, remember that during times of uncertainty it is important to rely upon one another and to come together as a community. A&J Morris is honored to be a part of the Croydon community and we will do all we can to be here for you throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.