Planning an Alternative Funeral

13 May 2014 14:00 - 17:00

Come and be amazed at what you needn’t do and what you can do.

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Chris Dudzinska, and daughter Catherine, run an alternative and ethical funeral business,

Their approach is rather different from that of other funeral services providers in that no packages are offered. Instead they offer a wide choice of coffins – from woollen to wicker, celebrants, venues, transport, flowers and delicious food (all to suit most pockets), including DIY guidance and support. Chris will talk about issues involved in planning funerals, including the pre-planning service, which ensures the funeral you want, leaving families in no doubt about your


Others participating will include:

  • Ann Twynham will be on hand to demonstrate that flowers need not cost a fortune and can be arranged in such a way that you’d happily take them home afterwards. See choices at
  • Martin Nathanael is an Interfaith minister and will field questions about different celebrants and services.
  • Helen Butterworth, representing Rufforth with Knapton Parish Council green burial site, will be available to answer queries about green burials.
  • There will also be a shroud on display, courtesy of Respect Woodland Green Burial Parks.  Website:


There will be tea and delicious cakes for free!


Friargate Quaker Meeting House 


Booking Needed:

Telephone: 01653 627 170

Online: Please us the ‘Book’ button to the right


Price: FREE

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