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Podcast mini-series
'The loss of a loved one'

Memoria are very proud to have just released our first Podcast mini-series, Memoria’s ‘The loss of a loved one’. This series touches on the impact of the last twelve months on all of us, with some very insightful input from both industry professionals and community members.

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Government Support
for Funeral Costs

BEREAVED families could be missing out on up to £1,000 of Government support for funeral costs, experts are warning. The bill for giving a loved one a fitting send-off is not cheap with an average funeral costing £4,184 last year.

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Waveney Memoria Park Crematorium

Crematorium manager reflects on ‘a very challenging year’

A Suffolk crematorium manager has described the heart-breaking realities of funerals during the coronavirus crisis. While the Waveney Memorial Park and Crematorium used to be able to welcome up to 200 mourners at one time, it has been very different over the past year.

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Conventional funerals dying out with no-frills send-offs becoming more popular

The cost of dying continues to soar each year, with the average cost hitting a record £4,184 this year, according to latest estimates. Traditional funerals are dying a death with families turning to cheaper, low-frills send-offs instead, experts have revealed.

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Celebration of Life Video

Video: Celebration of Life Service

Providing a genuine opportunity to simply concentrate on the actual service rather than the expensive trappings normally associated with a traditional funeral. More videos can be found on our YouTube channel Memoria Affordable Quality Funerals.

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The heartbreaking reality of Covid at the funeral front line and its toll on grieving families

The Denbighshire Memorial Park and Crematorium in St Asaph boss speaks out about the terrible impact of lockdown A North Wales crematorium manager has revealed the heartbreaking realities of life during the coronavirus pandemic – including empty chapels and mourners.

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No-frills funerals increase by 540% in four years as more people choose cheaper alternative

The average cost of a traditional funeral in 2019 was £4,000. Direct cremations are rising in popularity across the UK as families ditch expensive send-offs and choose a more affordable, no-frills funeral instead. More Britons are looking for cheaper alternatives.

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Memoria claims CMA report lacks clarity on ‘consumer detriment’

For the past two-and-a-half years, Memoria has supported the CMA in its effort to better understand how the UK funerals market works Memoria, a private memorial park and crematoria operator, has questioned the recent Competitions and Markets Authority’s (CMA) report.

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Five easy ways to cut thousands off the average funeral cost

The average funeral now costs from £4,184 – but you can bring that down to just £950. Experts have warned that Brits’ tendency to avoid discussing death means a funeral often costs more than it needs to. The revelation comes.

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Press Article: The Daily Telegraph, Memoria Your Later Life

Howard Hodgson (CEO, Memoria & Low Cost Funeral by Memoria) talks candidly about why our inability to talk about death and our funeral wishes could just be moving the pain further down the road.

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