CPJ News

Why we wear what we do: a brief history of the Top Hat and Tails.

Why we wear what we do: a brief history of the Top Hat and Tails. If you were to ask anyone to name three things they associate with a Funeral Director, it is a pretty safe bet they would reply; ‘top hat & tails’, most likely followed by coffins. Previously on our blog we have…

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Talking openly about death to cope with the loss of your spouse

Talking Openly About Death To Cope With the Loss of Your Spouse Talking about death is still considered very difficult and research by CPJ Field has shown that 42% of people do not want to talk about it. We know that opening dialogues can be a valuable coping mechanism which is why we launched the…

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CPJ Field announces “Never Alone”

As a 10 generation family business, we are committed to caring for those that have died and for their family and friends left behind. We are proud of the strong relationships our colleagues build with the families in our care, and we continue to support them well beyond the funeral service, helping them to manage…

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In Conversation With A Community Champion

  Pippa Yates is one of CPJ Field’s 7 Community Champions. We sat down with her to find out what a Community Champion is and what their job entails.   You hold two positions at CPJ Field; one is as a Funeral Arranger, the other is Community Champion. Can you tell us about the role…

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Festivals of the dead from around the globe

When somebody we love dies it is common that we honour their memories on specific dates such as birthdays and anniversaries. In many countries there are annual festivals that bring people together to remember their loved ones and to celebrate their ancestry. This blog, written with assistance from Homeland International, explores 7 of these “festivals…

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Funerals in Ancient Civilisations

Funerals in Ancient Civilisations   CPJ field have always been at the forefront of the funeral sector, often leading the way for how funeral practices should develop alongside the needs and demands of society. Throughout all transitions, tradition, history and steadfast values remain central to the operation of our tenth-generation family business. In today’s blogs…

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