The Easter Lily

Bouquet of Lily's

Continuing with our series about funeral flowers, Celebrant Steve looks at the history and symbolism of the Easter Lily as Christians across the world prepare to embark upon a week-long observance of Holy Week and Easter.  Easter, also called Pascha, is a festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus. Many believe this to mean that Jesus was, in …

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5 Reasons Why I like Working In Burton-on-Trent

Burton-on-Trent Claymills

Noted Award-Winning Celebrant Steve Game-Blackmoor shares some of his favourite places in Burton-On-Trent, and why he loves working in the area. Burton-Upon-Trent is known for its brewing industry particularly. In fact, the town developed around Burton Abbey, and is mentioned in the doomsday book. The Abbey was once claimed to have been the smallest and poorest Benedictine …

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The Gift

Celebrant Steve in Leek, Staffpordshire

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles – William Hazlitt. Uncertainty After someone we love has died, we can feel that suddenly our world has changed. Nothing is secure and dependable anymore. Life becomes ambiguous, the earth can suddenly open and swallow us up without notice, and …

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A Year Working Alongside Ben Simpson & Dan Wilde

Amy Griffiths, Celebrant Steve’s Personal Assistant, shares some thoughts about working alongside Simpson & Wilde Independent Funeral Directors, who celebrate their first year serving Stoke-On-Trent this month. We celebrate 12 months of working alongside Simpson & Wilde Independent Funeral Directors this week. Working Together Steve and I have enjoyed working alongside Ben and Dan on …

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