Highbury Harvest Festival

Highbury Harvest Festival

The Orchard Nestled in a quiet corner of Highbury Park in Moseley / Kings Heath, just behind the Highbury Estate, is a rather surprising space. A community forest garden orchard has grown up with fruit trees, soft fruit and perennial herbs. Straddling the orchard is  a children’s community garden with  family gathering space and trail which leads […]

Industry Market Investigation

Industry Market Investigation

We’re really pleased that there are two funeral related consultations which are taking place – and your opinion counts too! Funeral Market Study The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching a review into the £2 billion funerals market to ensure that people are not getting a bad deal. The study will examine whether the […]

Welcome to our new place!

Welcome to our new place!

A Natural Undertaking firmly in Kings Heath – our own space Yes, after four years we’re really pleased to say that we have our own space on Vicarage Road in Kings Heath. Formerly the hairdressers, “Curl Up and Dye” (it was meant to be!) – we have transformed the building into a modern, bright and […]

Rachael's story

Rachael's story

One of our aims at A Natural Undertaking is to help families to have greater involvement on the run up to, and during the funeral – if that’s what they would like.  All too often families will find that everything is “taken care of”, leaving them little room to express their loss or share it meaningfully […]

The Death Show - from our artists in residence

The Death Show - from our artists in residence

Artists in Residence There are not many funeral directors that can claim to have an artistic arm to their business. At A Natural Undertaking however we like to approach life differently, and we’re very excited to announce that for this year we will have two brilliant creative minds, Lucy and Antonia, working with us as our ‘Artists […]

Nominated! But what is a Modern Funeral Director?

Nominated! But what is a Modern Funeral Director?

Good Funeral Awards 2016 We’re really proud to have been nominated at the Good Funeral Awards for the second year running, but with the nomination being for Modern Funeral Director of the year, and no specific criteria outlined it really got us thinking about what people might consider a ‘Modern Funeral Director’ to be. Having […]

Do you know your Humanists from your Civil Celebrants?

Do you know your Humanists from your Civil Celebrants?

As Carrie and I have been arranging more and more funerals we’ve realised that there’s a real gap in knowledge about the different types of people who actually deliver the ceremonies. Often we find that people who aren’t particularly religious say they would like a humanist to lead the ceremony but when we talk more […]