“Public health funerals” and “direct cremation” – an update

In July 2016 we posted “Public health funerals” and “direct cremation”, which we then noted was “[a] little known, but long-established area of funeral legislation that is becoming increasingly relevant”. On Wednesday 12 February, the Church of England voted in favour of a Private Member’s Motion on this topic; this post gives further consideration to the issues involved. Continue reading