Poppy's
blog

We believe it’s time to start a more open conversation about death, dying and funerals.

In this blog, we share practical advice and ideas to help you if you are arranging a funeral or experiencing bereavement; as well as fascinating stories, interviews and opinions from the frontlines of death and dying.

Our email newsletter delivers the best from the blog to your inbox every month. Sign up for news and updates from Poppy's by email here.

In Conversation

Lorna Marsh from the Lone Twin Network talks to us about the impact of losing a twin, and the support and friendship she has found through the Network.

Ideas & Guidance

When someone dies unexpectedly — or if you haven’t been in recent contact with them — you may not know, or have talked about, their funeral wishes. This blog offers some pointers for funeral planning.

In Conversation

When a baby or child dies, the whole family grieves. Grandparents often need to care for their own child, while coping with the loss of their grandchild, yet there is little support available for them.

In Focus

In June 2024, it's 12 years since the first Poppy’s funeral took place. Poppy’s has grown and flourished since then, so it felt like a good time to share 12 things that you might not know about us.

In Conversation

Local humanist celebrant, Tamiko O’Brien, introduces us to the Humanist Funeral Tribute Archive and the great range of life stories that it holds.

Ideas & Guidance

From our experience, here are some top tips and things to think about when organising a Church of England funeral in a church.