Rowland Brothers News

Rowland Brothers Family Funeral Directors Croydon have been funeral experts for over 140 years. Using our professional knowledge, we write regular updates on our experiences, stories about the funeral industry and an industry view on current events. Read some of our news posts, here.


By Aviva Keren Barnett Existential Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Lecturer. “Grief is something all of us have or will anticipate. It is a painful process that forces us to clarify ourselves, our values, and our relationships. It forces us to confront the fragility of life.” Carol Becker (1992). Here I see [...]

August 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Event: Bereavement Counselling Training – Child Bereavement

Venue: Jurys Inn Hotel, Wellesley Road, Croydon CR0 9XY Date: : Wednesday 15 May 2019 Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm Cost: FREE Lunch and refreshments will be provided Sheila Elliott, of the highly respected Winston’s Wish charity, and Mary Clair Kelly, a skilled integrated Pyschotherapeutic Counsellor, come to help us understand [...]

February 27th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Event: Bereavement Counselling Training – ‘Whats It All About?’

Venue: Jurys Inn Hotel, Wellesley Road, Croydon CR0 9XY Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019 Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm Cost: FREE Lunch and refreshments will be provided Presented by the renowned Dr Bill Webster in association with the Rowland Brothers Foundation Dr Bill Webster, a well-known grief counsellor, author of many [...]

February 27th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Rowland Brothers Foundation supports four local charities through 2018 Christmas Tree Appeal

Representatives of four local charities received cheques totalling £3,695 from the Rowland Brothers Foundation as a result of Rowland Brothers’ 2018 Christmas Tree Appeal carried out at its branches in West Croydon, Purley, Old Coulsdon, Warlingham and New Addington. The appeal itself raised £1,847.50 in donations from individuals and [...]

February 12th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tony Rowland Awarded MBE in New Years Honours List

This year’s New Year’s Honours list, announced today, includes a name well known in the world of funerals, and to many residents of Croydon and the surrounding districts. Tony Rowland, who lives in South Croydon, is director of Rowland Brothers Limited, based in Whitehorse Road, West Croydon, and with branches [...]

January 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Grief, Wellness, and Moving Beyond the Loss of a Spouse

With a lifelong marriage comes the inevitability of one spouse outliving the other. More than 13-million Americans suffer through this heart-wrenching loss each year. The majority of widowed men and women are seniors, who may have never envisioned a life without their partner. But despite grief, life goes on and [...]

April 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Rowland Brothers Grief Seminars Offer Support On Six-Month Anniversary Of The Croydon Tram Disaster

This article was originally featured on Six months after the tram tragedy in Croydon, South London, which killed seven people, a full-day seminar was run, free of charge, by the town’s independent family-run funeral directors Rowland Brothers. The seminars, which took place on 9 May, were for the benefit of [...]

June 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments