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The Language of Flowers & Sympathy Card Messages

The Language of Flowers Roses represent love, happiness, hope and new beginnings. White roses express reverence, innocence and youthfulness; Red roses convey respect, love and courage; Pink roses signify love, grace and gentility; Crimson roses denote grief and sorrow; and yellow represents friendship. Lilies represent the restored innocence of the soul of the departed, majesty and purity. Carnations [...]

2022-06-23T12:55:57+00:00May 23rd, 2022|Bereavement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Language of Flowers & Sympathy Card Messages

FCA Regulation

Due to recent media coverage, concerning the funeral plan sector being regulated by the FCA, we would like to make the following statement: Rowland Brothers have partnered with Golden Leaves for 38yrs. During that time Golden Leaves has always been at the forefront of regulation of our industry being a founding member of the [...]

2022-02-25T15:32:29+00:00February 25th, 2022|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on FCA Regulation

Rowland Brothers Foundation Schools Project

Throughout the century-and-a half that the family firm of Rowland Brothers Funeral Directors, have served the people of Croydon and surrounding areas, care and support of the bereaved has been a top priority. This led to the establishment of the Rowland Brothers Foundation for this purpose in 1984. It has been a registered charity since [...]

2022-04-11T13:20:03+00:00January 12th, 2022|Bereavement|Comments Off on Rowland Brothers Foundation Schools Project

Light a Candle: Remembering Those We Love at Christmas

Rowland Brothers invite the residents of Warlingham, Hamsey Green and Caterham to our Remembrance Light a Candle Service. Taking place at All Saints Church in Warlingham, on Saturday 11th December at 11am, we are inviting you to light a memorial candle at the service in memory of your loved one. Seating is limited, so please [...]

2021-12-06T16:42:00+00:00December 6th, 2021|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on Light a Candle: Remembering Those We Love at Christmas

What to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

https://ptbertram.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/what-to-say-to-someone-who-is-grieving/ April 11, 2010 — Pat Bertram I mentioned to a friend that, after receiving notification of my mate’s death, few people from a certain online group sent an acknowledgement, and she said perhaps it was because they did not know what to say. This is probably true. Most comments posted to me on the various threads began [...]

2021-04-09T13:50:36+00:00December 4th, 2020|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on What to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

Are You Struggling With Grief This Winter?

The cold weather can have an impact on our mood. Less sunshine and more dark evenings can make us change our normal social activities and we could end up feeling isolated. A lack of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, can affect our immunity which often makes us poorly. Layer on a bereavement and this time [...]

2021-03-05T10:47:06+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on Are You Struggling With Grief This Winter?

Anger in Bereavement – How Counselling Can Help

Article from Counselling Directory Anger is a common, normal response to bereavement. We get angry when we cannot control what is happening to us. It can be one of the most confusing feelings during bereavement, and is at the root of many problems in the grieving process. If anger is not expressed in a safe way it [...]

2021-03-05T10:47:05+00:00October 9th, 2019|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on Anger in Bereavement – How Counselling Can Help

Multiple Losses: How to Cope with Loss & Change

Article from Grief In Common When I first started facilitating bereavement groups, I sort of assumed that people would be coming for help for “just” one loss. Of course one loss is more than enough…it’s already too much. Yet so many grievers I met were experiencing multiple losses. And while in most of my writings the word “loss” [...]

2021-03-05T10:47:11+00:00September 26th, 2019|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on Multiple Losses: How to Cope with Loss & Change

Never Alone – A New Drop In Facility

The Rowland Brothers Foundation is pleased to present their new initiative 'Never Alone' run in conjunction with Renew 23 Wellbeing Café, an informal place for people who are coming to terms with loss. Never Alone A new drop-in facility for people coming to terms with bereavement run by Rowland Brothers, your local independent funeral directors. [...]

2022-05-31T11:20:14+00:00August 30th, 2019|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on Never Alone – A New Drop In Facility

Grieving

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 Becker’s statement about the fragility [...]

2021-03-05T10:47:27+00:00August 1st, 2019|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on Grieving

Funeral director who pioneered free bereavement counselling is made an MBE

A funeral director who has supported bereaved families through their grief for 65 years has been made an MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours. Tony Rowland, of South Croydon, is director of Rowland Brothers Limited, of Whitehorse Road, West Croydon, and with branches throughout the area, and has done voluntary work for many local [...]

2021-04-26T14:10:43+00:00December 29th, 2018|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on Funeral director who pioneered free bereavement counselling is made an MBE