As we sit at our kitchen table this morning, reflecting on the changing colours of autumn, it reminds us of how the seasons affect us and our lives. We’re all different and some of us will look towards winter with dread while others will love the approaching changes in temperature, skies and clothing!  The same pattern occurs also in business where we are looking to change and expand Crumpton Rudd Funerals as we feel we are being lead. Sometimes we just have to stop, take a breath and try not to make the changes ourselves, but trust the comimg season will be one that we can explore and enjoy what comes, without worrying about what we think it should look like.

Our recent plan to open our own premises in Ham Village has hit the buffers and we will not be proceeding with that venture, but as disapointing as this decision was we feel that it was not ours to make and their are other plans afoot!  So….scary and exciting!  Pretty similar to how some of us will feel when the first snows of winter are forecast. We obviously are still caring for bereaved families, as we have for the last two years, and look forward to the coming changes that will enable us to be even more involved with our local communities.


Easter at Crumpton Rudd Funerals.  As we look back over this reflective Easter time and take time out of our busy lives,  we thank God for the amazing privilege we have in being able to provide support, advice, comfort and practical help in arranging funerals for three lovely families this week.

Easter can be a tough time for the bereaved.  Traditionally a time when families spend time together, the loss of someone special is particularly hard felt.

As commented by one of the families last week, “Firstly I wanted to convey our sincere thanks and gratitude for your gentle, sympathetic and kind manner in the arranging of our darling mother’s funeral.  Although a terribly difficult day, we were very pleased with her service and our farewell to her.  She deserved the best and more.  Now that the craziness of all the arrangements have passed, our time to process her passing and acceptance starts”.

Springtime in the park


As always, it’s lovely to receive feedback when we have helped families through this difficult time. Many thanks to these families for their comments:

“Yes, thanks indeed for your keen attention to detail and your extremely kind words” Richard, Joanne and families

“Rob, thank you so much for all your help and support, and for the lovely service and send-off you helped us give Andy on Friday.  We really appreciate your patience, time and compassion during a very difficult time”.  Kind regards, Lisa, Amy and Dom

“I just wanted to personally thank you for taking my grandad’s funeral, it was lovely and I know you were crazy busy at the time. I really appreciate it and you are a blessing to so many bringing peace and hope to those you meet. ”

“Dear Rob, with thanks for all your help and kindness during my mum’s funeral. We couldn’t have done it without you”. Best wishes, Amanda

“Dear Rob, thank you for the lovely service… Sincere thanks for making her send-off so beautiful. We, as a family took, and are still taking, a lot of comfort in the beautiful tributes that were made. Lots of people who attended have commented on how BRILLIANT the service was. Thank you”.  Jason