New CertFAA Courses now booking

Two new courses have been arranged for early 2022. Both will be taught via interactive online seminars.

The courses will run from 6th January to 16th March OR from 7th April to 15th June.

The examinations will be held at a Central London venue on the final evening of the course.

For details and an application form please visit the Education page.

Applications for future courses also are accepted. Candidates on the waiting list are offered priority booking when new dates are announced.


Annual General Meeting 2021

At last, an opportunity to meet in person, not online!

The meeting will be held at Clermont Hotel, Charing Cross on 18th November at 6.30pm.

In addition to the usual AGM business, there will be updates on current matters of interest, both regional and national.

Dinner is available, after the meeting, at £40 each.

Details of the meeting, with a dinner booking form are available here

Nominations for election to the Executive Committee are welcomed, but must be received by 4th November

A Nomination Form is available here


The Changing Face of Funerals in London

From horse-drawn to the motor hearse, from burial to cremation, from home to the chapel of rest – three of many ways in which funerals in the capital have changed since the 1850s.

Join us on Zoom on Tuesday 18th May 2021 6.30-7.30pm for this free, online presentation by Brian Parsons

Please email: secretary@lafd.org.uk for a link to join


New developments for CertFAA

The Education Committee has responded to the challenges of the past year and adapted the Certificate in Funeral Arranging & Administration course.
In an exciting new development, the course now also is available to study via fully interactive online seminars.
Content also has been enhanced.
Throughout its 14 year history, the CertFAA course has undergone regular review and periodic adaptation, to continue to meet the changing needs of the sector.
The recently launched omline classroom addresses demand for greater accessiblity from members across the LAFD region (and beyond), whilst retaining the key features of this popular course.

From the end of May, TWO courses will run concurrently – For information on both online and London based seminars, please visit the Education page.


2020 Annual General Meeting 23rd April

On the evening of Thursday 23rd April, the 2020 AGM will be held in the Regency Room at the Amba Hotel, adjacent to Charing Cross Station.

As usual, the evening starts at 6pm, with the meeting opening promptly at 6.30pm; dinner will follow the meeting. Details, with a dinner  booking form, available here

In addition to the usual AGM business, there will be updates on various pertinent matters of regional and national concern.

As usual, the meeting will include the election of the Officers and Executive Committee, to serve until the 2021 AGM, and nominations are sought to fill vacancies on the Executive Committee.

If you are interested in joining the Executive Committee, but would like to understand more about the commitment involved, please contact the Secretary.

The Executive Committee meets monthly in Central London; it also has a small number of Sub-committees focused on particular aspects of its business, which Executive members may be invited to join.
Sub-Committees meet periodically, usually on the same day as an Executive Committee meeting.

If, rather than commit to service on the Executive, you would prefer to gain a greater understanding of the operation of the Association by being co-opted to a Sub-committee, please contact the Secretary to discover the opportunities available.

Nominations for the Executive Committee may be made on the form available here.

Nominees must be proposed and seconded by members.


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