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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.


Next CertFAA course announced

Applications are welcomed for the next Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration course, to be held in Central London, commencing on 24th March, running to 26th May 2020.

Details and Application Forms are available from the education page of the website https://www.lafd.org.uk/education


Don’t miss the Black & White Ball!

Hurry! Order your tickets for the 2020 Banquet & Ball.

This year’s event again is being held at the Sheraton Grand Ballroom in Piccadilly, with a Black & White theme.

Beautiful venue!    4 course banquet!    Great new Band!

Order your tickets from Secretary@LAFD.org.uk

The special event rate for accomodation (B&B basis) at the hotel is available only for bookings made by 28th January, so don’t delay.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available – Secretary@LAFD.org.uk for details


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