Another new venue for the CertFAA

Posted by on Jul 2nd, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

The Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration continues to evolve. With two successful courses already in 2018, a third is now open to applicants. January saw the first foray north of London, with a course held in Hertfordshire attracting students from across the Northern Home Counties and even further afield: two braved the winter weather and the M1 to travel from South Yorkshire! A course in Central London, with a further 17 students from across the London region, is due to complete on 11th July. The next CertFAA course will be...

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AGM 2018 – all change

Posted by on Apr 30th, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

The Association’s 73rd Annual General Meeting was held on 19th April 2018 at a new venue – the Amba Hotel, Charing Cross. President Matthew Barber welcomed  over 70 members to a very busy meeting.  Members were updated on developments within West London Coroner Service, where new staff and systems had been introduced. The investigation into the conduct of the Senior Coroner had concluded in December. There was continuing concern, as the lifting of his suspension had been reported; however he had not returned. Following debates at...

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CertFAA Course Q launches in central London

Posted by on Apr 20th, 2018 in Events & Meetings, General News | 0 comments

April 18th was the first evening for the latest cohort of students for the Certificate in Funeral Arranging & Administration. Fifteen apprehensive students from eight London firms are working towards the examination on 11th July.

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The return of the Roaring 20s!

Posted by on Apr 5th, 2018 in Events & Meetings, General News | 0 comments

24th February 2018 saw the return the London Association’s celebrated annual Banquet and Ball to the recently renovated Park Lane Hotel.   The sumptuous Art Deco Ballroom was a perfect setting for the Great Gatsby themed Ball President Matthew Barber was delighted that so many partygoers entered into the spirit of the evening, injecting extra 1920’s glamour.   Having enjoyed a delicious four-course dinner, revellers soon packed the dance-floor, as showband, “Mixed Feelings”, gave their customary lively performance.   President Matthew and his...

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Western District AGM to be Wednesday 11th April 2018

Posted by on Feb 16th, 2018 in Events & Meetings, General News, Western District | 0 comments

The next meeting of the LAFD Western District will be the Annual General Meeting & Dinner, to be held on Wednesday 11th April 2018 at 6.15pm The Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground, Hartington Road, Chiswick, W4 3UH. Irrespective of your role within the funeral service, you are invited to our Western District general meeting. An opportunity to meet with your fellow professionals and update you on developments within our business and association. The guest speaker will be Hidde Verberne from Orthometals. He will be giving a presentation...

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Course P – CertFAA moves north

Posted by on Feb 8th, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

January 10th saw the launch of the latest Certificate in Funeral Arranging & Administration course. In an exciting new development, this course caters for candidates from LAFD’s Northern members and is being held in a new venue in St Alban’s, Hertfordshire. Fifteen students from 5 firms are working towards the examination on 28th March. The course continues to attract students with a variety of experience of funeral service. The continuing popularity of the CertFAA has created demand for 3 courses in 2018. Following Course P,...

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Report: Autumn General Meeting 16th November 2017

Posted by on Dec 4th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

President Matthew Barber welcomed almost 90 attendees to the Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge and, with other members of the Executive Committee, provided updates on the Association’s recent activities. Matthew thanked members across the region for the many offers of assistance following the Grenfell tower tragedy, when there had been concerns that the local contract holder might be overwhelmed with the requirements to provide appropriate services and facilities. The strength and value of Association had been very evident. The...

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Academy of Forensic Medical Science DipMoD

Posted by on Dec 4th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

We understand that the Academy of Forensic Medical Science is offering its Diploma in Management of the Dead (DipMoD) course in mid February. The course might be of interest to members; details are available from the Academy’s website  

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Southern District meeting 16th October

Posted by on Oct 10th, 2017 in General News, Southern District | 0 comments

The next meeting for members in LAFD’s southern district will be on Monday 16th October  at The Hallmark Hotel at 680 Purley Way, Croydon CR9 4LT For details contact: Ben Walkling, Chairman: phone 07969 217991 email:          Emily Sharma, Vice-chairman:  email:

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Autumn General Meeting 16th November 2017

Posted by on Oct 10th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

The next General Meeting will be held at Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge on Thursday 16th November The meeting will start promptly at 6.30pm (bar open from 5.30pm) and, as is customary, will be followed by dinner. Come along to meet old friends and new  to receive an update on matters of local relevance  and to meet NAFD President Alison Crake and learn about developments and issues at national level The meeting will include an Education Awards presentation – join the celebrations! Attendance at the meeting is free, with dinner charged...

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