Natural Endings Events / Workshops


Talk/workshop –

Non-verbal ritual in modern the funeral ceremony

Saturday 1st February 2020. 2-5pm

Venue;  Todmorden Therapy, White Rose Mill, Rise Lane, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 7AA. Located next to Todmorden Train Station

Twelve places available.

The cost is £25 which goes towards  Donations go to Pushing Up Daisies Death Festival 2021. Book by email;

Pushing Up Daisies – Conversations around death and dying

pushing up daisies death and dying festival

Workshop 12th May 2019

Non-verbal ritual in modern the funeral ceremony

Venue;  White Rose Mill, Rise Lane, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 7AA.

Twelve places available.

Free workshop Or pay as you feel donations box. Donations go to Pushing Up Daisies 2021). Book by email;

University of Salford: Day of the Dead: Celebration Event

Wednesday 1st November 2017. 2pm

Hosted by End Of Life Care department

event 2017

For more information see their Facebook page.

Fair Trade coffin morning with willow memorial making

Saturday 23rd May 2015. 10am – 1pm. Free drop-in event.

Held at Creative With Nature Studio. 17 Burnley Rd, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 7BU.

weaving willow wicker memorials keepsakes     bio-degradable willow wicker copper memorial


Rosie Grant of Natural Endings will be showing and answering questions about willow and Fair Trade bamboo coffins. Have a chat over a Fair Trade coffee and biscuit in the lovely environment of the Creative With Nature studio in central Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Also there will be an opportunity to craft a small copper and willow memorial (image shown above) with willow artist Joe Gregory. These little memorials are bio-degradable and can be placed in a garden, on a grave or in an ashes scattering location.

This event is part of the national Dying Matters awareness week and Todmorden’s Pushing Up Daisies  festival inspiring conversations around death and dying.

Plan Your Own Funeral Coffin Morning (PAST EVENT)

Saturday 1st March 2014. 10am-12.30pm. Free event.

A morning of information and discussion around funeral planning including living wills, ceremonies/services and green options.

Hosted by Reverend Nicky Jenkins from Chorlton Unitarian Church and Rosie Grant from Natural Endings Funeral Services.

Plan your own funeral coffin morning event

Nicky Jenkins trained as a celebrant in New Zealand and has a lot of experience of creating both religious and non-religious funeral ceremonies and services.

“It is so important that the family are able to say their goodbyes, remember their loved ones and express their sorrow in a way that is meaningful for them. It is an important part of the grieving process.” Nicky

Rosie Grant can provide information about where funeral services can be held, about environmentally friendly options like woodland burial and bio-degradable coffins. And about how to record your funeral wishes for free.

“Funeral services can be held in many different kinds of locations; fields, barns, historic venues, families own homes and gardens as well as crematoriums and churches. And these days coffins are available not only in wood but also willow, bamboo, jute, banana leaf, and wool. Families have even been known to make their own coffin.”  Rosie

Held at Chorlton Unitarian Church, to the rear of Regency Court, Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9LB.

Please arrive at 10 am as the event will start with a talk and group discussion.

The plan your own funeral day is open to all and free of charge. But places are limited so booking is advisable. Please give us a call to book a place on 0161 969 6690 or drop us an e-mail at