Attwood Funerals are housed in Wolverley, Kidderminster and serve the Wyre Forest area. We are a small, family funeral director founded by Mike. Here to offer a fully participative funeral service where the bereaved can truly be as involved in all aspects of the arranging, preparation and ceremony as they might wish. The name Attwood comes from Mike’s grandmother’s maiden name. Mike is supported by Kate, funeral celebrant and funeral arranger. We are a small company so you get to know us very well as we celebrate and commemorate an important life together.
Attwood Funerals is family owned and run. Mike has worked for a variety of funeral directors over the last few years, he is a Green Fuse trained funeral director and has also been trained by Angie McLachlan and Ichabod Smith in care of the body. He has a degree with the Open University. Kate assists Mike in his work. She has been an independent funeral celebrant for ten years and member of the Association of Green Funeral Directors. Her background as a school teacher in special needs and religious education has stood her in good stead, she also practises as a psychotherapist being an NLP Clinical Master Practitioner. She holds a degree in Law and a Master’s in Religious Education. Kate trained with Embracing Dying as a Soul Advocate and has also been trained by Angie McLachlan and Ichabod Smith in care of the body. She grew up in a rectory, her father being a parish priest and her mother a headteacher, they were both excellent role models for her.
First and foremost we are people and funeral directors second – so you will find us relaxed and approachable and wearing everyday clothes, not the usual sombre black attire. We have gleaned experience in the funeral world for many years in a wide range of places so we can help you realise your wish traditional or modern, simple or elaborate, religious, spiritual or non-religious, green burial or cremation or just completely bespoke – when it comes to funerals and memorials, the choice is yours. There are no rules about what a funeral should be like. We can create a funeral that helps you remember someone who has died in the way you wish in as unique a way you wish, but always with dignity. We are there to support you through a time of grief and help you to make the choices and decisions you want. We allow you time to make the right decisions for your and your family.
Where possible as an alternative to hiring a traditional black hearse we offer the service of transporting the coffin to the venue ourselves with our fully equipped Grand Voyager affording us a discreet and dignified method of transport. In addition in most cases, we will have the capacity to transport up to two family members along with the coffin if desired. Alternatively, the vehicle can also be used to transport up to five people if the coffin is taken the by hearse.
Attwood Funerals is fully compliant with the Natural Death Centre recommended funeral director Conditions. We believe in people’s individuality and celebrate the diversity of our unique community and we work hard to ensure that we do it justice. We are firmly committed to a more natural approach and to a gentler way of doing things – from the coffins and urns that we promote through to the ways in which our celebrants work with families and friends of the deceased. These commitments are threaded through everything we do. There are many other ways in which we are different, so please explore our website and feel free to get in touch via our contact page or on one of our office telephone numbers, if you have any questions or comments.