Christopher, a third-generation funeral director, has worked in funeral service since 1983 and is extremely experienced in all aspects of funeral service and care for the bereaved.
In 2017 Christopher was approached to manage the company and was delighted to take on a role that ensured total personal service could be allied to caring for the environment and encouraging nature. This ethos forms the key foundations of the very personal care provided by Christopher, Rachel and the team.
Highly qualified and experienced in funeral service Christopher is the holder of the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Directing and is a Trustee of the Association of Green Funeral Directors. Christopher also organises events promoting green and alternative funerals and supporting the bereaved, including the award-winning Prestwold Hall Bereavement Awareness Day.
Rachel joined The Natural Burial Company in February 2018 after a career in telecommunications. Rachel supports the business in many ways but now only works directly with clients by request.
Rachel’s passion for the environment ensures that she continues to strive to create beautiful and nature-rich places for remembrance.
In 2018 Rachel was honoured to be a finalist in the Good Funeral Awards category of Most Promising Trainee Funeral Director of the Year. And whilst not strictly a funeral director, Rachel is passionate about helping people and supporting every aspect of care for the bereaved.
Lord Clifton Wrottesley’s family owned the historic Wrottesley Hall estate near Wolverhampton in Staffordshire for almost 900 years and he still has a keen interest in the local area, as well as a deep concern for environmental issues. Lord Wrottesley was approached by the Packe-Drury-Lowe family who suggested establishing a natural burial ground in derelict woodland on the site of an ex-military and post-war refugee camp, which formed part of the Wrottesley estate near the village of Perton in South Staffordshire. After thoroughly researching the concept of natural burials Lord Wrottesley was offered a share of the Natural Burial Company and became a director in December 2015. Lord Wrottesley is a self-confessed ‘closet tree-hugger’ and his mantra on natural burials is that he aims for the unconventional to become the conventional
Edwards father Simon Packe-Drury-Lowe co-founded the Natural Burial Company when he retired from farming at the end of the twentieth century. Edward has continued to manage the Prestwold Estate and run the farm ever since. His agricultural principles are based on sustainability and working with environmental consideration. These attributes guide his work with The Natural Burial Company where he has been a director since his Father’s death. The Prestwold burial ground is located on the Prestwold Estate where the Packe family has lived for almost 400 years.
The official opening of the Orchards at Prestwold Natural Burial Ground will be conducted by The Rt Hon Baroness Morgan of Cotes this coming Saturday, 9th September 2023. Everyone is
The Natural Burial Company are proud to announce that we have once again been nominated in the highly prestigious Good Funeral Awards. This year we have to date been nominated