The Society of Bereavement Practitioners is honoured to have the support of the following distinguished Patrons:


Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE


Dame Maureen Lipman DBE


Bishop William Cliff DD


Professor Jason Powell PhD FRSA


Stephen Corpe Esq FRSA


The Society of Bereavement Practitioners is administered by a small team of honorary officers:



George Callander FIW FSAScot

George is a founder member of SBP and was elected president in 2005. He is a liberal minister in north east England specialising in bereavement ministry across a wide area. George is a qualified nurse and gained specialist training and experience in bereavement care working for many years in A&E in a London teaching hospital. His specialist areas of expertise are bereavement following traumatic death, and bereavement following the death of a child. As a complete contrast to his pastoral work, in his spare time George is a professional actor and a published writer. Rev. George Callander is a Fellow of the Institute of Welfare, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a very proud Freeman of the City of London.



Keith Munt FRSA

Keith is owner of Saint and Forster Funeral Directors, Ltd., in Darlington. He originally joined the firm as a partner after many years with a national funeral company. In due course Keith and his partner Jenny were able to buy the whole business in 2011.

Saint & Forster has gone from strength to strength with its unique approach to truly personal, holistic funeralcare. Keith and Jenny are committed to giving every client the best possible level of care and attention - which have been appreciated by countless families. Keith Munt is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.



Adrian Grant



Jackie Cairnes



Helen Jones



Trevor Shingler PAM(SBP)