Stuart McLean

Memberships & Associations

Stuart McLean, Celebrant

Association of Independent Celebrants

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The Association of Independent Celebrants, AOIC, is a Trade Association whose objective is to provide Members with support, resources and personal development training to enable them to remain the most professional Celebrants both in the UK and overseas.

The AOIC Mission Statement: ‘To provide our Membership with the best possible support and resources to be the most professional Celebrants in the UK and overseas’.

You can read more about the work they do at

Dying Matters Coalition

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I am a member of the Dying Matters Coalition, working to support changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards death, dying and bereavement, and through this to make ‘living and dying well’ the norm.

You can read more about the work they do at

Natural Death Centre

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Established 25 years ago in 1991, The Natural Death Centre is a social, entrepreneurial, educational charity that gives free, impartial advice on all aspects of dying, bereavement and consumer rights.

If you are looking for help, support, advice or guidance planning a funeral, either for yourself or for someone close to you, the Natural Death Centre Charity is here for you.

We are passionate about sharing knowledge, dispelling myths, and empowering everyone who wants to have the best experience possible when it comes to making arrangements for a funeral.

We firmly believe that knowledge is power, and that by knowing what is possible, you will be able to make informed choices about what is right for you, your family and for the person who has died.

You can find out more at

Association of Green Funeral Directors

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The Association has three main objectives:

  1. To help members of the public find funeral homes in their area which are willing to provide greener options in the funerals they carry out.
  2. To encourage funeral directors (FDs) to become more green-minded in all aspects of their work and help bring natural funerals into the mainstream.
  3. To give donations to charities which the membership vote for in their AGM each year.

You can find out more at