BIOGRAPHY – Jonathan Ryland


Jonathan trained at the Lear College of Mortuary Sciences under the direction of Terry Knight and gained the trustees award for having received the highest marks in the theory examinations for that year from the British Institute of Embalmers (B.I.E.). He is a member of the B.I.E. and European Association of Embalmers. He has successfully completed specialized instruction on facial lacerations, waxing and cosmetics under John Davis. Jonathan attended a course on post-mortem reconstructive surgery by Dr John Chew. Jonathan is a member of Kenyon’s Emergency Service and worked at the scene of the Boxing Day tsunami in Asia in 2004/5 and was in Haiti attending to the mass earthquake in 2010. He is an associate of the Institute of Anatomical Sciences.

Funeral Directing

Jonathan studied at the Westminster College of Funeral Directing, gaining his Diploma there. He became a member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors (B.I.F.D.) and is a holder of a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Durham.


Secretary, Chairman, Deputy Governor of the British Institute of Funeral Directors, Director and Treasurer.


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