Embalming is a noble profession that is essential to the funeral industry. Each embalmer is a highly trained professional with a specialised skill set. In a funeral home, the embalmer is responsible for embalming and preparing your loved one. Embalming, also known as 'hygienic treatment' has a very long and cross-cultural history, with many cultures giving the embalming processes a greater religious meaning. Embalmers study for three years before taking theoretical and practical exams on human anatomy, mortuary and embalming methods and procedures, qualifying to become accepted as a Member of the British Institute of Embalmers (MBIE). At Charles Stephens we are proud to have five fully qualified members, two of whom are dedicated full time embalmers with considerable experience between them. All maintain Charles Stephens’ dignified and responsible outlook on their work.