Funerals and Memorials
Remembering Your Loved One
As a funeral celebrant, I help you plan an order of service and ensure that it reflects how you want to celebrate the life of the person to be remembered. I can help with poems, readings, songs and hymns as well as co-ordinate with people you’d like to play a part in the ceremony.
Once you contact me, I will meet with you together with any family or friends involved to discuss your wishes and ideas. If you don’t live close by, it’s not an issue. I will travel to meet you as part of my service. I’m always just a call or email away if you need me.
In our meeting you can tell me about the person who has died, to give me a sense of who they were and how much they meant to you. This will help me compose a eulogy which I will deliver at the service.
It’s my role to plan and lead a funeral ceremony that reflects some or all of the following:
– What the person believed
– How they lived
– How they are celebrated
– How they will be missed
Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with what to expect, I will guide you through this. I will also invite you to share ideas and wishes for those elements of the service where it’s appropriate for family and friends to share what they’d like to say, read aloud, or music to be played.
What about religious beliefs?
As a Civil Funeral Celebrant I also serve people who have religious beliefs but do not wish to be buried or cremated by a church, temple or mosque.
Working closely with a funeral director, I will be the main host of the funeral or celebration of life and will officiate a non-religious service. The funeral director you choose will know the local clergy who can perform religious rites if that is the path you wish to take. You can find more information in my e-book A Guide to Non-Religious Funerals, for your FREE copy of my series, please subscribe using the form below.
The focus of my service is remembering and celebrating the life of the person who has died and not religious teachings that a church, temple or mosque would concentrate on. What’s said and shared during a civil funeral is a personalised service decided by family and friends.
If certain prayers, hymns or readings bring comfort in these difficult times, I can include them in the service though I do not have the religious authority to perform blessings and rites.
I understand you may have many questions at this time, please feel free to contact me. Together with you and your family we can deliver a funeral service to commemorate the unique life of your loved one.