The death of someone we love is one of the most dreaded things in our lives.
Yet. in spite of the inevitability of death, many of us have little or no idea of how to organise a funeral. At one of the darkest moments of our
lives. we instinctively turn to the professionals to help us out. A local Funeral Director will provide sympathetic guidance about the harsh
realities of arranging a burial or cremation.
But what about the funeral service itself?
That service is our last chance to say "Good-bye“. It's the last thing we can do for someone who was special to us. so we really want to get it right. As
society changes. many people no longer have any connection with a church. Some have no religious beliefs at all. while others still have a personal
faith or belief which isn't related to any traditional church.
An Independent Funeral Celebrant will give you choice and freedom.
The funeral service will be personal. with or without religious content. reflecting the wishes of the deceased and of the family.
As your Celebrant...
I will visit you at your home - or meet elsewhere, if you prefer - to discuss the type of service you would like.
I will take the time to discover the life story of the person who has passed away - a story which will not only form the basis of the actual
service, but will allow the mourners to truly celebrate the life of the deceased.
Most services — whether held at the Funeral Home or the Crematorium - will include a favourite piece of music or a reading or poem.
There may be no mention of religion - or the service may include a Bible reading or the Lord's Prayer.
A few moments of silent reflection can be included - which will allow people of faith to offer a silent prayer.
Family members can pay their own tribute during the service or, if preferred. can write a tribute which I will read on their behalf.
Until the service takes place I will keep in regular contact with both the family and the funeral director. in case any changes may be necessary.
I can also…
Write and conduct ceremonies for the burial or scattering of ashes.