Funeral Services
FAQs

Q.         What is a civil funeral celebrant

A.         A civil funeral celebrant works with the bereaved family to provide a ceremony that reflects the deceased’s values and beliefs.


Q.        Can a celebrant perform burials?

A.         Yes, usually these take place in special burial grounds rather than churchyards.


Q.        Can a celebrant perform a scattering of ashes ceremony?

A.         Yes, provided necessary permissions have been gained from the landowner.


Q.        Can a celebrant perform a memorial ceremony?

A.         Yes, memorial ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular, and are a lovely way to celebrate a loved one’s life.


Q.        Can we include a prayer or some kind of religious element?

A.         Yes, a civil celebrant can include a hymn, a prayer and/or a psalm.


Q.        What is the difference between a civil celebrant and a humanist celebrant?

A.         A humanist celebrant is entirely non-religious, whereas a civil celebrant can include elements of the couples’ religion and culture.


Q.        Does a celebrant assist with the order of service?

A.         Yes, a celebrant can advise you on the content and help with the choice of music and readings if required.


Q.        What is the difference between a celebration of life ceremony and a standard funeral service?

A.         Civil celebrants generally offer a celebration of life ceremony to give thanks and honour the life that has been lived rather than the more traditional service.

Q.        Do we receive a copy of the funeral script?

A.         Yes, following the funeral, the client will receive a full transcript of the ceremony.


Q.        How do I book your services?

A.         You can book me directly or via your Funeral Director.


Q.        When do we pay?

A.         The fee is generally paid directly to your Funeral Director.

 

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