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.