As lifestyles and technology evolves over time, so do approaches to traditional styles of ceremonies whether it be a wedding or a funeral.

Funerals have been very traditional over many years, often a graveside burial or a cremation with a minister conducting the service who has never met the person who has passed.
Recent years have seen an increase in the use of celebrants, both humanist and independent.

  • Humanist Celebrants will not include any religion within their ceremonies.
  • Independent Civil celebrants can be more flexible.

Celebrants can be booked direct or through a funeral director to conduct a cremation ceremony, graveside ceremony, interment of ashes or natural burial.

More recently families on a limited budget can choose a direct cremation where there is no ceremony at the crematorium but instead opt for a ceremony at a memorial or wake ceremony after the cremation. This can be an acceptable,  alternative way of celebrating a loved one’s passing without the full cost of a funeral ceremony.

As an independent civil celebrant, I can create and deliver any type of personal ceremony you choose,  to truly honour and reflect the life of your loved one. I work with families to learn about your loved one, understand their life story and achievements create a ceremony that celebrates that life. This ceremony can take place in your home, a care home, a pub, community centre or anywhere you choose.

You choose the music, the readings, any religious elements if desired and you choose the theme and ambience of the ceremony whether it is to be serious, sad or up-beat and amusing.

It’s your choice to celebrate the life of a lost loved one, your way.

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