Focus sincerely and affectionately on the person who has passed and the journey they had in life.
Allow friends, relatives and acquaintances to express their feelings and to share their memories and celebrate through words,music or poem
Have warmth and sincerity: many bereaved people find a Humanist/Celebrant helpful and are pleased they have provided a ceremony their loved ones would have wanted that Celebrates the life of the person who has passed by paying tribute to them, to the life they lived, the connections they made and connections left behind
Be simply more appropriate for those who have not lived according to religious principles, or accepted religious views of life or death or may wish to focus more on the person with only a small amount of hymn or religious content that may reflect some part of the departed life and their wishes.
Funeral Celebrants in Humanist Ceremonies are friendly, experienced and are empathetic to each persons wishes. We will meet with the family or friends who are most closely connected with the person who has passed. This meeting as no time limit we will be with you until you are happy with the content.
A draft service will be emailed or delivered for you to update or change in any way you feel appropriate.
We will want to learn as much about the person as possible, so that the funeral or memorial tribute justly captures the life and personality of that person how they lived and their journey through life.
Humanist/Celebrants will be sensitive to your wishes yet ready to give clear guidance and to answer questions when required. We are familiar with cremation and burial procedures. We will welcome and encourage your ideas for readings, poems and music and, if required, will be ready with suggestions suitable for the kind of ceremony you want.
We empathize with the experience of bereavement but will get on with preparing the ceremony you want and will be ready to lead it on the day, we will at all times allow you to change, adapt or add to your ceremony so it becomes a life story of your loved one.
We can also advise on which Funeral Directors Chapels, Cemeteries and Service venues relate to your requirements.