About Funeral Celebrants

About Funeral Celebrants

About Funeral Celebrants

About Funeral Celebrants

About Funeral Celebrants

About Funeral Celebrants

I am a certified funeral celebrant and pride myself on always putting authenticity in the centre of my custom-written ceremonies for families. I consider every service a privilege to provide in celebration of a life and reflecting on memories from times past. Through close discussion, we can put the story of your loved one together, in a manner of your choosing. With my previous careers including public speaking, working as a counsellor and teaching English, I feel perfectly attuned to my work as a celebrant. I love helping families articulate and create the best possible send-off - for a very special person - in their final commemoration. 

A funeral celebrant is someone who creates and conducts funeral ceremonies or services. In very simple terms they are usually the person at the front of the funeral ceremony doing most of the talking, and they will have been responsible for writing the content of the service.

There are several sorts of people who do this kind of work:

 

Religious leaders

These people are usually associated with a specific place of worship. They were historically the only people conducting funerals for many years, but they are now responsible for less than half of the funerals held in the UK.

 

Civil celebrants

People who conduct civil funerals are not affiliated to any organisation or part of any religion. They can therefore perform services with no religious content at all, or with some religious elements, such as a hymn or a prayer, if required.

 

Humanist celebrants

Usually members of Humanists UK, they do not believe in an afterlife or a god, so Humanist ceremonies do not have any religious content whatsoever. They strongly advocate their Humanist principles and this often forms part of the ceremony.

 

You

If you have the relevant knowledge, feel able to put a service together yourself and can lead it in front of a group of family and friends, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it yourself. Given the circumstances and the added emotional strain during these times, however, it’s rare that people do.