Funerals

 

Ceremonies

Your loved one may have already planned their service in advanced or like many have chosen not to discuss their final wishes so organising and planning a funeral can feel like a daunting task and at times for many quite overwhelming.

With lots of choices to be made this is when using a celebrant can help. We can discuss many options and concerns you may have. But most importantly I will listen.

A Cremation or Graveside burial this makes no difference in creating a unique service.

What happens next? 

When you have made the formal arrangements with you local Funeral Director and they have contacted myself with the details of your service I will call to arrange a convenient time and date to discuss all the relevant details. This will involve either a daytime home visit or a telephone or video call which can be done in the evenings. I have found this method extremely popular with people who work full time or maybe don’t live locally.

Before this I will send you an email containing further information including things for you to think about before we speak, reference music choices, poems, prayers and tributes and anything else you may wish to be included.

I am happy to help create a tribute on your behalf or support any family or friends whom may wish to write their own or personal memories, even if you can not deliver these on the day, I am always happy to be your voice.

In most Crematoriums they now provide facilities to show photo tributes (a fee does apply) and all the music can be supplied by either Obitus or Wesley media.

The lighting of candles, or the laying of single floral tributes at the end of a service has become popular but please bear in mind that the crematoriums do follow strict allocated times for services; please note that the average service is only 25 minutes so please check with your FD or local crematorium’s policy as you may wish to book an extended slot if you have numerous speakers or for very large gatherings.

On the day I will meet you at the chosen venue and all payments to myself will be made via your chosen Funeral Director.