A Civil funeral is " A Civil Funeral is a funeral driven by the wishes, beliefs, and values of the deceased and their family, not by the beliefs or ideology of the person conducting the funeral. It sits between a religious service and a humanist funeral" (www.iocf.org.uk)
Every service is written by me and created in a way to honour and respect the uniqueness and individuality of the person that has died, focusing on what made them special to everyone in their lives. Acknowledging different types of funeral services that can be created, this is discussed when we meet or you may have already decided upon the type of service that is required.
It enables family and friends to come together to recognise the contribution a person had on your life. Joining together to celebrate the life of a loved one is a very special occasion to say farewell and creative uplifting service has the ability to draw people together,
to go forward knowing that the deceased may have had an influence in your world. The day creates memories to reflect upon where the final goodbye ceremony will help to sustain you in the coming days, months and years.
A good well rounded and researched funeral tribute has a way of bringing many aspects together which when presented at the service will provide you with memories of a ceremony that encompasses a life that you were a part of. A good send off as they used to say
Civil funeral services are created to reflect all your loved one means to you, their character and personality will shine through. Family and friends can have an input into the service to make it inclusive and special. Sometimes there are elements in their life that are not that great but soft reference can be made if it illustrates their character.
My course of action.
Once we have made contact, (covid restrictions apply) Arrangements are made using telephone,
e-mail, and skype/zoom Discuss the life of the deceased enabling me to compile a tribute. Other parts of the ceremony will be thought through. You may wish for hymns, songs (recorded choir) readings, poetry, The Lords Prayer. A themed service with bright colours for example. When this has been collated, I will invite you to check the facts to ensure accuracy. Any omissions or errors can be rectified before the service.
After the funeral service, a full script will be given to you as a keepsake in a presentation folder.
Civil Funeral Service £200
Religious Service £200
Scattering of ashes £50
Interment of ashes £50
Memorial services POA
Pre-need tributes £125
Have you thought about arranging Memorial Service ?
This ceremony can be held anywhere of your choosing, there are no time restraints, family and friends can make a contribution. Venue suggestions. Hotel, garden, village hall, woodland sites, aerodrome or where there was a connection to make it even more personal. The list is endless.
Using my experience as a celebrant and imagination it could be a service way beyond what can be achieved at a crematorium.
In essence, my role is to:
*Support you from the first meeting to the end of the funeral service.
*Ensure that the wishes of your family are carried out.
*Prepare the eulogy with your family so it is a genuine reflection of the deceased.
*Guide you through the day of the service which can be stressful and emotional.
*Ensure that the service is exactly as you have wished it to be.