As a celebrant I am not bound to include religious content in a funeral service, so I am able to help you to plan an end of life ceremony for your loved one that suits your needs and wishes, and honours the life remembered. In a non-religious ceremony, we can include remembrances from family and friends, readings, poems, music, commemorative rituals, and whatever else your family may wish.
CELEBRATIONS WITH RELIGIOUS CONTENT
The time-honoured traditional funeral service based on faith is still the choice of many families, who take comfort and strength from their faith. As a faith-based celebrant, I am happy to conduct a traditional service including scriptures and prayers, if this is what will be most helpful to your family. Also included in the service will be music, remembrances from family and friends and a eulogy that is based on the stories and memories of the life of the deceased.
Although the ceremony often takes place in a funeral home chapel or a church, it does not have to. The choice of venue is yours. End of life celebrations are taking place in homes, community meeting rooms, event centres, hotel conference rooms, parks and restaurants.
Graveside services are a often the choice for families who do not wish to have a formal gathering. Family and friends meet at the graveside for a brief time of remembrance, which can include readings, scriptures, prayers, music and a short message if you wish. Graveside services are usually no more than 15 to 20 minutes long.