You would normally choose your celebrant according to the amount of spirituality or religiosity you want to include. Your Priest would supply the traditional religious service; a Humanist would offer a service that may include no religious content at all; and a Civil Funeral Celebrant will tailor-make a service to reflect your and your family’s beliefs. It can have the music, readings – also, readers – that you want. Usually, it will be a celebration of life.

The fact is that there is flexibility and it is unique to you.

Funeral celebrants will make an appointment to visit you and find out what your needs are. They will be able to explain what will take place at the funeral and help put your mind at ease. Civil Celebrants will question you about your loved one, and try and build up a picture of them for use in the eulogy (assuming there is one).

Ceremonies can be created for funerals at crematoria, cemeteries (natural or otherwise), and also for memorial dedications, graveside tributes or scattering of ashes.