Creative Civil Ceremonies offer you a beautiful alternative to a traditional funeral.
Cremations Burials Interment of Ashes Scattering of Ashes
Whatever you or your loved ones believe, everyone wants to say goodbye in their own style and to celebrate the life of their departed loved ones.
A Funeral Celebrant allows them to do this in a personal and special way. I will spend time with the bereaved family and friends, getting to know as much as possible about the person who has died so as to honour them with an inspiring and fitting ceremony, whilst respecting what a difficult time it can be for those left behind.
I will visit the family at home to discuss the service with sympathy, sensitivity and understanding – sharing ideas, helping to prepare a fitting tribute for the person who has died and designing a beautiful ceremony with family and friends. The choices and decisions are yours; my aim is to help you to create a special ceremony you will always remember. I will help you to select any music, poems, readings, hymns and can include symbolic elements such as candle lighting, photo presentation, balloon or dove release.
I can conduct ceremonies in a church, crematorium, chapel of rest, at a graveside or in any other location before moving to where the committal will take place, if preferred.
On the day I will liaise with your chosen Funeral Directors and members of staff at the crematorium or burial ground ensuring the Ceremony proceeds according to your wishes. I will conduct the whole Funeral Service and your family and friends will experience a unique and individual tribute to your departed loved one.
Scattering of Ashes
What you do with the Ashes of a loved one following a cremation is a personal decision. Many families want to sprinkle the ashes in places meaningful to the deceased, or you can scatter or bury ashes in your garden if you wish. Some people want to mark the scattering or burying of ashes with a ceremony. Together we can build a personal and meaningful ceremony that captures the essence of your loved one, their personality, their beliefs and their relationships.
While cremated remains do not require a grave in the same way as a burial, many families still want to commemorate their loved ones either with a service, commemorative book at the crematorium or planting a tree or placing a garden seat somewhere memorable. Please ask for further details and a price for a memorial service.
– Burial Ground £200
– Crematorium £200
– Memorial £200
– Scattering of Ashes £90 (Price dependent on location)
- In depth meeting with the family to discuss the service arrangements (please allow up to 2 hours)
- writing of the ceremony and re-writes
- liasing with musicians or arranging recorded music
- conducting the ceremony in a respectful and beautiful manner
- supporting friends on the day coordinating and officiating at the Funeral Service.
- Copy of service
I follow a strict Code of Ethics and Practise as well as holding Public Liability Insurance.
- Help line for bereaved people and those caring for bereaved people: Cruise Bereavement Care [0844 477 9400] Web – http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
- Young person’s Phone helpline 0808 808 1677
- Confidential, non-judgmental listening service any time of day or night. Samaritans [08457 909090] Web – http://www.samaritans.co.uk
- Telephone help line for anyone affected by the death of a child: Child Death Help line [0800 282986 ]
- Alcoholics Anonymous [0845 7697 555] Web – http://alcoholics-anonymous.co.uk
- Counselling Directory Web – http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/bereavement.html