Sussex Ceremonies - Funeral Celebrant
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Funeral Ceremonies

What to expect

Sussex Funeral CelebrantFamily and close friends are faced with many decisions when a loved one dies. Not everyone will want a wholly religious or a strictly humanist ceremony. Your choice of funeral may be influenced by personal preferences, the known wishes of the deceased, or by cultural traditions.

Civil funeral ceremonies provide an opportunity to choose a personal way of saying goodbye to a loved one in a unique and sensitive ceremony that is focused on the wishes, beliefs and values of the person who has died.

Creating a personal ceremony as a fitting farewell

Friends and family can take part in the ceremony to create a deeply personal and fitting farewell. It can include music, readings, poems and a personal tribute written by you and the family or created from your memories by the celebrant. A hymn and prayer can be included if you wish, or you can choose to have no religious or spiritual content at all.

The funeral ceremony can take place anywhere that is not a religious building. At a crematorium, by a graveside or green burial site, at home, or at an appropriate place chosen by you.

How I can support you

Committed to maintaining high standards of excellence at what can be a stressful and difficult time, I will meet with you to discuss how best to commemorate and reflect the life of your loved one. I am a professional funeral celebrant, trained on a course accredited by the University of Winchester.

As an experienced funeral celebrant, I will work with you to structure a ceremony and be available to lend support to anyone who wishes to participate. At a time when the family is in a state of despair, my role is to offer you the security and inspiration of beautiful, heartfelt words.

It is important that you are satisfied with the accuracy of the ceremony content, so you will have the opportunity to check the words before the ceremony takes place to see that all the details are correct. After the ceremony a copy of the tribute will be given to the family to keep as a reminder of their loved one.

I feel honoured to be asked to help you on this extremely difficult day and it's important you find the right celebrant for you, so please call for an informal discussion to explore the most fitting way to celebrate a special person.