What kind of funeral do you want?

Not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Your choice may be influenced by religious and cultural traditions, or by personal preference or by the express wishes of the person who has died. Many people in the UK are finding that a Civil Funeral ceremony is a more appropriate choice for them to make.

What is a Civil Funeral ceremony?

A Civil Funeral is a ceremony that reflects the wishes of the family and is focused on celebrating and/or reflecting the life of the person. It is both a dignified tribute and a highly personal memoir, created in consultation with the family or executor.

Where can a Civil Funeral be held?

A Civil Funeral can be held almost anywhere you wish. The ceremony is appropriate for either a cremation, or a burial at any non religious burial ground or a burial at a woodland burial site.

How is a Civil Funeral ceremony created?

Together we will create a comprehensive ceremony that meets your wishes and requirements. There may be members of your family or friends who would like to speak at the ceremony; I will talk to those who are participating and make sure that the ceremony is well organised. I will also liaise with your Funeral Director and the staff at the Crematorium about all aspects of the ceremony.

Music can play a very important part in a Civil Funeral ceremony and you can include any pieces of music that you feel are particularly appropriate for the ceremony. Families often choose to include additional pieces of poetry or readings that had a special significance for the deceased. You can also include religious items such as a hymn or prayer if you wish.

It is very important that you are satisfied with the accuracy of the ceremony content, so you will have the opportunity to check the ceremony text before the ceremony takes place.

You can be assured that a full and meaningful ceremony is created that is unique and celebrates and/or reflects the life of the deceased.

How can I arrange a Civil Funeral ceremony?

Please contact me to arrange a meeting. We will discuss all the options available to you and will work together to create a ceremony that reflects your wishes.

Where areas do you cover?

I work in Hampshire and West Sussex and am based in Winchester.