Funeral Celebrant Guide | Part 3 | Open Air Pyres

History & Politics In 1883 when Welshman Dr William Price (above) healer, druid and naturist, fathered a child withhis housekeeper, nearly sixty years his junior, nobody was surprised. He had alreadyformed a reputation as a flamboyant eccentric, endorsing free love and vegetarinisim andrefusing to treat those who smoked. Often seen stalking the hillsides naked in Read more…

Funeral Celebrant Guide | Part 2 | Keeping Funeral Costs Down

Help with costs The cost of a funeral has risen dramatically in recent years. If you or your partner are on a low income and receiving any of the following benefits you may be eligible for a Funeral Payment from the Social Fund: Income Support Income based Job Seekers Allowance Income related Employment and Support Read more…

Funeral Celebrant Guide | Part 1 | Common Funeral Myths

“Funerals have always been about what humans do rather than about what they buy when someone they love dies.” From ‘The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care’ by Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch   Our Funeral Celebrant Members often speak with members of the public who have been misled by ill Read more…

Train to be a Civil Celebrant | Fees

So, if you are thinking of training to become a civil celebrant, NOW could well be the right time. Whether you are looking to commence training now or before 31 March 2015 you will make considerable savings by booking and paying for your course with the UK Society of Celebrants before 31 December 2015. Why? Read more…

Weddings : Perfect Celebrant Partners

Do you take us, to be your perfect wedding partner? We’re delighted to let you into the secrets of how to avoid the pitfalls of cookie cutter ceremonies and truly express your own personal values on your wedding day. When you imagine your perfect wedding day, like any other couple, you want it to bespecial. Read more…

Funeral Celebrants | Green Funerals? The Future is here Today!

As a Funeral Celebrant I have noticed that over recent years “Green Funerals” are becoming ever more popular. Why? The answer is staring us in the face. People that know me, if asked, could attribute many adjectives with regard to my personality. I very much doubt that “green” or “environmentalist” or “eco-friendly” would be amongst Read more…

Wedding Celebrants | How to Choose the Right One!

Many couples today want to celebrate their wedding in an outdoor setting. Be it on the beach, in a beautiful garden, or in a castle, a wedding celebrant can help make your wedding day truly special. A wedding celebrant can make or break the tone of your wedding, so it‚’s important to pick the best Read more…

Want to be a Funeral Celebrant? Look before you leap!

As Funeral Celebrants a “cairn” may be viewed as an ideal metaphor for the work that they do… building a funeral ceremony, piece by piece (stone by stone) of the life lived by the person that has died. These pieces are then assembled in a manner that will pay a fitting tribute / life celebrantion Read more…

Civil Celebrant Training – Course Materials

This item is being posted due to a number of enquiries being received regarding what Course Materials a Trainee Celebrant will receive. By way of illustration, we have listed the materials that are received by trainee celebrants on our Family & Funeral Celebrancy Distance Learning Diploma Course. 1. Nominated Tutor / Mentor Interview & Welcome Read more…