The Funeral Celebrant | Natural Burials | An Overview

Natural Burial in a wild flower meadow Natural Burial Grounds were pioneered in the UK. Natural burial is the interment of the body of a dead person in the soil in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition but allows the body to recycle naturally. It is an alternative to other contemporary Western burial methods. Overview 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

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

A Step By Step Guide | What To Do After Someone Dies

What To Do After Someone Died Overview Register the death When a death is reported to the coroner Arrange the funeral ‚”Tell Us Once‚” and organizations you need to contact Death Abroad (ALL links can be followed direct from this document) 1. Overview When someone dies there are 3 things you must do in the READ MORE

Writing a Eulogy – Top 7 Tips

How to prepare a Funeral Speech / Eulogy It is one of the saddest things that we have to do. On top of all the grief that we suffer, we also have to deal with nerves and the fear of standing up in front of a large crowd. We have the worry that we may READ MORE

Why Secular Ceremonies?

Having attended many Wedding, Naming and Funeral Ceremonies over the years, the realisation dawned,  that all the ceremonies followed pretty much the same formulae. By merely changing the names of all parties concerned, each ceremony could have been for anyone. This fact was suprising as each event should be meaningful, special and personal to the people READ MORE