Funeral Celebrant


The celebrant spends hours creating the ceremony and learning about your loved one in unhurried meetings with designated family and friends.  Sometimes a family member or friend will write and then read the eulogy at the funeral. If there is no one willing to do this, then in collaboration with you, your celebrant will carefully craft a eulogy and create a ceremony. The ceremony is always delivered to the family for checking before typing the final draft. Music is often played before, during (while people reflect on the life of the deceased) and after, (if the casket is being carried out) as people leave and can add beauty and meaning to the service.

Funeral celebrants are often drawn to this work by a realisation that every life is precious and deserves to be celebrated.  Many have experienced grief themselves, all are convinced funerals can be healing. Nothing can take away your grief, however a genuine, well prepared tribute may ease the pain.

How is a celebrant funeral unique?

The funeral celebrant’s task is to create a ceremony which reflects the wishes, beliefs, values and cultural background, religious or non-religious – of your loved one and your family.  You have complete choice of and final approval of the ceremony.  I am passionate about helping people in grief and informing clients they can choose whatever they want in their funeral service and they are free to hire any funeral celebrant, independent of the Funeral Director.