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Funeral to arrange?

The bereavement of a family member or close friend can be overwhelming in many ways and often confusing.  You have perhaps already chosen a Funeral Director to handle the legal and practical aspects and you are now looking for a Funeral Celebrant to conduct the ceremony and help guide you through this part of the service.  

My aim is to take the stress out of creating a ceremony fit for your loved one, ensuring that you feel supported and the service is presented in a style and manner reflecting the spirit of the person, their life and special qualities.

Funeral Ceremony Choices

As an Independent Funeral Celebrant I honour and respect people of all faiths and none. There are many people who have their own personal beliefs and would like that reflected in the service and there are many who prefer a humanistic service.

I can offer a highly personal ceremony giving you the choice to celebrate the life of your loved one. You have the choice to exclude religion or include elements of religion, creating a ceremony in line with the life, values and individuality of your loved one, family and friends. A celebration of life service.

I can create for you the ceremony of your choice.  You may choose to have a servie without any religion at all or a completely religious ceremony   You may decide that you would prefer a more personal ceremony with elements of religion.  The choice is yours and my aim is to help you get the ceremony you want.

I will help and support you to select the style and content most suitable to give your loved one a very special farewell.

Funeral Celebrant

Aa your chosen Funeral Celebrant I am likely to be the key speaker at the funeral. As soon as you make contact with me I will confirm availability and be right there to support and guide you through the ceremony process.  

Firstly I will arrange to meet with you and family/friends in person,  I will also be available after that meeting by phone or email to discuss any details.  I will listen to family and friends and gather information to allow me to prepare content for the euology.  A draft euology will be sent to you for consideration, amendment if necessary and only when you are happy with it will I ask for your signed approval.  

You may wish to involve other speakers to make a tribute, this is not a problem and I can guide you through many options to involve them and make their own unique contribution.

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Personal Touch

You may wish to add many personal touches to the ceremony, some music, a favourite song or poem.  It may be that you would like to add some element of religion, a prayer, reading or hymn.  I will be there to provide you with support and guidance and whatever you select, I will help to conduct the ceremony in a natural, flowing way to ensure that your personal touches enhance the service and meet your wishes. This is your service for your loved one, it is your choices and it is your personal touches and stories that will make it special.

Family and Friends

It may be that you want to include a family member or friend in the ceremony.  There are many ways in which you can do this in a special way, recital of funeral poems, a family story, song or perhaps a prayer. I can offer suggestions, guidance and support.

On the Day

The ceremony you have chosen will be personal.  It will be presented in a professional manner and will be uplifting, filled with the words, music or prayers chosen by you for your loved one.  You will be confident in the ceremony because you have decided exactly what you want and how you want it to be presented. 

My Promise

I promise to offer you a professional service which allows you to be relaxed about the ceremony you have chosen. I know how important the ceremony is to you, your loved ones, family and friends and my aim is to work with you to create a service in line with values, beliefs and personal choices.

If you have already contacted a Funeral Director and didn't know what kind of Celebrant you could choose, contact them and let them know what you have decided.  If you would like me to contact them for you, please let me know and I will do so.

Call me now to have a relaxed and informal chat about your options: 07771 278003

Glasgow Funeral Celebrant   SCBarbaraOgilvie also on twitter