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The Perfect Funeral

The Perfect Funeral

I doubt if such a thing exists as a “perfect” funeral. However, I know that Funeral Directors and celebrants like myself normally do their utmost to satisfy needs and desires. I ought to point out that, as a civil celebrant, my comments here refer to secular or part-religious ceremonies only. Problems A difficulty arises if […]

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It’s Your Funeral

It’s Your Funeral

The “Funeral Service Times” carried an article about SunLife’s 2016 “Cost of Dying” report.  It emerged that funeral costs rose by 5.5% over the year. Apparently, the average cost of a funeral came to £3,897. However, if you factor in probate, flowers and a headstone, that sum rose to £8,802 per person. It was even […]

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Dealing with Death

  We all know the saying, “The only certainty is death.” Visiting Bereaved Families As a funeral celebrant, I am only too well aware of its truth. I visit bereaved families as a matter of course, although no two visits are the same. I don’t go as a counsellor or psychotherapist. I’m not trained for […]

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