The civil funeral is a dignified formal ceremony or service, suitable for cremations and burials. It is an appropriate and meaningful ceremony that celebrates the life of the deceased.
A civil funeral differs from a humanist funeral in that humanist funerals do not typically contain any religious elements – whilst a civil funeral may include hymns or religious readings should the family so wish.
Services are conducted by a celebrant from Nottinghamshire's County Council's Registration Service.
Our funeral celebrants will ....
- meet with you at a location of your choice e.g. your home, a friend or family members home, a registration office or funeral directors
- talk with you about your loved one; gathering as much information as possible about them, for example what kind of character they were, details about their family life, work and interests in order to compose a truly personal eulogy
- offer you support and guidance in making choices about the service, to ensure it reflects the personality of the person who has died and the wishes of the family
- help you to think about an appropriate and meaningful way to say goodbye. This may include music, readings, prayers, hymns, a moment of reflection or an opportunity for family or friends to say a few words
- Liaise with the funeral directors on your behalf to arrange a printed order of service and for music to be played at the times you choose
- conduct the service and deliver the eulogy they have written for you or present eulogies, tributes and sentiments that you, your family or friends have put together.
Our aim is simply to create a special service that those left behind will always remember.