What is a Civil Funeral?

A Civil Funeral can include elements of religion, or no religious content at all.  It is a funeral driven by the wishes, beliefs and values of the deceased and their family and/or friends, not by the beliefs or ideology of the person conducting the funeral.

 

A Civil Funeral ceremony is fitting for either a cremation or burial and can be held at a variety of locations with the exception of churches and religious buildings.

How I can help

As a professionally trained and experienced Civil Funeral Celebrant I will help to create a truly personal funeral ceremony that is exactly as you wish it to be. 

I will meet with you to discuss the ceremony fully.  If you prefer, or if it is more convenient for you, we can complete the preparation by telephone, email or Skype/FaceTime.

The ceremony will capture the essence of the person who has died and celebrate the life that has been lived.  

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The Funeral Celebrant Accord defines the attributes and skills required of an excellent funeral celebrant and is intended to set the standards by which all celebrants offering funeral services should be measured.

How to Contact Me

For more information, or to check my availability, please complete this form, or email lorraine@liverpoolcelebrant.co.uk or call/message 07449323988

Please feel free to contact me directly,

or through your Funeral Director

The Natural Death Centre is a charity offering help, support, advice and guidance to anyone planning a funeral, for themself or for someone close to them.

A selection of messages from families and friends following ceremonies...

Celebration of Life Service and Committal at Crematorium

I just want to say thank you for the service you carried out for my father-in-law, everyone said what a beautiful send off it was.  All the family have expressed their thanks to you for making a difficult day into a beautiful day, your eulogy was very moving and felt extremely personal, it was as if you had known him.

 

Celebration of Life Service and Committal at Crematorium

I just wanted to thank you so much for the service yesterday. I came into the funeral dreading it and wanting it to be over but by the end you had completely changed my perspective. I didn't want it to end I could have listened to you for the rest of the day. The service was perfect and has left us all feeling happy and at peace. It couldn't have been better in any way. I just wanted to express my thanks.

 

Celebration of Life Service and Committal at Crematorium

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday, you really helped make the day special and nan would have loved all the things you said. The service was put together so well, and I appreciate all your time in organising things with all the emails and changes, you made a very difficult task easy.  Thank you again.

 

Celebration of Life Service and Committal at Crematorium
I can't thank you enough for yesterday. You made dad come alive again for a time. Everyone that attended the service agreed that it was lovely. Thanks for taking the time to get to know him.

 

Celebration of Life Service and Committal at Crematorium

Words can not express our thanks to you. You gave him an extra special farewell. We were staggered  by the turn out for him. Thank you once again. Everybody has asked me about you and I have truly sang your praises. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts x  x

 

Civil Funeral Service (with some religious content) and Committal at Crematorium

Thank you for the lovely service yesterday. You really brought my nans personslity out and had everybody laughing.  Everybody commented on the service how nice it was. 

 

Civil Funeral Service (with some religious content) and Committal at Crematorium

Thank you for such a wonderful ceremony it was well put together and importantly it flowed from beginning to end, It told mums story... exactly as all the family remembered her. Everyone said that it was a memorable service.  Thank you also for the script outlining the service (what a wonderful idea) , It is something that we can look back on while our memories fade.

 

Civil Funeral Service (no religious content) at Crematorium and Burial (with some religious content) at Cemetery

I would like to thank you for the beautiful service and funeral you led for my daughter. Thank you for the scripts for myself and my sister they were a special thought and we are thankful xxx

 

Civil Funeral Service and Committal at Crematorium

Thank you so much for the ceremony you performed yesterday for  my mum I was too upset yesterday to thank you properly but it was very much appreciated and everyone agreed it was very fitting and lovely for her.

 

Civil Funeral Service and Committal at Crematorium

Thanks for giving my uncle a wonderful 'send off' on Tuesday! (It was nice of you to do the research about another lady who lived in Hamburg and her recollection of war ending. Who knows it could well have been the lady that my Uncle met - but we'll never know!)

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