Respectful, Meaningful & Appropriate...
Funerals are the last and final chance we have to say our goodbyes; to honour the person who has died and to pay tribute to them in the most appropriate manner. It’s one of the hardest things in life that any of us have to do and it’s a crucial part of the grieving process to ensure that the final farewell is exactly right.
It truly is a privilege and an honour to officiate at funeral services and I always strive to create a script that accurately reflects the life of the person who lived.
I provide sensitive and respectful home visits, during which time I will glean information about your loved one, whilst offering guidance about music, poems and readings, to really capture the essence of the person. I encourage participation from family and friends and can discuss this with you at the family meeting.
Unlike my Humanist colleagues, I am happy to incorporate hymns and other religious content within the service. I often hear people say that they don’t necessarily want a fully religious service for their loved one but would like inclusion of a hymn or the Lord’s Prayer, for example. You have full control over the elements included within the service.
My priority is to ensure that the life of your loved one is celebrated in the most fitting and appropriate manner.
For those people who are terminally ill or simply want to plan their own funeral I would be honoured to help you to achieve the appropriate service for you.