A Civil Funeral is a funeral driven by the wishes, beliefs and values of the deceased and their family, not by the beliefs or ideology of the person conducting the funeral.

When a loved one dies, it is always a very painful and distressing time and there are, inevitably, decisions to be taken about the funeral. Perhaps the most important question of all is, what kind of funeral do you really want?

Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. The choice may be influenced by religious and cultural traditions, by cost and personal preferences, or by the express wishes of the deceased.

Whilst the majority of people in the UK still choose a 'traditional' religious funeral service, an increasing number are finding that their personal preferences are best accommodated within a Civil Funeral ceremony - a funeral which can include religious elements of whatever faith or no religious content at all, and also other elements that can be combined to better reflect the wishes of everyone involved.

With the help and support of a professional Civil Funeral Celebrant, the most appropriate and meaningful ceremony for this final act of love and respect can be created.

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.