Somehow the death of a loved one always comes as a shock. Even when expected, or when seen as a release, it is also dreaded, and can induce shock and panic.
Time constraints and the emotional process of grief can make it hard to set our minds to make arrangements for a funeral.
Funeral directors will help you with the legalities and the basic practical details, but it can be difficult to know where to turn to find a really fitting and meaningful ritual or ceremony to say goodbye properly to your beloved relative or friend.
As a OneSpirit Interfaith Minister I can create for you a fully bespoke funeral service, in consultation with you, that focusses on the deceased, and on the wishes and beliefs of all concerned.
In the context of your loved one’s personality, of his or her interests, beliefs and known wishes for this event we can put together a parting ceremony that is meaningful for all concerned. A personal script will be created by me and you will be able to view it and discuss it in advance and make any changes if these are required. I will liaise with your funeral director to ensure that everything goes smoothly and will be there in good time on the day to conduct and hold the funeral service itself.
There is also a growing trend to Funeral Pre-Planning and this can include planning and creating your own funeral ceremony in advance of your death, to include your wishes and choices for the service itself. Please contact me for more details if you would like this.
As someone who has suffered the pain and loss of bereavement myself, I am truly proud and honoured to be able to offer funeral services for others.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for ideas and further help.
The Association of Independent Celebrants is a member associate of NAFD and SAIF.
Visit the Natural Death Centre website for help, information and independent advice about planning a funeral.
Visit Dying Matters for more help and information about dying, death and bereavement.