Funerals

At a crematorium

 

I work with families to create a memorable and very personal, non-religious, ceremony of farewell.

In a Humanist funeral family and friends celebrate the life of the person who has died as well as expressing and sharing their sadness.  It is a non-religious ceremony built around your wishes and developed to be an inclusive and fitting farewell.

Humanist funerals – like all others – can be held in a variety of places, although generally most are held in crematoria, cemeteries or woodland burial sites.

Our ceremonies always include a tribute to the deceased crafted from discussion with you and often feature appropriate poems or readings and several pieces of music.  I can to help you choose something appropriate if you would like me to. Friends and family can participate in the ceremony if you wish or I can read pieces that they have selected or written.  I’ll usually visit you to discuss and plan an authentic, bespoke ceremony.  I will liaise with your Funeral Director about the Order of Service and after the ceremony I will give you a presentation copy of everything that has been said for you to keep or to send to anyone who was unable to attend.

If you are arranging a funeral, or would like to make plans for your own funeral, please feel free to contact me to talk about a humanist ceremony.  It’s fine to contact me in the evenings or at weekends on 07980 303519 or by email to lynneharrison@humanistceremonies.org.uk .  Alternatively, you can ask your funeral director to contact me as part of their funeral planning operations.

Some recent feedback includes:

“Lynne prepared an extensive listening of my wife’s life. She liaised with a number of other family members and created a beautiful and moving service I cannot praise her highly enough.” WH

“Lynne was outstanding so kind helpful and full of compassion, my Mum’s tribute was out of this world it really captured her personality and Lynne was so helpful from the first time we met her, she really made our Mum’s send-off perfect.” SH

“Everyone commented on how personal and lovely the ceremony was” PN

“Thank you once again for all of your work to make it the best send off we can give” CC

“Thank you for the Presentation Script.  I will treasure this for it was Pxxxxxxx and invokes many memories of our life.  Thank you for your understanding”. PH

Hi Lynne, We just wanted to email you to thank you for the service on Tuesday. It was so special and really personal to Pxxx so thank you for all of your help. Best wishes from all the family”

“I would like to thank you for your lovely service today for my mum, the tribute was so beautiful it really was” SH

To read more about Humanist funerals follow this link.

You might also find these sites helpful, both have a lot of good information about funeral planning, The Good Funeral Guide and the Natural Death Centre