Civil & Humanist Funerals

Civil & Humanist Funerals2019-03-21T20:36:56+00:00

A civil ceremony offers an alternative for those who wish to have a funeral ceremony in keeping with the wishes of the deceased and their family, rather than a religious or “traditional” funeral. 

Our civil funerals are officiated by expert Celebrants, who will spend whatever length of time is necessary with you and your family to write a tribute that captures the story, the essence and the enduring spirit of the deceased. Music and poetry with special significance, hymns and prayers can help to ensure a memorable service. 

Ceremonies may be held at our funeral home, a crematorium or another venue chosen by the family, followed by burial or cremation.

Like a civil funeral, a humanist funeral is also centered on the wishes of the deceased. A humanist service takes into account that the deceased did not accept or live by religious principles and recognised no after-life. The funeral celebrates the life of the deceased through music, readings of poetry and/or prose, and tributes paid by those they have left behind.