Collection: Funerals

Hello Elle here,  I am a Sacred & Civil  Funereal Celebrant offering ceremonies from the heart. For me, being a funeral celebrant is a vocation and it is truly an honour to have the opportunity of supporting bereaved families and creating a funeral or memorial service to really celebrate the life of someone who has died.

As a Funeral Celebrant, it is my privilege to be able to help you with the funeral service itself and support you though the process. There are no restrictions in the type of ceremony I can create for you.
Often, I am asked to perform the role of officiant directly by the funeral director, but you may choose any celebrant you would like to write the eulogy and hold the ceremony. It is important to find someone you are comfortable with and that you can trust to write and lead a fitting tribute and celebration of life. Whatever the circumstances of the death, I will be supportive, sensitive and empathetic but professional throughout.
​All details are confidential, and you will be able to see the finished service in advance of the funeral and make any changes until you are totally happy. My aim is to create the funeral service you really want. 

What happens next?

​We have an initial phone chat, where I can get information about your funeral director and the ceremony details, such as when and where. We can also talk briefly about what kind of funeral service you have in mind. There are very few rules or limitations. Whether traditional or alternative, I am open to all ideas. As a funeral celebrant, there is great flexibility, so you can have some religious or spiritual content or none at all. 
​I will email you some “funeral considerations” so that you can contact family and friends and start to gather info, anecdotes and stories about the life of your loved one. This will include thinking about any poems or readings anyone would like to do, plus music for the different parts of the funeral. If you would like any prayers or hymns, this can also be included. If you need suggestions or guidance with any of this, I am happy to offer ideas.

​We have a face-to-face meeting at your home (when possible). If this is not appropriate for any reason, we can do this via Zoom. This meeting will usually be 1-2 hours, depending on how many of the family attend. There are plenty of options for the funeral ceremony, and we will talk though everything so that you are clear about your choices.

​Having gathered as much detail as possible and discussed what kind of funeral service you would like, I go away and write the eulogy and other sections of the ceremony and then email it to you, so that you can read through and ensure you are happy that the service tells the story and captures the essence of your loved one. I will also liaise with your funeral director and the venue for the ceremony.

We meet at the location for the funeral service, be that a crematorium, graveside, woodland meadow, stately home or beach. I will lead the service and guide anyone doing readings or poems. 

Before I say goodbye, I will give you a memorial copy of the ceremony for you to keep. Further copies can be emailed to other family members.
The Fee is £250 Inclusive of travel up to 20 miles outside of EX14
I am happy to travel further however a small fee may be incurred.
Please do get in touch on 07878560980 or email ceremoniesbyserendipity@gmail.com  for a chat and let’s see if I am the celebrant for you.
 Alternatively book a free call back using the Funeral services free call option below..
With all good wishes
Elle.x

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