It is the role of a Funeral Celebrant to:
- ensure that the service is conducted with the utmost professionalism and empathy.
- organise the flow and the order of service
- conduct and lead the service in accordance with the family’s wishes
- offer support and assist the family with the structure and design of the funeral service
- work in any location that the service is taking place, ie: graveside, in the chapel or wherever the ashes are being scattered.
Your Funeral Celebrant will:
- meet with the family to discuss the service
- ask appropriate questions to garner an accurate depiction of the person who has died in order to create a fitting service.
- write or assist with the eulogy
- talk with family members and friends
- listen to the family regarding what they would like to include in the service, such as readings, rituals, committal, music, tributes and presentation of the eulogy
- provide the family with adequate resources
- liaise with the funeral director
- try to ensure time is managed effectively
- offer thoughts and suggestions to the family around symbolism; perhaps special items placed on the coffin, or a photo montage their loved one's life