What is a Funeral Celebrant?

By: David Tindall
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

When death occurs it can be a shocking time. Our Funeral staff can help you through the processes that you need to complete. Our Funeral staff have funeral celebrants for those who want a more specialised funeral service.

Funeral celebrants are licensed individuals who work with families to create and conduct the funeral ceremonies. These funeral ceremonies are customised to the deceased or their family’s beliefs, desires, and values. Depending on the funeral ceremony, the service may or may not have elements of ‘traditional’ funeral services. Our Funeral staff works closely with families to create the best services for them.

 

Are Funeral Directors and Funeral Celebrants the Same?

Both funeral directors and funeral celebrants are a part of our Funeral staff. There are some functions and jobs that both positions do. The major difference between a funeral director and a funeral celebrant is that a funeral celebrant can also officiate at other major life events like weddings.

Many funeral celebrants hold a funeral directors license, and there are many licensed funeral directors who are working towards being a certified celebrant.

 

Why Would You Use a Funeral Celebrant?

There is a common belief that when death occurs, and you arrange the funeral with a funeral director or clergy, that the funeral will be standardised or ‘cookie cutter’. This means that the service does not reflect the person or honour them in the way you would like. This is not completely true since our Funeral staff works with families to create meaningful services for their loved ones. However, there are limitations depending on the religion and the type of funeral service that families may want. There is also a growing population that is non-religious and who do not want to involve religion when death occurs.

The funeral celebrant can create a funeral service that is completely unique to the person. There can be elements of religion in the funeral service and ‘traditional’ burial rites. The funeral services created by a funeral celebrant are designed to reflect the person while providing the surviving family members with the information and content that will help them deal with their grief. A funeral celebrant can also work with funeral directors to make the services run smoother and to provide families with a larger range of services and funeral products. Most funeral celebrants will work at a funeral home to make their services simpler for families to find.

 

When death occurs, it is a very stressful time. Our Funeral staff can help with some of the stress. More families are turning to our Funeral staff to create meaningful funeral services for their loved ones. If you have any more questions you can contact our staff here at Tindall funeral home. We would be happy to help you find the answers you need help with.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the letters you see in the image.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

3 Steps To Survive the Holidays While Grieving

The holidays can be very stressful for people who have just experienced a loss. This is a time of joy and celebration, and people in mourning are usually not inclined to celebrate anything. Holiday...

4 Tips to help a Friend through the Grieving Process

Grief can be all-consuming and have an impact on every aspect of a person’s life. It’s not easy to watch a person you care about and love go through this process. Most people don’t know how to help...

3 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

Funerals are a very difficult time for friends and family so you have to be aware that people can be a little more sensitive and maybe get easily offended. It’s important to tread carefully and mak...

The Importance of a Funeral Procession

A funeral procession holds a very important part in the funeral service, but over time it is slowly loosing its meaning and importance. For many people, they tend to forget that this is the last jo...

5 Common Misconceptions about Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Pre-planning your own funeral may not be the number one item on your list to do. However, it is a smart decision. The problem is that there are several misconceptions about pre-planning your funera...

What Steps are Involved in Preparing a Funeral Service?

A funeral service is more than deciding on a burial or cremation. There are tons of decisions that go into making this funeral service what it is. For those who are going to be pre-planning their f...

What Goes into the Expense of a Funeral Service?

Years ago, funerals were not as expensive as they are today. However, today, you can expect to spend at least $2,200 for a simple burial service, and this is at the lowest end. Sometimes a funeral ...

What Can You Do with the Ashes of a Cremated Loved One?

Cremation is becoming a more popular option for those who are planning funeral services. There are several reasons why more people are doing this. However, one of the main questions that people hav...

Pre-Planning your Funeral

Pre-planning a funeral is something that many people decide to do. Why is this? Pre-planning a funeral takes away the guesses that family members may have to make in the event that you die before m...

Online Grief Support Resources

When you have a lost a loved one, you may be in need of grief support. While there are tons of ways to find this, online grief support is becoming more popular as it allows you to stay at home and ...