Celebrant Or Clergy Member, Which Should I Choose, And Why?

By: David Tindall
Monday, March 15, 2021

Funerals are planned events arranged to help people say goodbye to loved ones who have died. A celebrant or clergy member is an integral part of this event because they provide support and warmth. Their involvement calms people, providing a sense of consolation as well as some spiritual guidance. If you are undecided between recruiting a celebrant and a member of the church, here are some ideas from the experts at Tindall Funeral Home that will help:

Religious Ceremony

Clergy are normally part of a religious order and observe its rules when it comes to funeral ceremonies. They are a good option for people who take refuge in faith and spirituality. Funerals performed by members of the church are also more rigid and methodical, which may often be soothing for grieving families.

They help relieve the burden of arranging any part of the funeral and allowing other people to deal with it. Whether you or the departed soul were powerful believers, a member of the church would bring great support. They will recite scripture, talk of the departed, and help the attendees find solace in prayer.


Celebrants are members of the church, but they do not belong to any religious order. They are allowed by the government to carry out funerals, weddings, and other similar activities. They also undergo some training in how to console family members and deal with sadness. Celebrants are the perfect option for those who want more casual or customized funerals.

For e.g., if you wish to add a personal touch to the funeral, a celebrant will integrate it into the service. Book a celebrant if you or your family are not devout and do not take much consolation in scriptures or sermons.

Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our services and need advice.

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