OUTLINE FUNERAL SERVICE WHERE TO FIND US ______________________________________
CIVIL FUNERAL SERVICE
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Celebrant welcomes mourners and offers
words of comfort. (Could be an opportunity OLDHAM
for a reading / poem by family / friend)
TEL 0161 678 0137
Celebrant shares memories of deceased’s life.
(Could also be an opportunity for a reading
poem read by family / friend or short address
by family member / friend)
TIME FOR PERSONAL
Either a time for a piece of music to be played
or a moment of silence. Also an opportunity
for a family member or friend to do a reading
Oldham Metropolitan Borough
Oldham Register Office.
An Introduction to Civil Funerals What is a civil funeral ceremony? Who conducts a civil funeral ceremony?
When a loved one dies it is a painful A civil funeral ceremony is a dignified yet A professional civil funeral celebrant
emotional and distressing time. Family and formal non-religious ceremony. The conducts a civil funeral ceremony.
often close friends are left with the distressing ceremony is appropriate to cremations as well
decision of whether to have a burial or as burials at a burial ground. It is a personal
cremation, where will the ceremony be held ceremony to reflect the private thoughts of
and above all who will conduct the ceremony. the family and friends of the deceased. How to arrange a civil funeral ceremony?
It is an emotional and stressful time and we
often forget what kind of funeral we really
A civil funeral ceremony can be arranged by
contacting your local Register Office
Each civil funeral ceremony is completely
Every family is different, some prefer a unique to the deceased. The Eulogy, which Tel 0161 678 0137.
religious service, some follow cultural can be delivered by the funeral celebrant or
traditions and some prefer to go by the any of the family / friends, forms a major part
personal wishes of the deceased. Whilst the of the ceremony and is created in partnership
A civil funeral celebrant will contact you to
majority of people still prefer a religious with the family.
make the arrangements for a meeting.
ceremony, more people are going towards a
more personal ceremony, which can be easily When meeting the bereaved family, the
accommodated by a civil funeral service. celebrant will explain what’s involved and
with the help of the family and friends create
Where can a civil funeral ceremony be an individual ceremony, at which time it can
Civil ceremonies are created with the help of held? be discussed whether they wish to have any
civil funeral celebrants, and personalised to favourite music or readings incorporated in
the family and friends wishes A civil funeral ceremony can be held almost the ceremony.
anywhere with the exception of a religious
building or church. The celebrant will then create a ceremony,
which reflects the wishes of the deceased and
the bereaved family.