"Civil Funeral Service"
OUTLINE FUNERAL SERVICE WHERE TO FIND US ______________________________________ CIVIL FUNERAL SERVICE WELCOME CHADDERTON TOWN HALL ____________________________ MIDDLETON ROAD CHADDERTON Celebrant welcomes mourners and offers words of comfort. (Could be an opportunity OLDHAM for a reading / poem by family / friend) OL9 6PP TEL 0161 678 0137 EULOGY 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 REFLECTION 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 or poem. Oldham Metropolitan Borough Oldham Register Office. COMMITTAL 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 want. 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.