The Role of the Celebrant
I am an independent funeral celebrant. Based in North East Kent, I plan and conduct funerals across Kent for families who have lost a loved one.
Throughout history, and across different cultures, the funeral has always fulfilled an important need in society. By helping us to acknowledge the loss experienced following a death and allowing us to say goodbye, the funeral plays an important role in the grieving process. The funeral provides an opportunity to express feelings of love, grief and loss together, and can be a source of comfort to the bereaved. We pay respect to the person who has died by sharing memories and recognising the life they have lived.
It is often assumed that a funeral service has to be conducted by a vicar, priest or other religious representative but this isn’t the case. As an independent funeral celebrant I am able to conduct funeral services, including as much or as little religious, non-religious or spiritual content as you want. My role is to plan, write and deliver the service that you want, to best remember and celebrate the life of your loved one.