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Humanist funeral

Fee from £1,900

 

Humanist funerals are non-religious. If the person who died wasn’t religious, a humanist funeral is a more authentic way of celebrating who they were in life.

We're celebrants too, so we can organise and lead the humanist ceremony as well as help plan the celebration.

 

We've helped families celebrate not only their relationships but also the interests and passions of their loved ones too... from trains, planes and automobiles to sports and pastimes, their love of animals and the natural and spiritual world…

 

We’ve helped to hold goodbye ceremonies at many special places - in gardens at home, in fields and on farms, in rural barns, on harbour walls, at sea and by the seaside, in lighthouses, at airfields, at country hotels... as well as more traditional venues such as churches, chapels and crematoriums.

The Dalai Lama said:

"I believe there is an important distinction to be made between religion and spirituality.

 

Religion I take to be concerned with faith in the claims to salvation of one faith tradition or another, an aspect of which is acceptance of some form of metaphysical or supernatural reality, including perhaps an idea of heaven or nirvana. Connected with this are religious teachings or dogma, rituals, prayer and so on.

 

Spirituality I take to be concerned with those qualities of the human spirit – such as love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, contentment, a sense of responsibility, a sense of harmony – which bring happiness to both self and others.

 

While ritual and prayer, along with the questions of nirvana and salvation, are directly connected with religious faith, these inner qualities need not be, however. There is thus no reason why the individual should not develop them, even to a high degree, without recourse to any religious or metaphysical belief system.

 

This is why I sometimes say that religion is something we can perhaps do without. What we cannot do without are these basic spiritual qualities."

Next steps

We can meet you in person at home or at Applefield Cottage - or if you prefer we can arrange everything over the phone and by email. 

 

Confirmation in writing

After we've discussed everything we'll confirm it in writing so you're clear about timings, costs and arrangements - before you decide.

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