COVID 19 - information correct at 21/4/2020.
*Funerals are currently still allowed but with attendance and social distancing restrictions
*Funerals can be ‘live-streamed’ but our local crematoria do not have the facilities to do this
*Some crematoria elsewhere in the country now don’t allow funerals at all – they only allow unattended burial/cremation – other areas may follow in this
*You can separate the cremation/burial from the celebration of life and have that at a later date, wherever and however you would like it
*If you still want to go ahead with a family-only funeral during this time, Kate and Kate can provide you with a script to work from so that you can conduct a service yourselves
For more information please go to our Blog page. If you could like discuss your options at this time of increased difficulty, wherever you are in the country, please do get in touch.
As independent celebrants, we are passionate about changing the face of funerals in the UK. There's no right or wrong way to conduct an end-of-life celebration, it's whatever feels right for you and whatever you feel captures and reflects the person who has died and sums up what made them them.
We're all about choice. We want you to know that you can hold your final farewell in a barn, or a village hall, or even in your back garden and that, by separating the cremation or burial from the celebration of life, you completely change the atmosphere and free yourself up to provide a much more personal experience.
A crematorium or church service is absolutely right for some people and can be a really meaningful and sincere send-off and we're very happy to facilitate a crematorium funeral if that's what you would like. But, we also want you to know, that there are other approaches available and support you in exploring those too. It really is all about empowering you to have the funeral that you want - we're all so unique and individual in life that's what we want to reflect after death, too.
Get in touch with us and we can explain to you how a ceremony conventionally runs - that gives us a starting point - from there we aim to facilitate you in whatever you might want or need to be included in your ceremony. We can make suggestions and guide you through the process from start to finish. We will then write a ceremony script, which you will have approval of... so, if there's anything you want adding, taking out or amending, we'll keep tweaking until it's exactly how you'd like it to be.
We can recommend Funeral Directors to you, or other organisations, such as end-of-life Doulas, who can support you in your end-of-life and after-death care. You don't even have to be dead to get in touch! We can work with families after someone has died but, what is also becoming more common, is to work with someone who is still alive - planning your own funeral can actually be really rewarding.
You can book us directly, even if you are using a Funeral Director. Or, you can book us via a Funeral Director.