A Celebration of Life and Non-Religious Funeral Services
If one does not profess a specific religious belief, it may be that holding what is called a humanistic, secular, or non-religious service, be more appropriate for the deceased and their loved ones. Bennetts Funeral Directors of Essex, have many years of experience in organising such ceremonies and can offer help and advice at a difficult time.
A Humanist, non-religious funeral or memorial ceremony will:
Focus sincerely and affectionately on the person who has died, allowing friends, relatives and acquaintances to express their feelings and to share their memories.
Have warmth and sincerity: many bereaved people find them helpful and are pleased to have provided a ceremony their loved ones would have wanted.
Be simply more appropriate for those who have not lived according to religious principles, or accepted religious views of life or death.
Not unlike a religious service, music is an important component in a non-religious service. In this case the music selected is more upbeat, reflecting what the deceased enjoyed rather than hymns or other religious songs.
A non religious service usually requires more involvement from family and friends than a religious service. Friends, business associates and family members are encouraged to take part. This may entail preparing and reading eulogy, reciting a favorite poem or passage, telling a funny story or expressing their grief and sharing their feelings.
The common theme in all non-religious funerals is the celebration of life. A non-religious funeral need not conform to any of the established traditions but may borrow from them to achieve the same goals, namely, to honour the deceased and begin the healing process.
Bennetts Undertakers can discuss further with you, options available if you are considering a non religious funeral, please call us on 01277 210104