We offer personal and meaningful ceremonies at important moments in your life. We offer pastoral care and supervision to helping professions and more. Let's make it real!
Celebrate A Life
Our funeral services are one of the most rewarding things that we can offer. Humanist with spiritual care is how we describe our ceremonies.
We conduct funerals throughout the UK, Eire and beyond.
We want to help you celebrate the life of the person who will always be in your heart. We value being there for people, listening and understanding how we can do our part to remember the life of your loved one. We believe that everyone has the right to be remembered and celebrated, no matter what they have chosen as their life path.
Our celebrants who conduct Celebrations of Life are across the UK, from the Cotswolds to Shetland and we also have the lovely Dominic or Sínead in Dublin. We are members of the "Natural Death Centre" too which believes in treading lightly on the world even after we have come. We can give advice on green burial sites and coffins wherever you are in the UK.
We are often called the family celebrant, conducting ceremonies for families we serve for many years. Some even call us their "Humanist Minister" or Pastoral Care.
Our celebrants are trained over a period of two years and are mentored, reviewed and insured. Our celebrants all participate in pastoral care supervision. We pride ourselves in offering the very best, most professional and loving celebrants in Scotland and beyond.
We will spend time with you and whoever would like to be involved to get know your loved one and conduct a service that would mean something to them and to you. We are happy for you to include religious content and hymns if this is important to you.
You can always plant a tree in our Grove to celebrate your love or a life - the Celebrate People Woodland which is in the Highlands of Scotland Caledonian Forest.
We are happy to meet a family group either in person or online. This means we can include and hear from family members or friends across the world. Our hope is that after the ceremony you will be able to say "It's just like you knew them" or "They would have loved that!"
Celebrants by Zoom, Whatsapp, Facetime and more. We are here for you in whatever way we can be.
Fee: around £190 sometimes with mileage if further away.
Small additional fee for extended funeral ceremonies
For under 16 year olds there is no charge
We know the crematoria well throughout Scotland and many hundreds of graveyards - from Shetland to Dumfries and beyond.
Funerals and how they are structured are changing. Direct funerals where no one is present is a new introduction, then Attended Funerals where there are people there but no ceremony, through to full pieces of dramatic memorial and everything in between. Ask us if you would like more information on what the options might be. (They are endless). Safe and dignified are our rule of thumb - and what means most to you and the request of your deceased love one.
We asked one of our celebrants what she would like when the time comes and she started off by saying "Just the usual, a wee service at the Crematorium and a function afterwards". As the conversation progressed she decided she would like SHeBoom woman drumming group, an ecofriendly coffin (the red paper maché one with the gold sun on it), NO imported flowers, and more than anything, she wanted the last word, so she is going to make a wee film to be shown "to have you all greeting and laughing hopefully". She wants the family to shop around but would actually prefer a DIY funeral if possible. The Natural Death Centre explains all the rules - and there aren't many!!
Some useful funeral websites:
https://www.funeralguide.co.uk/ to compare prices of funeral directors
www.naturaldeath.org.uk "Lifting the Lid on Death and Dying"
https://www.goodlifedeathgrief.org.uk/ Helping Scotland to help each other
We go to Crematoria and burial sites across the country including:
Edinburgh and the Lothians Funerals
Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline, Fife
Linn Crematorium, Glasgow Crematorium, The Hurlet Crematorium, Craigton Crematorium
Clyde and Garnock Crematorium near Largs
Holmsford Bridge Crematorium near Irvine
and many many more
We are here for you!
Recommended Fee: Around £180