A Kind Touch
† delivering warmth
The death of a family member or friend is always a very difficult experience, so a funeral service must be handled with care and respect. As independent Funeral Directors we recommend the following two local celebrants to officiate your service. They both have great experience in creating ceremonies that honour and celebrate each person’s life, always working closely with us to ensure that your wishes are met.
Celebrant-led funeral and memorial services are unique and carefully written, designed to create a cathartic and memorable experience for everybody present. A funeral service allows friends and relatives to celebrate the life of the person they have lost, focusing on everything that made that person unique.
Whichever way you choose to say goodbye, a celebrant will work with you to craft a fitting service. Celebrants conduct funerals at both crematoriums and natural burial grounds and can officiate celebration of life ceremonies in any location you choose.
The AOIC delivers the most competent and highly skilled celebrants in the business.
Families can be assured of a truly beautiful ceremony delivered with professional service.
† an introduction
When a celebrant is put in touch with a family, either by direct contact or via a funeral director, their first step is to visit the family to find out as much as they can about the person’s life and begin the process of planning the ceremony.
This first meeting requires the celebrant to demonstrate a high level of empathy and excellent listening skills (essential skills for celebrants). The celebrant’s job is to listen, support, recommend and advise, but not to dictate.
Equipped with a wide range of poems and readings from biblical, literary and philosophical sources, the celebrant designs the words of the service based on the individual and guides the family with tact and care through the final funeral experience.