Non-religious funerals provide an option to celebrate the life of a loved one who did not hold any religious beliefs. Often non-religious funerals are described as humanist funerals and will often involve readings and music personal to the life of the person who has passed away. There is a wide range of options for different services so it can be helpful to get in touch with experienced funeral directors such as Stockman & Loram to discuss the available options.
Another option is to find a balance between the different options for funeral ceremonies where religious readings and hymns are included alongside personal readings and music choices. There are a wide variety of different choices for venues for non-religious funerals. One option for a meaningful and personal funeral ceremony is to opt for an eco-friendly funeral. Eco-friendly funerals can vary from including a sustainable coffin to a woodland burial.
Read more below for some further information on the different options for non-religious funeral ceremonies.
Readings and Music
It can be challenging to plan readings, stories and music for a funeral ceremony. One helpful step can be discussing different options with close family and friends to decide on the best option. Often non-religious funerals are led by a humanist celebrant. By sharing readings with the celebrant for the funeral there is the option for them to help with readings if it becomes difficult for any of the readers at the funeral service.
Discussing the different options with a funeral director can be helpful in deciding on a venue. There can be a wide range of factors that impact the choice of venue for a non-religious funeral ceremony. One option for a non-religious funeral ceremony is choosing a venue that was personal to the person who passed away. Another option can be to choose to hold the ceremony at a natural burial site.
Increasingly, many funerals are integrating eco-friendly aspects into the service and the burial. This can include choosing an eco-friendly coffin made of sustainable materials such as wicker coffins, woollen coffins or bamboo coffins. Another example of a green funeral is a natural burial in a woodland setting with a tree planted at the burial site. This can often fit well with a humanist celebration of life.
Get In Touch
Our experienced and knowledgeable team at Stockman & Loram can arrange a wide range of funeral services in Paignton, Brixham and the surrounding areas. We can help with the organisation of religious and non-religious funeral ceremonies. To discuss how we can help with the organisation of a funeral service for a loved one, contact our friendly and helpful team by calling 01803 552 112 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.