Funeral celebrants are called upon when a religious funeral ceremony is not required. There are a number of fabulously skilled professional celebrants in Perth.
Gift of Grace will sensitively assist in the choice of celebrant who they feel will fulfil the important reflections of your loved one’s life.
A celebrant plays a hugely important role in leading the actual service, and will work closely alongside you and Gift of Grace to design and conduct an event celebrating your loved one’s life. Meeting and getting to know family and friends, the celebrant will skilfully gather information and ideas. The result being a unique and well told story.
However, in alignment with Gift of Grace’s support and encouragement for family led funerals, this role may certainly be managed by family members if they are inclined to do so. With a larger funeral or memorial service, the responsibilities grow in terms of time-keeping, ensuring that people have the opportunity to speak, and shaping a ceremony that flows. This where a celebrant is invaluable.
Many people in today’s culture consider themselves to be spiritual, but not necessarily religious. Often a celebrant is used when a family decides to forgo a traditional religious service, but still wants someone to orchestrate and present a personalised observance. And when there is a religious service, a celebrant can still be there to offer a unique tribute during a traditional funeral conducted by a clergy.
We know grief doesn’t go away, but a thoughtful, well done life celebration may help ease the pain.
Celebrant fees can vary depending on many different time factors, – on average the cost being $500+