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Celebrant Or Clergy Member, Which Should I Choose, And Why?

Published: September 13, 2022

A funeral service helps family members bid goodbye to loved ones that have passed. While some people prefer a traditional funeral service, others prefer a more casual or informal gathering celebrating the person's life. Depending on the family's wants, they may hire a celebrant or clergy. The idea is to have a service that will provide some amount of tallest to the family and help them in the healing process.

Choosing Between A Celebrant Or Clergy

Sometimes our families are unsure who they want to hire for the funeral service and can always discuss the options with the funeral director at Affordable Funeral & Cremation.

A Ceremony Conducted By Clergy

A funeral performed by a member of the Church will be more religiously centered in tone and flow. This implies that the ceremony would focus largely on the mourning process via offering gratitude to God and recognizing God's role in a person's life. Generally, a traditional funeral service consists of a variety of traditional prayers and can take place in a church, chapel, or burial.

The family will present a eulogy about the deceased's life and mainly focuses on faith and God's role in a person's life and death. It is an excellent option for a devoutly religious individual who regularly attended Church, was an engaged member of a religious group, or said that this is the style of funeral ceremony they want.

A Ceremony Conducted By Celebrants

Celebrants approach a funeral ceremony differently. The majority of celebrants will emphasize the life of your dear one, build a service that is significant to them, and design a structure that best represents and honors their life. A celebrant will concentrate on how a deceased person lived their existence and what their passing meant to those who loved them the most.

Instead of lamenting the loss of your loved one, a celebrant will emphasize their life. While there will be a mourning component to the event, its primary objective is to create an inspirational and memorable celebration of life. Therefore, a Celebrant is an excellent option for someone who was not religious or who just occasionally attended Church or someone who did not have a religious belief system, or for a more formal life celebration.

If you want to know about celebrant or clergy services, don't hesitate to contact us at Affordable Funeral & Cremation today. Our team is here to provide you with the information you need.


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