We can help you to conduct celebrant funerals in Chester in accordance with your wishes. The deceased person may also have left certain instructions for loved ones to follow, and at John Knowles Funerals, we ensure that these are carried out. Our experienced celebrants can organise and lead the service. Though traditionally this role would have been undertaken by a religious representative, today, many people prefer non-religious funerals. The real focus of the funeral ceremony would be to celebrate the life of the deceased. The event would be designed around the beliefs, interests, relationships, values and wishes of the person who died. It could also be in keeping with the wishes of family members. It may or may not have religious or spiritual components.
For families in Chester, celebrant funerals can be led by a person from any walk of life, regardless of age or gender. Some may have experience as grief counsellors, funeral directors, social or healthcare workers, psychologists or healthcare professionals. They could even be members of religious organisations who choose to undertake non-religious work. Today, many people prefer a non-standardised funeral that is celebrated according to traditional rites and rituals. These may not reflect the life or personality of their loved one. We can guide you through the entire process to provide a lasting and memorable tribute to the departed soul. We take care of the formalities, paperwork and legal requirements.
There could be several reasons why many people today prefer celebrant funerals in Chester and elsewhere. If the family or the deceased did not have religious beliefs, or did not practice a formal religion, such funerals are the right option to commemorate them. Humanist ceremonies are conducted by skilled, compassionate professionals. They are more intimate, emotionally satisfying and personalised. They also highlight the person rather than the formal religious rites and rituals. Contact John Knowles Funerals for guidance. We can provide you with more information. If you’d like us to choose the hymns, readings, venue, flowers and music, we are glad to assist. Additionally, we can also take care of the transportation, viewing, donations, tokens of remembrance and guidelines for cremation or burial.