What is a Funeral Celebrant?

By: Tom Gallagher
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Funerals are formal and carefully planned events designed to honor deceased individuals. They follow a set structure dictated by a religious order and are presided over by a priest of the order. At Gallagher Funeral Home, we have noticed that many families have started to choose non-religious, semi-religious, or spiritual funerals instead of traditional ceremonies. You need to hire a funeral celebrant for these events.

What is a Funeral Celebrant?

A celebrant is a trained and licensed professional invested with the authority to carry out important ceremonies like funerals. They plan and organize the funeral service according to the family’s preferences. They speak during the ceremony, offer support to family members, and make sure the funeral is carried out to everyone’s satisfaction.

A funeral celebrant will focus on celebrating life instead of any spiritual text or divine entity. They will organize a service that helps people recall good memories with the deceased, which can also aid in the grieving process.

What Does the Funeral Celebrant Do?

A funeral celebrant will work with the funeral director and family members to ensure the entire process goes smoothly. They will customize the funeral service to ensure it is more personal, prepare speeches to celebrate the deceased individual’s life, and offer words of comfort during the ceremony.

They are more flexible than priests or traditional officiants, which is one of the reasons why people choose them for non-religious ceremonies. They are also more comfortable with cremation or non-traditional burials. A celebrant will develop a funeral service that suits your requirements perfectly and honors the memory of your loved one. If you want a very personalized event, they are a good choice.

If you need help on funeral-related matters or want to know more about our services here at Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us or give us a call at 318-640-1375 today.

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