What About Different Faiths and Beliefs?
Funeral directors will organise appropriate funerals for people of different faiths, or you may prefer to contact your own religious leader.
A funeral director will can arrange a minister for you but if you have a particular minister in mind it is advisable to contact him or her yourself to find out their availability.
A civil ceremony can be arranged through a Kent County Council or East Sussex County Council civil funeral celebrant. Services can be held anywhere that is not a religious building and can include a hymn or prayer if you wish. Civil funerals can be arranged through your funeral director or contact your nearest Register Office.
The British Humanist Association can arrange secular funeral ceremonies that do not include prayers or hymns or you can also ask your funeral director about this.
You can arrange a funeral without the help of a funeral director. If you wish to do this, contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your Local Authority or the Natural Death Centre.