A civil funeral ceremony is a
formal non-religious ceremony. It is a personal ceremony to reflect the
private thoughts of the family and friends of the deceased.
The ceremony is appropriate to cremations as well as burials.
Each civil funeral ceremony is unique to the deceased.
The eulogy (delivered by the
funeral celebrant or any of the family/friends) forms a major part of
the ceremony and is created in partnership with the family.
Where can a civil funeral ceremony be held?
Almost anywhere except a religious building or church.
Who conducts a civil funeral ceremony?
A professional civil funeral celebrant.
Arrange a civil funeral ceremony
To arrange a civil funeral ceremony, contact the Oldham Register Office.
A civil funeral celebrant will contact you to make the arrangements for a meeting.
The celebrant will explain whats
involved and (with the help of the family and friends) will create an
individual ceremony. This is when you decide if you wish to have any
favourite music or readings at the ceremony.