Non-Religious Funerals

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Humanist Funerals

A Humanist funeral is increasingly common. It’s simply more appropriate for those who neither lived according to religious principle, nor accepted religious views of life or death. A Humanist Funeral or memorial ceremony recognises no ‘after-life’, but instead uniquely and affectionately celebrates the life of the person who has died. Proper tribute is paid to them, to the life they lived, the connections they made and have left behind.

Nothing in a Humanist funeral or memorial ceremony should be offensive to those who are religious. It will focus sincerely and affectionately on the person who has died. Humanist funerals, or memorials, allow friends, relatives and acquaintances to express their feelings and to share their memories. They have warmth and sincerity. Many bereaved people find them helpful and are pleased to have provided a ceremony their loved ones would have wanted.

Civil Funerals

A funeral which is driven by wishes, beliefs and values of the deceased and their family, not by the beliefs or ideology of the person conducting the funeral.

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Humanist funeral source:  www.humanist.org.uk/ceremonies/humanist-funerals-memorials

Civil funeral source: www.iocf.org.uk

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If you’d like to learn more about the different types of non religious funerals we provide for families in York, please get in touch. Our family-run funeral directors are here to make the process as simple as possible to give your loved one a beautiful, non religious funeral service.

 

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Need help or advice?

We are here to help and support you and your family through one of the most difficult times of your lives. If you need funeral support, please contact our compassionate funeral directors.

Get in touch

info@rowleyandsons.co.uk