Religious and Civil Ceremonies
At Quinn’s, we can arrange a ceremony appropriate to the deceased’s life and beliefs. This may take the form of the more traditional religious ceremony. We are familiar with and have a working relationship with all of the denominations present in our areas and will work in partnership with the bereaved family and the religious community to tailor a funeral that is in line with religious beliefs and the wishes of the bereaved and deceased.
A growing number of people now express the wish to have a ceremony without the constraints of religious protocol. A civil ceremony provides a service to our clients who wish to have a funeral ceremony built around the wishes of the deceased and their family rather than a religion-based “traditional” funeral. A Civil Celebrant will spend whatever length of time is necessary with the family creating a service consisting of music and/or poetry readings with special memories for the family, perhaps a hymn and/or prayer and a suitable committal. With the family’s help, the Civil Celebrant will write a tribute to the deceased telling his/her “life story” and relate experiences and qualities to capture the essence and enduring spirit of the deceased. The tribute is then given to an immediate family member for approval to ensure all the facts are correct. After the ceremony, a copy of the tribute is given to the family to keep.
When all this is in place, the civil celebrant will then conduct the ceremony at our funeral home, a crematorium or other suitable venue chosen by the family which will be followed by burial or cremation.