Funeral Celebrant

Losing a loved one is a devastating and emotional time for all involved.  Organising a funeral can be a very difficult time for a family and or friend.  As your funeral celebrant, I will come to you in the comfort of your own home or we can arrange another venue to get together and plan a ceremony that most befits your loved one.

I will work closely with you and your chosen Funeral Director.  I can assist in reading, music, power point presentations and any other resources.  Most importantly we can tailor this day of celebration and honouring  to you.

Essentia Rose Life Transitions offer services for Cremation Ceremonies, Memorial Ceremonies and Ashes Interment Ceremonies. 

We also provide on our online shop, Ash Urn Jewellery Momentums.  Where you can keep a little of your loved one close to you.

What is a Funeral Celebrant?

Funeral celebrant is a formal term denoting members of a group of non-clergy professionals who are committed to preparing and delivering high quality funeral ceremonies, which are not closely linked to any religion or to belief in an after-life. The concept of funeral celebrants is analogous in Western countries to that of civil celebrants. It began in Australia in 1975. On 19 July 1973 the Australian attorney-general Lionel Murphy had appointed civil marriage celebrants with the aim of creating ceremonies of substance and meaning for non-church people. As secular marriage ceremonies became accepted, first in Australia and then in other Western countries, it was inevitable that a similar philosophical paradigm would be applied to secular funerals.



Pre-planning your funeral service is the most loving gesture that you could do for your family. Not only taking the burden off your family but off yourself as well.  Knowing that your wishes are going to be carried out and you will have the celebration and honouring of your life right to the end.

Talking about death was a taboo subject for centuries.  Times are changing and the stigma is shifting.  Embrace your planning. Everyone plans birthdays, weddings, holiday, kids sleepovers, meeting someone for coffee.  Why not plan your death as well. It's the one thing that is inevitable. 




A eulogy is a speech or writing in praise of a person(s) or thing(s), especially one who recently died or retired or as a term of endearment.

An eulogy can be written by a family member, friend,  the funeral director or funeral celebrant. If written by a family member or friend, that person, may perform the eulogy.  Your funeral director or funeral celebrant may also perform/read the eulogy on the family's behalf. 

Eulogies are a important part of a service.

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Why Should I have a Funeral Service?

Ask yourself why you don't want to have a funeral? What answers did you come up with. Could it be that you think it's a waste of money and time. Is it that you don't want to upset those you have left behind or is there other reasons.

You don't have to have an expensive funeral, there a ways that are less costly. Making your wishes known, will help the person who will be responsible for the preparation of your funeral of the low cost option. 

Upsetting those you leave behind.  No matter if you have a funeral or you don't, the living will still experience the loss.  The difference is having a funereal service, allows the living come to terms of losing you. Saying their goodbyes, celebrating and honouring not just your life but how you touched theirs.  

Your pain has stopped, the living continues with their pain long after your gone.  Not having a funeral of some sort, disenables the living to express the loss, saying goodbye, celebrate and honour.  May enhance the grieving process, the regrets. Funerals are for the living and assisting in their grieving process.