Memorials and Funerals
Organising your own funeral
You are welcome to discuss arrangements for your own funeral or memorial at Brighton Unitarian Church. Next of kin are often relieved when a person has made their wishes known. It means they can truly respect that person’s wishes. We can discuss your arrangements - music, readings etc. - with you and give advice on the many practical issues funerals involve.
The funeral of a loved one
We provide funeral services for people of all faiths or none. Our aim is to provide funerals that honour the life of the deceased. We endeavour to reflect their values and beliefs so that the service has beauty and meaning for those who are grieving.
We do not require that our funeral services include Bible readings or traditional hymns. We work closely with surviving next of kin to include readings and music that authentically honour the departed.
You may wish to consider organising a memorial service at the Church. These can be particularly relevant when family members and friends are scattered round the world and cannot come together at short notice. Memorial services are usually organised several months after a death; they give loved ones an opportunity to celebrate the person they have lost.
Funerals have many practical aspects and we can advise you about your choices. On registering a death the Registrar will provide you with a helpful booklet. Below are some things to consider:
If you would like to contact us, one of our celebrants can see you with no commitment on either side, so that you can discuss your wishes. (Expenses might be requested if travelling is involved.)
Fees will vary depending on the type of service. One of our celebrants will be happy to discuss this with you directly or through your funeral director.
Our Hall is also available for hire for receptions following your ceremony.
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