Great Glen’s foremost guide to a humanist funeral

Humanist and other non-religious services are becoming ever more popular and we at E.C. Gilbert Ltd are at the forefront of this development in Great Glen and Leicestershire, helping families to commemorate and celebrate their loved ones in an appropriate and meaningful way.

Choosing a non-religious funeral

Many of our clients do not follow a formal religion and choose a civil or humanist funeral because it reflects the outlook of the deceased, focusing on the life of the person who has died. Humanists believe that an individuals spiritual and emotional needs can be met without following a god or religion and humanist ministers will not include any religious elements into a service. Celebrants are able to offer a blend of religious and secular elements, reflecting individual complexities.

What to expect

Although every funeral is unique, non-religious and humanist funerals may often contain similar elements. We can help you to plan a service that could include, for instance, music, a eulogy, poetry and prose and even photographic tributes, as well as private time for reflection. Our dedicated staff will take care of organising every detail for you.

Where to hold a service

Non-religious or blended services can be held in crematorium chapels, by a graveside, in our private service room in Oadby or in any civil venue-we’ve previously organised services in barns and marquees. A service can be followed by burial or cremation.

Is a non-religious funeral right for your loved one? Visit us in Great Glen for an in-depth discussion with our team.