Non-religious funerals aim to bring people together to celebrate the life of a loved one and to reflect sincerely and affectionately on the deceased. If you or your loved one have not lived a religious life, it might be worth considering the benefits of arranging a non-religious funeral.
Unlike the traditional ceremony, non-religious funerals do not follow a structured set of rituals – nor do they feature the reading or bible passages, hymns or prayers. The main purpose of a non-religious service is to pay homage to that persona’s life and accomplishments.
It also gives family, friends and colleagues the chance to acknowledge their loved one is a personal way and share their memories amongst each other.
How to plan your non-religious funeral
Non-religious funerals are a dignified and special way to celebrate someone’s life. For many people, a religious ceremony doesn’t feel appropriate, or even genuinely sincere and comforting. ISCA Funerals will listen and be sensitive to your specific requests. We spend a great deal of time talking with you about the person’s life to ensure the ceremony goes completely to plan.
Each aspect of the non-religious funeral is dedicated to celebrating the life of your loved one. Similarly to our humanist funerals, the structure of each service may vary according to your requirements, but there are many popular components that could make up the ceremony:
Reading (poems, prose, etc)
Tributes (from family and friends)
Reflection (short moment of silence)
Committal (lowering of the coffin/closing of the curtains)
ISCA Non-Religious Funerals
Planning a non-religious funeral can take time, but ISCA Funerals can assist with any plans and special features. Honouring your loved one with a non-religious ceremony, can ensure the service is fully dedicated and truly commemorates their life.
In most instances, your funeral director will help you to make all of the practical arrangements for the funeral. If you require a non-religious funeral, contact ISCA Funerals’ compassionate team to find out how we can help.