How To Choose The Right Celebrant Or Clergy Member For Your Loved One's Service

By: Ian Elliott
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

When you lose a loved one, you need to organize a funeral service and make all the necessary arrangements. The process also involves choosing the right celebrant or clergy member for the service. You would also want to make sure that the entire event is planned perfectly and runs without any glitches.

Things You Need to Know

Whenever you are planning the funeral service, this is one aspect you need to focus on from the outset. The experts at Arbutus Funeral Service have put together a few tips on how to choose the right celebrant or clergy member.

It isn't uncommon for people to confuse clergy and celebrants with funeral directors who help with all the arrangements for the service, including submitting the obituary and coordinating all the necessary services. They also help with the casket or urn selection and more.

On the other hand, a clergy member or celebrant works with the funeral director and the family in coordinating the ceremony details. They would make sure that the service is planned in line with the deceased person's wishes in case they have left behind any specific requests.

Aspects To Keep In View 

There are certain things you need to consider when selecting these professionals, such as:

  • Availability
  • Reputation
  • Experience
  • Attitude
  • Association membership

If they are part of a church or relevant association, it means they would be up to date with all their knowledge and the latest practices in the field. If they are unable to make it to the funeral service at the last minute, the church or association would also provide a replacement celebrant or clergy member in their place.

At Arbutus Funeral Service, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process, so if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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