Welcome to SecularFuneral.co.uk. the site that will help those who are considering
a Secular funeral for themselves or a loved one or friend and to introduce more people
to the relatively new concept of a Civil Funeral ceremony. Civil Funeral ceremonies
are commonplace in Australia and NZ, but the British public are only just beginning
to realise that there is an alternative to a religious or atheist Funeral Ceremony.
A Civil Funeral Ceremony puts the emphasis on the life of the deceased, not the beliefs
of the person officiating. Each ceremony is written to try and capture the essence
of the person who has died using words, music and personal reminiscences. Putting
into words, in a dignified way, what needs to be said at a very difficult time for
those left behind. I have given a talk on the subject at LOROS in Leicester and am
happy to come to talk to your organisation if you think it might help. Click on this
link to find out more about a Civil Funeral ceremony.
I am Marc Oxley, a Civil Funeral Celebrant living in Rutland. I have worked with
Funeral Directors in Rutland, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire
and Warwickshire. I am a Fellow of the Society of Bereavement Practitioners. I
am an associate Member of the Association of Green Funeral Directors I am also
a former Chaplain to the High Sheriff of Rutland.
I have worked in the Funeral Industry since 2004 and trained as a Civil Funeral Celebrant
with the Institute of Civil Funerals in March 2006; having a Nationally recognised
qualification as a Funeral Celebrant as a result. Since then I have officiated at
over 750 Funerals in Crematoria, Municipal Cemeteries and Green Burial Sites as well
as private homes. Sizes of congregations have ranged from 3 to 300; all the ceremonies
have been well received. Some FD’s now ask for it so I also have Professional Indemnity
and Public Liability Insurance. Click on this link to contact me.