“I know how difficult it can be to arrange a funeral that feels right, whether it’s because you don’t know for certain what your loved one would have wanted, or because different people in the family have different ideas about what is appropriate. I will work with you to prepare an essentially non-religious ceremony that is solemn and reflective, and which celebrates what is important. You can incorporate poems, readings, memories, special music – and if you request it, simple prayers and hymns. The ceremony will truly reflect your own wishes, not what any organisation lays down.”
Before she retired from the role, Shena Lewington was a Funeral Celebrant, who was able to lead the service to celebrate the life of your loved one. Her ceremonies were not faith-based but she was able to include elements of a traditional service, such as the Lord’s Prayer or a hymn.
Shena adheres to a Code of Practice for Funeral Celebrants. She is also a member of the Dying Matters Coalition, which has the aim of raising awareness of death and bereavement, and promoting openness and communication about people’s wishes.
- Read what people have said about Shena – testimonials