I will facilitate your service on the day after –
At this huge and often overwhelming time my key role is to help you plan a ceremony that you would like and to facilitate that for you. This involves managing the ceremony for you including the timing and ‘holding’ the tender emotion of this time. I will be liasing with the Funeral Director to ensure a smooth overall flow of events.
You may have come to me via a recommendation from a friend or via the funeral director. I will meet with you ahead of time to help you plan this ceremony that will honour your loved, their legacy and their memory going forward. I understand this is a costly time in so many ways and I am really happy to discuss my costs with you at this point.
Prior to our meeting it would be great if you can have thought about your loved one – the ‘essence’ of them as a person, their story, beliefs, hobbies, interests, anecdotes and together we would consider things like:
I really encourage you to be as creative as you like and I will work with you to weave in your and your loved ones views on life, spirituality and faith.
Together we can work out ‘a contingency plan’ should someone go over time or you suddenly feel too overwhelmed on the day to speak.
After that first meeting I will come back to you with a clear overview of the ceremony which we will then follow up via email or phone. And we will talk about what happens on the day of the funeral and follow up.
I really appreciate you considering me for this role. It would be a great honour and privilege to facilitate a ceremony for you, your family, friends and community – to be present with you and to ‘hold’ the moment as you grieve and farewell your loved one, creating a place of trust and safety for you to do this.