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Humanist Funerals Battle

In death, as in life, we appreciate that everyone is an individual, and as such, many people choose or request a non-religious funeral otherwise known as a humanist funeral when arranging a funeral service.


As a family owned and run funeral director in Battle, a humanist ceremony with cremation or burial is a heartfelt way to say goodbye to a loved one, family member or friend.

In these kinds of non-religious funerals, the traditional funeral formalities can be replaced with an often-unique humanist funeral service and celebration of life.

When arranging a humanist service in Battle, the ceremony can take the form of whatever way the deceased person may have requested or how you and the family wish.

What happens at a humanist funeral ceremony in Battle?

Many people ask us what happens at a humanist funeral ceremony, and the simple answer is that it’s different for every person. Everyone is different and it’s those differences that can be celebrated in a non-religious cremation or burial.

If you’re not a religious person, having an alternative funeral or a non-religious ceremony or funeral service is a fitting tribute but without the religious aspects. Humanist funerals are fundamentally thoughtful, non-religious funeral which emphasises the life the person led, rather than a particular faith or belief in a god.

Where can you hold a humanist funeral service in Battle?

A humanist funeral ceremony can be held at a number of various locations. Non-religious cremations can take place at a crematorium, while humanist burial can be arranged at a cemetery or a green burial site such as dedicated woodland. This is a favoured choice for many non-religious funerals as the ceremony can take place in a peaceful and tranquil setting.

You may also want to consider a direct cremation and then arrange a humanist funeral service to scatter the ashes of the deceased.

How do I find a humanist funeral celebrant in Battle?

A humanist funeral celebrant is a non-religious person who will conduct a humanist funeral service, helping family and friends to pay tribute to the deceased loved one.

We can recommend celebrants that we regularly requested locally, or if you prefer, you can contact a celebrant directly but please do check that they are accredited by Humanists UK. Simply follow the link and enter your postcode to find humanist celebrants near you.

What can you include in a humanist funeral?

A humanist funeral service can be whatever the deceased person wanted or the wishes of family members as there are no traditions to follow. Non-religious cremation or funeral can have music or songs of any genre and non-religious readings as it is dedicated to the life of the person who has died and.

Popular and symbolic gestures include the lighting of candles, releasing balloons or even planting a tree. Requesting that guests not wear the traditional black dress code, and instead wear a particular colour or bright outfit is another popular choice at a humanist funeral.

How much does a humanist funeral cost in Battle?

The cost of a humanist funeral will normally start from £3,000 upwards depending on what is included in the humanist service. The specific costs of the funeral and the celebrant’s fees, which are usually between £150 and £300, should be factored in. Please see our price list for all our itemised fees. We will always try our best to accommodate any and all requests so if you want something not shown in our standard price list, please just ask us - we will find a price for you.

If you have any questions please get in touch by calling 01424 775 515 or emailing us at or fill in our contact form in the footer below. One of our friendly and experienced team will and we'll do our best to answer any queries or concerns you may have.

What makes a good funeral?

Of all the decisions you have to make about the funeral, one of the most important for the success of the ceremony is 'who is going to conduct the service?' If you are, or the person who has died was, a member of a particular church family or faith group the decision will be easy - you will invite your own minister, priest, rabbi, imam etc.