Humanist Funerals Bexhill-on-Sea

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Humanist Funerals Bexhill-on-Sea

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


As a trusted local family run funeral director in Bexhill-on-Sea, a humanist cremation or burial is a sincere and considerate way to bid farewell to a family member, loved one or friend.

A non-religious funeral is not confined to traditional funeral formalities and is instead a chance to uniquely celebrate the life of the deceased.

When thinking about a humanist service in Bexhill-on-Sea, the funeral can follow whatever way the deceased person may have requested or how you and the family wish, including parts of a traditional ceremony.

What happens at a humanist funeral ceremony in Bexhill-on-Sea?

We often get asked about what happens at a humanist funeral ceremony, and the answer is that it can be different for each 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 that includes readings, songs and blessings but without religious hymns or prayers. Humanist funerals are simply non-religious funerals that centres on the life the person led, rather than a particular faith or belief in a god.

Where can you hold a humanist funeral service in Bexhill-on-Sea?

A humanist funeral ceremony can be conducted at a crematorium with a non-religious cremation, or a humanist burial at a cemetery or a woodland or green burial site. This is a popular option for many non-religious funerals as it provides a peaceful and tranquil setting.

Another option to consider is to have a direct cremation and followed by a humanist funeral service where the ashes are scattered.

How do I find a humanist funeral celebrant in Bexhill-on-Sea?

A humanist celebrant is a non-religious person who can guide a humanist funeral service and support the family and friends to pay their respects to the deceased.

We are happy to recommend someone, alternatively, you can contact a celebrant directly but please check that they are accredited by Humanists UK. Here is some information on humanist celebrants near you.

What can you include in a humanist funeral?

There are no set traditions to follow so a humanist funeral service is down to what your loved one would have wanted or the wishes of family members. A non-religious cremation or funeral is about celebrating the life of the person who has died so can include non-religious readings or blessings along with any genre of music or songs.

The lighting of candles, planting a tree or releasing balloons are all symbolic and well-liked gestures. Requesting that guests not wear the traditional black but rather wear a particular colour or bright outfit is another option that is popular at a humanist funeral.

How much does a humanist funeral cost in Bexhill-on-Sea?

The cost of a humanist funeral will usually be from £3,000 upwards depending on what you want the humanist service to include. You should consider the specific costs of the funeral and the celebrant’s fees which are usually between £150 and £300. Please see our price list for all our itemised fees. We believe that every funeral is unique so if you want something not shown in our standard price list, just ask us - we will find a price for you.

If you have any question please get in touch by calling 01424 733 700 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.