A Civil Funeral Ceremony is for any person regardless of what beliefs, if any, he or she held. There is no set format for a civil funeral. Each ceremony is unique - as unique as the person who has died, as the life they lived. It is a ceremony created especially for them.
The Civil Funeral Ceremony;
* Reflects the beliefs, wishes, values and cultural traditions of the person who has died.
* Fulfills the needs of the people closest to that person.
* Meets the expectations of all who come to the funeral.
* Is a highly personal ceremony.
A Civil Funeral Ceremony is open to the inclusion of hymns or prayers should the family wish. Although It is possible, and not unusual to have a Civil Funeral where there is a complete absence of religious references