A Humanist funeral celebrates the life of someone who has died. It allows the mourners to commemorate their loved one, and share the memories that the deceased person has left behind, without any religious committal to an ‘after-life’. The ceremony is uniquely tailored and in the main is devoted to the life of the person who has died. It incorporates tributes from family and friends when possible and allows mourners to mark the occassion with honesty, warmth and affection, using words and music that are personal and appropriate.

Humanists UK trains and accredits celebrants to lead humanist, non-religious ceremonies across the UK. There are around 30 celebrants in southeast London and you can contact them via the Humanist Ceremonies website and the “Find a Celebrant” function.