Funeral Celebrancy Council

The Funeral Celebrancy Council provides a much-needed central organisation, defining best practice, representing funeral celebrants across the UK and setting the standard that all funeral celebrants should meet ensuring everyone receives a meaningful funeral ceremony.

The Funeral Celebrancy Council seeks to raise awareness of the role of a funeral celebrant as a non-religious officiant, creating a meaningful, relevant and personalised ceremony which potentially can be supportive to bereaved people in their grief and healing.

Recognising that the quality of ceremonies can vary significantly, the Funeral Celebrancy Council has issued The Funeral Celebrant Accord and the accompanying Working with Funeral Celebrants: Points for Excellence as resources for funeral directors, celebrants and the public to support raising standards through a mutual understanding of how we define an excellent celebrant.