How To Choose The Right Celebrant Or Clergy Member For Your Loved One's Service

By: Danny Amorrucio
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

If you have just lost someone close to you, you know that there are various things that you need to plan for and organize. You would also have to hire a clergy member or a celebrant's services depending on the kind of ceremony you want to have. At Willowbrook Cemetery, we can help you with all the information related to these professionals, the types of services they can offer, and how they can help you plan the funeral service.

How To Select the Right Clergy Person or Celebrant

There is a distinct difference between what a funeral director does and what celebrant and clergy do. However, many people confuse the services that these different professionals offer. Clergy members and celebrants are different and provide a range of services. They officiate at the funeral and work with the family and the funeral director to ensure that all the details of the ceremony are planned perfectly.

When you are choosing either a celebrant or a clergy member, there are certain things you need to keep in view. First and foremost, contact them and check their availability on the day and time that you are conducting the funeral service. Check whether they are experienced enough and what their reputation and the market is.

You can get details about this from the funeral director and funeral home that you are working with.  Also, check out their association membership as it is an important aspect. If they are part of a local church or relevant association, it helps you in many ways. It indicates that they have the knowledge and will follow all the modalities that are part and parcel of conducting a funeral service.

In case they are unable to attend the event due to unforeseen circumstances, you would also be able to get someone to stand in for them at the funeral service. At Willowbrook Cemetery, we provide comprehensive funeral services and help you with all aspects of the process, so if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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