The Scottish Government has published coronavirus guidance on funerals. As a celebrant I work within these guidelines and also the more detailed guidelines produced by the Scottish Independent Celebrants’ Association (SICA) and my priority is the safety of the people I work with.
I am an independent funeral celebrant (civil celebrant) based in Dundee, Scotland. I mainly conduct services in Dundee, Perth, Angus and Fife though I work across Scotland and beyond. I’ve also started to develop web ceremonies using Zoom so that I can work with people (including collaborations with other celebrants) anywhere.
My aim is to work closely with family, friends and funeral directors to make the ceremony a beautiful and fitting tribute. The role of the celebrant can range from conducting the entire ceremony, to offering a eulogy writing service, to just providing advice and support. I am very open to working on natural and green funerals.
I’m a skilled listener and work with sensitivity, compassion and calm professionalism. The power of the spoken word is very important to me and I work hard to capture the essence of a person’s life and deliver that effectively. Above all, with respect and dignity.
There’s a lot more about me and my vocation on the website. For instance, how I work and my experience and training (and my occasional blog) . Or contact me directly if you would like to chat about my work.
Michael Hannah, Funeral Celebrant Dundee, 20th February 2021