The BBC Radio 4 Today Programme this morning (18 April) carried an interesting feature about how funeral celebrants are starting to use Zoom and other similar online ways to perform ceremonies during the current coronavirus lockdown.
Celebrant Claire Bradford explained how this can work and how, although it obviously isn’t the same as a traditional funeral, it can give families a chance to come together and honour the life of a loved one with due ceremony and respect.
You can listen to the piece here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000hdbf – you need to skip to about 23 minutes into the programme [May no longer be available].
I am also developing this and have conducted one funeral using Zoom. Please contact me if you’d like to know more.
Michael Hannah, Funeral Celebrant, Dundee