Not everyone wants or feels comfortable with a religious service. Humanist burials, cremations and memorial services offer a personal way to say goodbye to those who have lived without religion; many thousands are conducted by celebrants each year.
Humanist funerals bring people together to express sadness at the loss but also to celebrate the life lived. They focus on the person who has died, paying tribute to the way they lived their life
In our grieving and sorrow we need to remember the uniqueness of each life - and sometimes also the joy. For those of us who believe that this is the only time we exist, satisfaction may be hard to come by. Humanism and similar beliefs reaffirm the ultimate importance of the life that has passed.