Celebrants from York Register Office deliver professional and sensitive funeral ceremonies, which reflect the character and nature of your loved one, as a unique way of celebrating their life and paying tribute to them.

Book a funeral ceremony

Contact York Register Office to book a funeral ceremony.
When you book a funeral ceremony through York Register Office we’ll:

  • arrange a meeting with the bereaved family
  • take note of your individual requirements
  • prepare a bespoke ceremony (with or without religious content)
  • deliver a high quality ceremony
  • manage the celebrant’s time and travel

See York Register Office fees related to civil funeral services.

Planning a civil funeral

Qualified, professional celebrants from York Register Office can help you to face the daunting task of planning a funeral for your loved one, including:

  • the nature of the funeral ceremony
  • a eulogy based on your thoughts and feelings
  • inclusion of music, readings and tributes
  • the location of the funeral ceremony
  • creating a bespoke funeral ceremony

We recognise that even though you are grieving, you’ll want to celebrate the life of your loved one.

York Register Office can help you to arrange a funeral which:

  • focuses on their achievements
  • reflects on significant moments throughout your loved one’s life
  • shares the happy experiences you’ve had together

You’ll be provided with a copy of the bespoke eulogy so you can read it, check accuracy and make any necessary changes.

Writing a personal eulogy

Your dedicated celebrant from York Register Office will spend time with the bereaved family sharing your memories, to learn all about your loved one, including:

  • the people and places they loved
  • the things they enjoyed
  • their hobbies and talents
  • thier likes and dislikes
  • their character
  • their sense of humour

Funeral ceremony music, readings and tributes

To create a funeral ceremony that’s personal to your loved one, family members and friends, it’s possible to include:

  • a meaningful song or special piece of music
  • poems or readings (by the celebrant or family/friend)
  • interesting or light hearted stories involving your loved one

A celebrant from York Register Office will create a bespoke ceremony and eulogy based on your thoughts, feelings and requirements.

Funeral ceremony locations

A civil funeral can be held at:

If you prefer to hold the funeral ceremony elsewhere, there are a variety of places available throughout York; celebrants from York Register Office will support you and can provide guidance, although cannot provide ceremonies at churches or other religious buildings.

Scattering of ashes ceremony

A short ‘Scattering of ashes’ ceremony can be conducted by a celebrant from York Register Office.

See York Register Office fees related to civil funeral services.

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