Before the 1970s it was all but impossible to choose a secular funeral. Even people with no religious beliefs had little option but to opt for a religious service.
That’s no longer the case. These days civil ceremonies are common, and Selwyn Allen has great experience in helping families organise the most fitting and personal tributes to their loved ones.
We can advise on an appropriate celebrant to lead your secular service.
Selwyn Allen Funerals is a family-run business and accredited member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association. Selwyn is widely regarded as Melbourne’s most trusted and experienced funeral director.
Selwyn and the celebrant will arrange a ceremony unique to your loved one.
What music would they have wanted to be played? Are there poems or quotations that inspired them or that they particularly liked?
The eulogy is especially important. It’s an opportunity to capture the essence of the person being remembered, and Selwyn will advise you on the best way to honour your loved one’s life.
Important points regarding a secular service
- Don’t feel rushed into organising your funeral service. Selwyn and his staff take the time to arrange a ceremony that is most appropriate for you, your family and the loved one you are farewelling.
- If you have ANY questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Selwyn and his staff are experienced in all areas around what is an incredibly difficult time for grieving family members.
- Meet with the celebrant beforehand to discuss your specific needs and requirements.
- Do everything you can to ensure the funeral accurately reflects the life and personality of your loved one.
No matter your needs or requirements, Selwyn Allen will help you create the most personalised and loving secular service. Contact us for more details.