Bristol Non-Religious Officiant Offers Funeral Ceremonies with Music & Hymns

Mar 4, 2024

If you’re planning for a non-religious funeral service in Bristol, celebrant Rachel Branston (01761 220102) can help you create a personal and dignified ceremony with live music.

Humanist Funeral Celebrant in Bristol

Planning for a funeral is not an easy task. In the midst of grieving and potentially sorting out unfinished business, you also need to find a way to honor a special person's life. Bristol-based celebrant Rachel Branston, can help you create a personal and tasteful funeral service with music that the person you're saying goodbye to would have appreciated.

Learn more about Rachel's personal, non-religious funeral services here:

As a musician and celebrant, Rachel will plan a personalized and dignified last goodbye for your loved one. Rachel has many years of experience playing piano and organ professionally, and upon request, she can compose a special song to celebrate a special life.

Non-Religious, Personal Funeral Ceremonies Your Way

While some value traditions, you might feel that a religious service doesn't reflect the deceased's life. Rachel offers her services for non-religious funerals, giving her more freedom to plan and execute a unique ceremony.

"As a non-religious funeral celebrant, I am not limited by any preconceptions of what a service should be. We'll do it your way," Rachel said. "Anything I do will be done in a caring manner with total respect for you and your loved one."

Funeral Planning and Coordination

Rachel will schedule an initial meeting over Zoom or in person to discuss wishes and will meet up a second time after writing the ceremony to discuss if you want any changes or have questions. She will coordinate the ceremony on the day so that you and the other guests can focus on remembering and supporting each other. If you prefer a shorter and more intimate service, Rachel can help you plan a scattering of ashes with optional readings.

Other Ceremonies Offered by Rachel

In addition to funerals, Rachel offers her services for weddings and also welcomes LGBTQ couples to contact her for a personal celebration. She will work closely with the couple to plan and prepare for the big day and will do rehearsals and coordinate with key persons for a stress-free experience for the bride and groom. Furthermore, she helps create memorable days for name ceremonies, vow renewals, divorce celebrations, and more.

About Rachel Branston

Rachel Branston is a celebrant who works with communities in Somerset, Dorset, and Devon for big life events. She describes herself as a people person but also has a big family of rescue animals at home.

"I love being a celebrant as it brings me together with people who share their stories and trust me to interpret their wishes into a beautiful and memorable event," Rachel said. "When you engage me to deliver your ceremony, you can rest assured I will put my heart and soul into creating the event you desire."

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