Booking a LifeRites Celebrant

Our celebrants and officiants have undertaken training to a professional standard and therefore make charges for ceremonies in line with other ministers. These fees cover their time and travelling expenses within a 20 mile radius of their home base. Travelling expenses are charged at 40p per mile over and above the 20 mile radius.

We are happy to assist with planning a ceremony in order that the individuals may perform these themselves or to plan and conduct a ceremony.

Planning Services to assist individuals to write and conduct their own ceremony

Comprises a discussion with LifeRites celebrant, and advice on all aspects of the ceremony required, written confirmation of discussion and guidelines for performing the ceremony.

  • Members: £80
  • Non-members: £100

Liferites Officiant with on going discussions, meetings, writing and conducting a Ceremony

  • Members: £350
  • Non-members: £500
  • 50% of the full fee is payable at the first planning meeting. Discounts may be available in certain circumstances.

Sundries are extra and, if supplied by celebrant or officiant, priced at cost.

Planning and Conducting a Funeral Service

Where a Funeral Director is involved there are no additional charges made by LifeRites as our fees will be included in the Funeral Director’s quote.

Where a Funeral Director is not involved please contact liferites (Using the contact details at the top of this page) who will put you in touch with a local Celebrant to discuss you requirements, talk you through the options and the fee structure.

Pre-Funeral Plan

After discussions with a LIfeRites Celebrant or Officiant a document is drawn up for the individual stating how they wish their funeral to be arranged, order of service, chosen rite of passage according to their own spiritual (or non-religious, if appropriate) path. This document can also include requests for certain music, readings, poetry, etc.

When finalised, a signed and witnessed copy of the document is lodged with LifeRites central office. The original document is retained by the client. This document/copy is signed by both the client and officiant.

This pre-plan may be of great assistance and comfort to the bereaved when the time comes to arrange the funeral of their loved one “as they would have wanted”.

The pre-plan is not a legally binding document but reflects the wishes of an individual with regard to their funeral and disposition of their remains.

Any existing arrangements (prepaid funeral plan, advance directive, burial plot details, etc) may also be listed with the Pre-Plan so that everything is to hand. Alterations to the Pre-plan are charged on a pro-rata basis.

  • Members: £60
  • Non-members: £70

To book a celebrant, please get in touch with LifeRites by either using the contact details at the top of this page, or fill in the form on the Contact page.

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