Skills of a Funeral Celebrant – Being well organised

In this first blog is the series, we’re exploring Funeral Celebrant Skills. The key attributes, experience, qualities and knowledge that you bring to your role as a Funeral Celebrant.

Are you well organised? Are you someone that everyone comes to when they need to organise an event or project? Perhaps you’re the person that’s got a schedule that keeps the whole family on-track. Or maybe you’ve juggled multiple diaries in your professional role.

Being organised was rated as one of the Top Three Skills for a Funeral Celebrant*. This key skill helps your clients feel more confident in you and less stressed about the funeral.

As a Funeral Celebrant, there is a long list of small tasks that must be completed to create a ceremony. We have to be good at communicating on the progress and reassuring everyone involved that we can be depended on.

Funeral Celebrants need a diverse range of skills and in the next short video we’ll be looking at another key skill.

There is something from each role I’ve had, that makes me a better Celebrant. Take a look at your CV and explore the skills you’ve developed over the period of your career so far. What stands out for you?

The key skills and traits of an Independent Celebrant include:

  • good organisation skills
  • Empathy
  • Active listening
  • Being open to feedback
  • Natural warmth
  • Being non-judgemental
  • A sense of humour
  • Easy to talk to

If you’re interested in finding out more about this role, you can book a call directly into Dinah Liversidge ‘s diary by clicking the link in her profile.

  • We spoke to 15 Funeral Directors about the skills they value in Celebrants.

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