The Ceremony and who can hold it

Can you hold a funeral ceremony anywhere?

The short answer is yes! You are free to have a funeral ceremony indoors or outdoors, at home, on the beach, in the woods, in a hall, in a hotel, in a church, chapel or other house of worship – wherever   feels fitting for the loved one.

The places you could have a ceremony closest to Wilkies Wood are:

The Shelter at Wilkies Wood Green Burial Ground

The Sunshine room (please contact Will Russell on 07980 047770) to book this room on your behalf.

The Church of your choice (there are several churches in Findhorn, Kinloss and Forres – see Places of Worship in the local telephone directory).

A Funeral Directors Funeral Home (Graham J Rattray`s Funeral Home is available to hold a ceremony prior to cremation or burial) Contact 07831 439734


Who can hold the funeral or memorial ceremony?

There are no restrictions about who can hold the funeral ceremony – you can have the Minister or Celebrant of your choice, or a friend or family member. There are a number of Interfaith Ministers in the Local area who have been trained to create and hold a very personal ceremony and there are also Humanist Celebrants in Elgin and Inverness. There are several Christian Ministers in the Findhorn, Kinloss and Forres area – they are listed in the local telephone directory under Churches and other Places of Worship.

Funeral Directors

There are several Funeral Directors in the local area – you will find a full listing in the local telephone directory or Yellow Pages. Each Funeral Director has his or her own way of working and some offer greater flexibility than others –check with them to see what they can offer you.

Finding an alternative or specialist Funeral Director

Some funeral directors offer complete flexibility and will support you to have only and exactly what you want. They will guide you and offer ideas along the way.

Funeral Director Graham Rattray of Lossiemouth is available as a traditional or alternative funeral director. Contact 07831 439734

Findhorn based Will Russell is available as a Funeral Planner and is also the Funeral Co-ordinator for Wilkies Wood Green Burial Ground. Contact 07980 047770


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