A civil funeral is a celebration reflecting the wishes of the deceased and their family. It is a personal and dignified tribute created by a professional celebrant who works closely with the family or executor and funeral director. The celebrant will aim to create a highly personal ceremony with the help of family and/or friends – recounting the person's experiences, attributes and qualities using music, poetry, readings and personal anecdotes. The civil funeral may be held anywhere except religious buildings and churches. The ceremony is appropriate for cremation or burial in a non-religious burial ground.
For further information contact:
Tower Hamlets Register Office or the General Register Office.
Tower Hamlets Register Office
Bromley Public Hall
London, E3 3AA
Tel: 020 7364 7880
Full details of our opening hours can be found on our opening hours and accessibility page.