If you are a member of a religious denomination, your priest or minister will be the obvious person to contact regarding the funeral service. Your funeral director will then liaise with them regarding the date and time, and will maintain contact leading up to the funeral.
Funeral celebrants (male or female) are also available to conduct services. Celebrants will provide a service that is appropriate to your needs and cultural beliefs. They will generally lead a civil service, but often incorporate prayers and religious aspects if required. Paterson’s engages a group of highly skilled celebrants and will recommend one that we feel will be suitable to you and your family.