Eulogies

We work sensitively with clients to give succinct and vibrant celebrations of the lives of family members, friends and colleagues. All our eulogies are polished to the highest standards, with a variety of different ‘styles’ available. This choice allows mourners to celebrate the deceased in the manner most appropriate to their beliefs, achievements and personality. If you are giving a eulogy, it is likely to be at short notice and are unlikely to have more than a week to prepare. We are here to help at short notice, either looking at a draft you’ve pulled together or collating information and writing a eulogy from scratch.

If a literary eulogy replete with memorable quotes and bespoke poetry is required, we can call on the services of several published poets to deliver rhyming, metered verse in any form. However, if the service is celebrating the life of a puckish joker, we can craft a eulogy full of gags and anecdotes. Just tell us what you require and we will deliver it. We have penned eulogies for high-profile figures and maintaining the strictest confidence before, during and after the writing process is an integral part of our service. Very few people can truly say they love their jobs, but we certainly do. When we write a memorable eulogy, we know it will be remembered by the audience for the rest of their lives.

If you want the eulogy delivered to a professional standard, Cheshire Writing Services can employ the services of a time-served funeral celebrant. An experienced professional actor, he will declaim our polished lines in a manner befitting the occasion. Our celebrant funeral service is designed to  express what the recently bereaved may struggle to articulate.

Arbayeen
The Muslim is buried very soon after death, affording little time to put together a eulogy. The Arbayeen allows more time for preparation and reflection. Once the background details are in place, there are a number of considerations –
1. The balance you wish to create between humour and sincerity in your speech.
2. The central themes you wish to convey; eg’s. – work background or sporting interests.
3. Religious references, depending on both the audience and the person in question.

Stone Setting
Jewish funerals occur soon after the death and the Stone Setting as an opportunity for reflection and perspective. Considerations include:-
1. The right balance between humour and sincerity
2. Bringing out the essence of the deceased.
3. Finding the right religious context.
4. Keeping everything together with the right themes and ideas

Memorial/Commemoration
A commemoration service allows much more time for reflection and balance than a eulogy. Considerations include:-
1. The tone. It will typically have a lighter touch than a eulogy focusing on a celebration of a life.
2. The structure. Running themes should ideally link random recollections.
3. Personalisation. This is a speech about someone you and others knew personally and your speech should reflect this.

Don’t delay, if you need our services call us immediately for a quote on 01625 879508.