Welcome to the Institute of Civil Funerals (IoCF)
We were established in 2004 to promote the quality of civil funeral ceremonies in the UK.
We passionately believe that with the rapid increase of funeral celebrants in the UK over recent years, there is a need to ensure that those offering this service do so to the highest standard. Since we were established, the number of celebrant organisations has multiplied; we are however the only one entitled to use the term Institute, having met the rigorous criteria applied. We advise families seeking a celebrant to officiate at a funeral and prospective members of a celebrant body to check the Good Funeral Guide www.goodfuneralguide/ufaqs/professional-bodies-celebrants/ for a list of recommended organisations.
We are proud of our motto “setting the national standard” and firmly believe that our members really are the best choice for funeral directors and families.
To maintain a high standard of work, only funeral celebrants who have met the highest professional standard are accepted as members of the IoCF.