Inspirational Ceremonies

Ceremonies and celebrations mark important times in our lives. Inspirational Ceremonies will work with you to create a ceremony that recognizes and celebrates your special day in the way that you wish.
More information about humanist ceremonies from Humanists UK


‘Do not stand at my grave and weep’ by Mary Elizabeth Fry


Do not stand at my grave and weep

by Mary Elizabeth Fry


Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

This is the beautiful poem written by Mary Elizabeth Frye which was read out at Hayley’s Funeral on ITV’s Coronation Street. For other poems suitable for a humanist funeral please see my website