A Celebrant is like a Chaplain

In less than 200 words find out the difference and similarities between a celebrant and a chaplain.

The dictionary definition of a chaplain (sometimes spelt chaplin) is “a member of the clergy attached to a private chapel, institution, ship, or regiment.” And although designated as a clergy member, chaplains are often considered to be more on the non-religious side of things than perhaps priests or ministers!

Often people see my surname – Chaplin – and comment what a good name I have for the work that I do as a celebrant… which leads me to believe that many people see the work of a celebrant in the funeral sphere as someone who can offer compassion and empathy as well as providing a funeral or memorial service that has an appropriate and respectful component of ritual and significance.

So, if you are looking for someone to lead a funeral, memorial or burial service in a non-religious setting then I, Jacqui Chaplin – the well named celebrant, can be a first point of call to learn more about how you can celebrate and commemorate a well lived life!

We have just one life…

Jacqui Chaplin

Independent Funeral Information | Life Story Collector & Writer | End of Life Tributes | Easier End of Life Experiences | Funeral Planning and Celebrancy

Just One Life… doing and designing dying and death differently and with dignity and distinction.

For more information on doing dying and death differently or to start thinking about how to handle a death of a loved one before you are overtaken by grief, organise a conversation with Jacqui today.

Call +61 (0)412 741 531 or email jacqui@jacquichaplin.com

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Jacqui Chaplin is a Lifetime & End-of-Life Commemoration Specialist (a funeral celebrant among other things) based in Melbourne, Australia. She loves capturing stories about the nature of life and being human, as well as, celebrating and commemorating well lived lives and lives that have ended. Jacqui has a passion for bringing the conversations that many of us find difficult to think about, let alone speak about, out in the open so we can see how our stories, values and beliefs influence our attitudes.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Jacqui can provide you with support and guidance for a 5 Star Memorial or to create a wonderful funeral or burial service for a loved one in all Melbourne areas, memorials in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs, funerals all Bayside areas, funerals Mornington Peninsula, including burials and thanksgiving services.

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