Traditionally funeral ceremonies have been conducted by a minister attached to a particular faith or Church – or completely non-religious, conducted by a Humanist Officiant. Both such kind of services will follow the ideology and beliefs of the person taking the ceremony.
However the funeral you would wish for your loved one may not fall fully into either of these categories. Neither yourself or your loved one may be regularly part of a faith group or church, and yet you maybe do not want a completely non-religious ceremony either. Nowadays, on the subject of life and death, people are not always entirely sure of what they believe in, and so may wish to remain open to some form of spirituality.
Therefore a Civil Ceremony may be just what you are looking for.