Planning a funeral

At the saddest and most stressful time in your life, when all you can think about is the person you have lost, it seems impossible that you’ve got to plan a funeral. You are being asked to make so many decisions in such a short period of time, and it can be overwhelming.

As your celebrant, I will guide you through this time so that you feel supported and cared-for. I understand how much there is to keep track of, so if you choose me as your celebrant I will provide you with some written guidance about the things you may need to be thinking about to prepare for the funeral. You can refer back to this whenever you need to, and feel confident that you’re not forgetting something important.

I am also available for ceremonies involving interment of ashes, unveiling of a gravestone or a memorial.

Funerals that express your loved one

funerals2At such an emotional time, the last thing you want is to come away from a funeral feeling that you didn’t recognise anything of your loved one in the ceremony. It is my privilege to help you craft a unique, memorable ceremony that truly speaks of your loved one, and I bring warmth, flexibility and professionalism to this work.

It is my role and my passion to help you feel that your loved ones’ personality, quirks and achievements are expressed, and that the ceremony shows compassion for everyone’s grief while still being a celebration of your loved one’s life.

Religious/spiritual beliefs

Religious and/or spiritual beliefs can be a sensitive issue. Although I am a spiritual (but non-religious) person, I would never push my own beliefs onto you.

Your ceremony will always reflect your loved one, and I am completely open to whatever beliefs you do or don’t want included in your ceremony. I will always approach your ceremony with respect and tolerance.

See Pricing for information on my fees.

Contact me if you would like me to help you through this difficult time, or if you have any questions.