I can offer you a beautiful alternative to a traditional funeral.
A ceremony that gives you a unique and individual, personal and meaningful way of saying goodbye to someone whilst respecting those left behind.
As an Independent Professional Celebrant, I am able to work with you to achieve this. The ceremony I create with you may be secular, spiritual, or part religious, whatever you would like. I am sensitive to different cultures and philosophies and the ceremony would be totally independent of any religious or humanist organisation.
The ceremony could include music, poetry, readings, tributes, and symbolic elements such as candle lighting, photo presentation, dove release, etc.
I would spend time with the bereaved family and friends, getting to know as much as possible about the person who has died so as to honour them with an inspiring and fitting ceremony, whilst respecting what a difficult time it can be for those left behind.
I can conduct ceremonies in a crematorium or at a graveside, or in any other location before moving to where the committal will take place, if preferred.
I can also offer advice on natural burial grounds, eco-friendly coffins etc.
I hold a Certificate in Funeral Celebrancy from the College of Celebrants UK and am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. I follow a strict Code of Ethics and Practise as well as holding Public Liability Insurance.
I'm also a member of The Natural Death Centre.