In 2004, I closed my mother’s eyes for the final time. Her dying over the previous years had set me Read more [...]
Celebrant Category: Funeral Celebrant
Beautiful Funeral Ceremonies
I believe there is a growing desire in our lives for more personal ceremonies – a feeling that we should be free to construct our own form of ritual to produce something that is meaningful, beautiful and personal. Everyone is different. Over two-thirds of people in the UK are neither formally religious nor humanist yet these are still by far the most common alternatives on offer. I will work closely with you to create a singular ceremony whether spiritual, individual, agnostic, religious or atheist. I can also suggest music, poetry, readings and venues. Whatever your heart desires.
We struggle to know what to do when someone dies and often take the line of least resistance letting ourselves get swept along on a conveyor belt. Most people do not realize that there are other choices although there is definitely a growing awareness that we don’t have to put up with a standard, ‘off-the-shelf’ service. Each life is unique and wouldn’t it be wonderful if this could be reflected in the ceremony that marks their final rite of passage?
I am a trained and accredited independent funeral celebrant and can help you to devise and design an appropriate, meaningful, beautiful funeral for your loved one which will reflect their beliefs and wishes. I will spend as long as it takes with you and your family, helping you to make choices, putting together a eulogy, readings, music and poetry that will be both an expression of loss and a celebration of life, bringing comfort, inspiration and good memories.
"A huge appreciation for the part you played in saying a fond farewell to mum yesterday. It was a lovely ceremony and has given me personally the space to start my healing of the grief I have been feeling. Many, many thanks and Bless you."
"I'd like to thank you for conducting the beautiful service we had for mum last week. We were all thrilled with the personal and intimate atmosphere that was achieved, it was exactly what I personally hoped for from the occasion and it will always be remembered by myself, my daughters, family and friends. Thank you very much for all your help, kindness and understanding at such a sad time."
"We both wanted to say a huge thank you to you for a beautiful ceremony. It was just perfect. You have been absolutely wonderful throughout the whole process and we can't thank you enough."
"Please accept this as a personal thank you from myself and on behalf of the family for the wonderful way you conducted mums service this week. Your empathy and warm words were akin to mums way and I found it very comforting. It has been a pleasure to have had you help us through this difficult time and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you well and would have no hesitation in recommending your superb service to anyone else."
"Thank you for sending the pictures which I have sent to many other people. I have had some very touching e mails by people who came on Tuesday and all say it was a wonderful and unique send off. Thank you so much for leading us in the way you did. Take care dearest Allegra, you are one of life's special people."
"I am writing to thank you very much for the sympathetic and professional way you helped us with the funeral service for A. and how beautifully you conducted it. You had many compliments at the wake afterwards. Your presence made the difficult time easier to bear and we are very grateful for your help and input."
"Thank you once again for making my brother's service so appropriate to him. You have truly received so many wonderful comments. What a lovely inspirational Lady you are!"
"A belated ‘thank you’ for all you did to make the celebration of K.’s life such a special and fitting occasion. We are really pleased that the tone of the event was what K. would have wanted and I’m very grateful for your help in forging our thoughts and wishes into a memorable day. Having such good reflections and memories of K.’s ceremony is really helping us feel able to cope better and, ultimately, to slowly move forward."