As a funeral celebrant I officiate funeral services by planning and overseeing funeral proceedings. I conduct non-religious funeral services that are structured to accommodate everyone who attends and from whatever belief they may have
My aim is for the funeral services I conduct to be a ‘celebration of life’ that honours the person’s memory and that brings the person you have lost back into the room through an effective biography of their life.
I will learn from you how the person lived their life, their personality traits and your memories and those of friends and other relatives.
How I help...
I can deliver the main speaking role in the funeral service
I am flexible about the form the funeral will take
I can develop a structure for the ceremony and provide guidance on what to include and make it completely unique to you
I can assist you in compiling photographic tributes for the service
From my library of poetry and readings I can help you find that piece that you may have been looking for.
I work closely with local funeral directors and my work comes from word of mouth and recommendations.
I am conversant in the use of 'Obitus' and 'Wesley' - systems installed in many venues, enabling you to have the music, visual tributes and even live webcasting for your service (increasingly popular option for those who cannot attend the service in person).
I do not belong to any particular organisation and therefore have complete freedom to help you hold the bespoke service that you deserve for your loved one.
Frequently asked questions...
Can you visit me at my home?
Yes of course, I am happy to meet wherever is most convenient and comfortable for you (subject to any current COVID19 restrictions).
How many funerals do you do each week?
Every week is different, however In order to provide you with the personal service and attention that you deserve I limit myself to a maximum of five services a week.
Can you give me a script of the funeral afterwards?
I send a draft copy of the service beforehand and can also provide the final version on request.
How much do you charge?
This varies according to the location, contact me and we can discuss.
When can I reach you to discuss any changes I want to make?
I am available on e-mail or telephone and always aim to respond promptly.
"My role is as a conduit - a narrator, drawing together the threads and weaving them into a tapestry
of a life lived and loved. Bringing back cherished memories, thoughts, feelings and milestones.
'Bringing it all together'
Michael conducted my fathers service, he provides fantastic support and advice and the eulogy that he delivered was perfect... A.B