A funeral or memorial provides that one chance not only to say farewell, but also to celebrate a life. A humanist ceremony is not in any way prescribed in advance, so there is real freedom to create exactly what you want.
I work with families and friends to craft a non-religious ceremony that provides an insight into the life of their loved one. That is a huge privilege and motivates me to put considerable effort and imagination into the preparation.
Each ceremony is unique, but for details of the content of a possible funeral ceremony, and how I go about it, click ‘The Funeral Ceremony’ tab above. Of course, you may decide to have a short, intimate funeral, with only close family present, with a memorial celebration on another occasion in a happier environment with no time constraints. Should you do so, the scope is limited only by your imagination. I can make suggestions to help you achieve what you want.
Although I strive to fight off creeping middle-age by over-activity and running marathons, I cannot deny being part of the so-called ‘sandwich generation’, with both elderly and youthful dependants. That means I am well placed to engage with all ages and personalities.
I live in Southwark and work across central and south London and its borders, but am happy to consider going further afield. I am part of a local network of celebrants operating in the same area. Between us we can ensure that a humanist celebrant is available whenever required.
If you’d like me to help you create a fitting farewell for someone you loved, my contact details appear on the right hand side of this page.