About Alex

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Alex Collis

Hello, and welcome to my web site.  My name is Alex and I am an accredited funeral celebrant with Humanists UK, having trained in 2019.  As a celebrant, I work closely with friends and family of the person who has died to create personalised ceremonies that help the bereaved to say goodbye but also celebrate the life that has been. Your funeral, your way.  I find the greatest fulfilment as a celebrant in being able to tell people’s stories.

Eight years ago my father died very suddenly and my sisters and I found ourselves arranging his funeral.  A bit lost as to what to do for the best, one thing we were sure of was that we wanted a non-religious funeral, one that reflected his personality.  We found a humanist celebrant, and knew straightaway that it was the right fit for us. 

I have lived in and around Cambridge for most of my life and my background is in community work, particularly anti-poverty charities, teaching, research and working in end of life care.  I am also a member of Humanists UK Pastoral Support Network (think non-religious hospital and prison chaplaincy) and am currently training as a volunteer with Addenbrookes Hospital.

I conduct funerals across Cambridgeshire, but also further afield on request.  Please do get in touch if you would like to talk through how a humanist funeral works, or you would like to arrange a funeral with me.  You can also take a look at my personal celebrant web site, which has more information on the services I can provide as well as some useful links.