About Clare Mellor

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Clare Mellor

Welcome to my personal website within the Humanist.org.uk site.

A few words about me.

I now live in Bury St. Edmunds having moved here in 2011 with my husband Andrew to look after my then 96 year old Mother.

I have been fortunate to have been able to wear several different work/career “hats” over the years including; musician, retail and office management, mother, self-employment, foster-carer and teaching. The main constant throughout my personal and working life has been music of all kinds and Flute playing in particular. I studied Flute in Paris ( I can speak French ) and for many years I worked as a peripatetic Flute teacher in London and Berkshire. Since moving to Bury I continue to play and direct. Apart from Music I enjoy travelling- often to far away places dictated by where either of my sons happens to be- gardening, reading, and watching too much television! I also have recently become chair of a U3A Philosophy study group.

I am a good listener and I enjoy public speaking. I have been told by audience members that my voice is clear and expressive.

A funeral is an important rite of passage and it fulfils our human need to say goodbye.I understand that the focus of a Humanist ceremony is telling the story of and honouring the life of the person who has died. Just as each human being is unique each ceremony is unique and a presentation copy of the ceremony script is made for you to keep. I would provide reassurance and support you and the congregation throughout the ceremony.

Receiving affirmation that I am able to provide the ceremony that families want is very encouraging. I share some bona fide feedback on the testimonials page.

Please contact me if you would like any further information and for my availability.



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