About me

Hello and welcome to my website

My name is David Tooley and it is a privilege and an honour for me to be invited to lead non-religious funeral ceremonies and to be trusted by families to deliver appropriate ceremonies for their loved ones.

I first considered starting a career as a Humanist celebrant in the Bedfordshire area when events in my own life conspired to get me thinking about what is most important to me.

In one particularly horrible year, three of my neighbours died in a short amount of time, including one in a fire in the flat below me. I also reached 50 years of age and thought deeply about what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.

Having attended a number of Humanist ceremonies over the years I was deeply impressed by the way the celebrants were able to mark the lives of those who had died, without reference to a “greater being.”

I found out some wonderful new things about people I had known for years and I thought it was an amazing skill to have. I feel that doing this work is a wonderfully fulfilling way to use the skills I have built up over a lifetime (including 25 years as a journalist).

If you are looking for a Humanist celebrant to lead a non-religious funeral ceremony in the Dunstable, Luton, Leighton Buzzard, Ampthill, Flitwick or Bletchley (Milton Keynes) area, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to see if I can be the right person for you.

You are welcome to find out more about me and how I can help you celebrate the life and achievements of your loved one by emailing bedscelebrant@gmail.com or by phoning (01582) 872915.