Ed Hardy


I create and conduct beautiful, personal and meaningful non-religious funerals, memorial services and ashes interment ceremonies in Surrey, Hampshire and beyond.

Losing someone you love is always difficult, but I try to make the process a little easier for you. If you’ve got some ideas of your own then I can build a ceremony around them – and if not then I can help you put your thoughts into words, or write the entire ceremony for you.

I can advise on music, poetry and other readings if needed, and will produce a unique, bespoke ceremony to enable you to celebrate the life lived and say the most fitting of goodbyes.

I’d welcome the chance to have a chat about your needs so why not give me a call on 07753 679050, or email me at ed.hardy@humanistceremonies.org.uk.

I look forward to hearing from you.






“Anne and I would like to thank you so much for officiating at the interment on Friday, it was just perfect. Also, a huge thank you for all the work you did for the funeral. You were so kind and thoughtful in your words, it just captured mum and dad’s lives perfectly. Having never attended a celebrant service before we were all very impressed by it and will certainly recommend anyone who is undecided, to you. You were brilliant, thank you! “

Joy Steel


“Just a note to once again thank you for yesterday. We all thought it was a lovely service and that you were brilliant.  You did a great job in presenting the service and we could not have been more pleased.”

Angus Kinnear


“The service was all that I had hoped it would be. Ed made it humorous and worded the eulogy with much thought. A smile rather than tears for everyone.”

Pamela Chandler


“Thank you for your central role in yesterday’s cremation service for Charlotte. We all agreed that you were just the right person to take us through a heart-breaking but memorable service. You added just the right mix of gravity and understanding, making sure that it was not an overly religious service as such, but that God was certainly ‘in the hall’. We could not have been blessed with a more suitable celebrant.”

Ian Garnett


“Thank you for all your hard work and kindness at what became an increasingly difficult time for us all. Many people of all ages and backgrounds at the reception commented on how perfect they thought the service was and how well they thought you carried out your role, delivering such a sincere and touching ceremony.”

Karen Humfress


“Thank you for all you did yesterday: it was, as my Dad would say, a ‘first class performance’. Thank you once more.”

John Conner


“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for conducting the ceremony for us. It meant so much to us to have somebody who had clearly listened so well to our recollections of mum, and represented them in such a well phrased, balanced way, with more than a hint of humour too. I would also like to particularly thank you for the delivery of my daughter’s poem, which, to me, felt just right.”

Tina Harris-Ross


“Thank you so much for being the perfect celebrant. Your balance of gravitas, emotion and warmth was exactly what we needed, and we loved it.”

Marc, Matt and Vi Eldridge


“Your ceremony was quite lovely. Great choice of readings, and a perfect tone.”

Tim Corrie