I’ve worked as a Funeral/Memorial Celebrant for twelve years, offering funeral, memorials and ashes scattering ceremonies. I also support those who’d like to get their own funeral plans in place.
“A number of [name’s] friends were stunned to find out you had never met him – you have an incredible ability in creating the colour and texture behind the person. It’s a rare skill.”
I live in the Woodford Valley (between Salisbury and Amesbury) and regularly work across Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Dorset and East Somerset. I’m happy to travel further.
I trained as a Celebrant because I was inspired by the personal touch so evident in humanist funerals and memorials. Together we’ll create something truly memorable.
“I was, for all the wrong and sad reasons, recently at a funeral for [family name] and witnessed you in ‘action’. I did not have the opportunity to congratulate you on the way you handled the service and I wanted to take the trouble to track you down to say I thought you were excellent and faultless in every aspect. On such a sad day, can I say you made it so very special, your delivery and touches not lost on us the audience. Real pleasure to witness a master at your craft. Long may you carry on making a very difficult event so much better.” (Email 2019)
The personal touch is precious. We’re all individuals and our funeral/memorial ceremony should be likewise, reflecting us in every moment. No templates, no pre-written text just the skills of an experienced Celebrant to create a truly personal ceremony every time.
“It went so well today. A day I had been dreading for years was actually just so beautiful. I cannot thank you enough.” (Email 2022)
“Without exception, every single person who mentioned it to me said it was the best service of its kind they had ever attended. The format was perfect and for what was to be a very sad time, ideally presented. The whole ceremony flowed through smoothly and informatively and it felt very personal too. You are a credit to your profession and a lovely person. We all wish you continued happiness and success in the years to come.” (Email 2023)
“I would also like to thank you for putting together such a wonderful ceremony. I know my mum would have been beyond happy with it. A few of her friends asked me if you were a friend of mum’s, as you seemed to know her so well! This is exactly what we wanted and why we chose you, to make it as personal as possible – and you certainly succeeded! You helped to make the day so special for us, we’re very grateful for all of your hard work.” (Email 2023)
I originally worked as a Nurse in the NHS before making the move to the Voluntary Sector, where I held a senior development role with a large medical charity.
In 2010 I trained with the Humanist Society Scotland, before relocating to Wiltshire in 2013 and joining Humanists UK Celebrant Network. I’m also a member of Wessex Celebrants, supporting each other to provide a reliable and professional service.