I have worked as a Funeral Celebrant for eight years.
I live in the Woodford Valley (between Salisbury and Amesbury) in Wiltshire and regularly work across Wiltshire, Berkshire, Dorset and Hampshire. Together we will create a unique and personal ceremony.
“Who’d have thought when I saw your name on the internet that you were the one that made such a difference to so many people today.” [Card – 2018]
I originally worked as a registered nurse before making the move to the voluntary sector and held a senior role with a medical charity. My role with the charity was diverse. What I loved most were the opportunities to listen to people’s stories and be in a position to support many ordinary, yet inspirational people to make a difference. I still work part-time in the voluntary sector.
“You have a very special gift and you have touched so many lives. You make sure that every life matters no matter how large or small the achievements of that particular individual. For that, I can’t thank you enough.” [Email – 2016]
I trained as a celebrant because I was inspired by the personal touch so evident in humanist funerals. I wished to ensure that all families had the opportunity to remember their loved ones in such a meaningful way.
“I have always thought that I would choose a humanist ceremony just thinking that it would be non-religious but I now know that it is so much more. You ‘humanised’ an uneventful life and made him live again for all of us and for that we will always be grateful.” [Email – 2018]
I initially trained with the Humanist Society Scotland in 2010, before relocating to Wiltshire in 2013. I am part of a local group (Wessex Celebrants), who support each other and provide a reliable and professional service. Between us we can ensure that there is always a humanist celebrant available to support you.
“Dear Louise, I just wanted to write and thank you for doing such a wonderful job at Dad’s funeral on Wednesday. Along with everyone else I spoke to it felt like you had really taken the time to get to know about Dad, his character, what he loved. You had such a calm and graceful air too – I am sure if you had met Dad, he would have thought you were great too! It takes real skill to do what you did on Wednesday – you are clearly wonderful at your job.” [Email – 2018]