Testimonials

Here is some of the feedback I have received. Thank you to everyone who has kindly commented.

Weddings

I want to say a big thank you for your help with the wedding.
It was great having you as part of our day and the Ceremony was perfect.

So many thanks, the day was very special and you were perfect!

We both really enjoyed the ceremony as did everyone else.

Thank you so much for conducting our wedding. You were a very calming presence and did a fantastic job we are both really pleased with how it all went.
We would happily recommend you and can’t thank you enough for all your help, support and care.

 

Namings

Simon was accommodating and helpful. We changed venue short notice due to weather. People who attended have approached us since to say they found it moving and that the celebrant seemed like a really nice man.

We were so lucky to have Simon with us that day, and his style and calm manner were certainly appreciated. He was fantastic to work with and we are very grateful. Our day was so very special, and Simon’s work was a big part of that.

Simon was a fantastic celebrant, who put together a wonderful script for my daughters naming day. G

We had the most amazing experience, Simon really listened to what it was we wanted. Then on the day it was so personal and relaxed. My partner and I could not have wished for a better ceremony to introduce our daughter to our family and friends. E

I would just like to say thank you very much, the service was brilliant everyone enjoyed it and commented on how great it was, it made the night very special. K

 

 

Funerals

Perfect. (Memorial)

 

Thank you Simon for a lovely ceremony, the day was perfect, exactly what we hoped. (Ash Interment)

 

Thank you for Dads service yesterday and for giving me the words in the pack afterwards. I will keep them safe and it’s lovely to have them and be able to look back through them quietly when I can take it in. People commented after on what a good service it was and that it was one of the happiest funerals they had been too. I think we captured Dad well which is great.

 

Simon provided an excellent ceremony. He completely grasped what we wanted. He was exceptional in all aspects.

 

Simon was compassionate and kind. He understood our feelings and did a superb job. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and everyone commented afterwards that it was a wonderful, personal tribute to my husband.

 

Simon was very caring and helped greatly at our sad time.

 

Simon provided the perfect balance between informality and the magnitude of the occasion. He was so calm I think we all garnered strength from him and were able to enjoy the service and say a final goodbye to my dad. I also very much appreciated the way Simon encouraged us to take part in the ceremony. He really did a great job.

 

I would just like to thank you very much on behalf of the family , for your sensitive direction of today’s service for our mother. I believe the service was just right in terms of the balance between celebration and mourning. Everyone I spoke to commented that the Service was both sensitive and enlightening.

I think our mother would have approved.

 

…and more to perfection. A consummate gentleman – Simon Bull – who made the ceremony everything I wanted it to be – and more. Everyone present expressed the same sentiment. It will be long remembered.

 

We found Simon when looking for a local humanist funeral celebrant. He came across as very thoughtful, sympathetic and accommodating to our wishes of scattering the ashes at sea, which was his first time. Simon fully involved us in the review of the text and any other additional readings/music. We would be very happy to recommend him to anyone looking to organise a non-religious funeral ceremony.

 

Simon was wonderful from the very start. He was so empathetic and caring throughout. He was so thoughtful, even sourcing a totally appropriate image for the order of ceremony. He led us through an emotional but at the same time uplifting ceremony which would have been, we are sure, pretty much what our dear friend G would have chosen for himself.

 

I just would like to say thank you for making the day exactly what we wanted. It was a celebration of B’s life shared by people who knew him at different periods of his life. At the wake friends and family felt they now know him a bit better. I dreaded that day, but although there were tears there was also humour and warmth and above all the ceremony has been for me a wonderfully healing experience.
Thank you again
A and family

 

…very pleased with the way things went…..happy that her departure was delivered so well.

 

Thank you very much for conducting B’s funeral last week. It was just how we wanted it – simple and dignified.

 

When my father passed away in October last year I knew there was only one person who I would ask to conduct his service; Simon Bull. A friend, of whom I also knew, was a Humanist Celebrant. Through knowing Simon, I was aware of his kind, caring nature and how he feels about respect for others and the earth we live on. I was very honoured when Simon agreed to be the celebrant for my father’s burial. He spent time with my mother, sister and I to talk over what my fathers and our wishes were for the day, putting together an order of service with great consideration of our requirements. When the day finally arrived to place my father back into the earth, my family felt completely held throughout the service. Simon displayed such great empathy, compassion and care for my father’s memory, and for us as a family, we will be eternally grateful. I would strongly recommend Simon to any of the people who I know. He helped us celebrate my father’s life in such a way, that to this day, I still feel at peace.