My background

I am a Humanist Celebrant, trained and accredited by Humanists UK to conduct funerals and naming ceremonies.
I’ve been a humanist since my early teens, and a card-carrying member for the last thirteen years or so. I now train and mentor new Humanist celebrants on our training courses for funerals.

Humanism is a non-religious philosophy that celebrates the one life we have now. We believe that you don’t need an organised religion to do right by your fellow man or woman. We’re not against religion; we just don’t believe in any gods.

Before becoming a Humanist Celebrant, I worked in the IT industry for over 30 years. I asked clients questions, listened to their responses, wrote them up and delivered a proposal and often a public presentation… Not so very different to the work of a funeral celebrant.

For several years I also worked part-time as a voluntary bereavement counsellor for a local hospice. I’ve also qualified and worked as a Humanist pastoral carer, supporting people nearing the end of their lives. So I’m very familiar with working with people at a difficult stage of their life.

It’s a sad time, but together we can ensure that the funeral is a true and fitting celebration of the person’s life.

–“Simon, it was perfect, we really got my brother to a T between us. Thank you so very much.”