“The tribute did her proud… you really went above and beyond”

“You captured my mum completely”

“Your ceremony fitted the man to a T”

“People commented on how you held the ceremony so nicely, nice pace giving everything its time”

“Simon provided a thoughtful, moving tribute for the funeral of my mother.  Family members all agreed that with Simon the proceedings had both solemnity and those light touches that conjure a person vividly.  I am especially grateful for the extra research Simon put in that added to the quotes he used, let alone locating evidence of Mum’s professional life. Simon gave my Mum a good send off.  She would have been pleased.”

“It was a lovely tribute you paid to dad, it was as if you knew him. The whole ceremony was all we could have wished for, full of so much joy, humour and of course sadness. Everyone commented on what a special day it was, such a special place Sheepdrove is and how great you were.”

“Simon gave us so much time to listen to us and plan the ceremony. He included so many details of A’s life together so that it was a real celebration of his life. That helped the family in our sadness.”

“You were able to bring the right level of gravitas and humour to the ceremony which put us and all our friends and relatives at ease.”

“Simon is a true professional. He spent a great deal of time meeting with us to get as much information as he could as possible. He then always kept us informed of progress letting us see his drafts in case we needed to change anything. He conducted the service with sincerity and a touch of humour which dad would have respected. Our family and guests all said how much, in the circumstances, they enjoyed the service and Simon’s delivery of it. We are so pleased to have found Simon.”

“Just wanted to say that we were all really pleased with how yesterday went. You really managed to capture the essence of Mum and we know it would have been a service that she would have loved. Thank you so much.”

“Having you as M’s funeral celebrant helped ensure that the ceremony was organised, dignified and personal – exactly what she would have wanted…. The way you helped create a verbal portrait of her was outstanding, and your sensitivity and humour at a difficult time was so appreciated.”

“Simon captured my mother completely. We as a family were very impressed by his choice of words. He was respectful of our feelings, he empathised with us and managed to capture our Mum’s personality and life very well.”

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

“We are so pleased that we chose Simon to lead Dad’s funeral; he delivered an excellent and fitting tribute – we couldn’t have wished for better. Simon worked very hard to get to ‘know’ Dad, and it felt as though he really understood Dad’s passions and outlook on life. Simon was approachable, sensitive and respectful – he made what was a very difficult time much easier. Dad would definitely have approved!”

“Highly professional and kind soul, who really captured my late wife’s essence. I would highly recommend using his services.
I thought that the service was beautiful and I am grateful for your time and speed that you produced the speech.
Everyone that attended said how lovely the day was and what a beautiful send off that we gave [her].”

“…you were just brilliant and put us at ease on such a sad day”

“Funerals are never nice but Simon made this funeral exactly how my grandad wanted it and it was the best send off for him! Everyone commented on how good it was!”

“Thank you so much for a lovely service, you did it just right. I have just received the papers [ceremony script] you sent, awesome. Thank you once again for making a hard day easier.”

“His communication was great throughout the whole planning stages, making sure we were happy with everything and his attention to detail was second to none. Many people after said they were so moved by how personal the service was that they too will be insisting on a humanist service when their time comes.”

I just wanted to say thank you once again for everything you have done to make [his] funeral ceremony such a memorable one. You really went above and beyond.
I had a couple of people remark that it was the best funeral they had ever attended. One friend of mine said it was a real eye opener that a secular service could be so warm and meaningful and was making her rethink what sort of service she would like to have when her time came.
I really appreciate the lengths you went to to extract the essence of [him] both from your meetings with him and from all the stories and anecdotes various people gave you. It was all put together so sensitively, and you led the ceremony so well.”

“How do we plan a service for our Dad? A very difficult question at a very difficult time.
After speaking to Simon, and telling him all about Dad, he came up with such a fitting tribute.  Simon seemed to just understand what a man our Dad was. How serious about his profession, how kind he could be and what a fun Grandpa he was.  Simon pulled all our tales together and the result was a total celebration of Dad’s life.
Unfortunately a few months later we had the same question for our Mum.  Not a difficult decision “call Simon“.  We told him our stories of Mum this time and voila, the ceremony was just as lovely.  He did an amazing job of understanding her personality, very sensitively capturing her completely, including her humorous ways.  
He led both our parents’ services with such care and attention to detail.  Our parents both had beautiful send-offs, thanks to Simon.”

“Simon acted as celebrant for our father’s funeral at Acorn Ridge Natural Burial Ground in November 2022. Simon was professional, warm, open to any suggestions, and a pleasure to work with to develop the tribute to Dad. On the day itself he was so warm and welcoming to all who attended the service, and delivered the tribute with humour and compassion. Many attendees came up to us afterwards to say that they hadn’t known what to expect, but that the service was ‘perfect’ and ‘very appropriate for your Dad’, and that they had found the tribute so well-balanced and well delivered. As Dad was Welsh, it also helped enormously that Simon is half-Welsh and was therefore able to pronounce all of the Welsh names correctly!”

All quotes used with permission – thank you. See also my Google Reviews.