Like everyone, I have lost family and friends over the years and I know the importance of a meaningful funeral ceremony – both for the person who has died and for those left behind. A former journalist and broadcaster, I trained to become a Civil Funeral Celebrant with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants in 2015 – and it is now the only work I do.
It is a genuine privilege to be able to help families plan a funeral service – it is the last thing any of us can ever do for a loved one. Everybody has different needs and expectations, and, as an experienced celebrant, I will work closely with you to make sure every detail is right, and, if you need them, I have resources that will help you choose suitable poetry, readings, music, prayers and hymns.
Once we have determined a running order, I will create a ceremony that will reflect and honour the life of the deceased person and will include your memories of, and tributes to, them. On the day, you can participate in the service - or not, depending on what feels right. Whatever your situation, you can rest assured of my full support and care.