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MY VISION

A funeral is a time to say goodbye, and a time to honour a unique life. I believe that all families should be able to do this in the way they want. Cremation or burial, I deliver person focussed, non religious, semi religious or spiritual ceremonies.

MY VISION

A funeral is a time to say goodbye, and a time to honour a unique life. I believe that all families should be able to do this in the way they want. Cremation or burial, I deliver person focussed, non religious, semi religious or spiritual ceremonies.

WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT FUNERAL CELEBRANT?

Traditionally, the role of leading a funeral ceremony has fallen to a member of the clergy.

For those with religious beliefs, this may remain the right option for them. However, in these changing times, many people are in search of an alternative.

An independent funeral celebrant will create and lead a ceremony which celebrates the unique life, values and beliefs of the person who has died, whilst allowing their loved ones to say goodbye in a way that works for them. This may be a non religious service, or one which includes religious or spiritual aspects.

WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT FUNERAL CELEBRANT?

Traditionally, the role of leading a funeral ceremony has fallen to a member of the clergy.

For those with religious beliefs, this may remain the right option for them. However, in these changing times, many people are in search of an alternative.

An independent funeral celebrant will create and lead a ceremony which celebrates the unique life, values and beliefs of the person who has died, whilst allowing their loved ones to say goodbye in a way that works for them. This may be a non religious service, or one which includes religious or spiritual aspects.

about me

When my wonderful Mum died after a long illness, a good friend of mine offered her services as a celebrant. At the time, I had no real idea what that entailed.

She worked alongside our family, to understand our needs and create the ceremony. We chose the music, hymns and poems, to reflect Mum perfectly.

She gently supported us in the days leading up to the funeral, speaking to the funeral director and crematorium, to make sure everything went smoothly on the day. Afterwards, I remember so many people telling me how personal and uplifting they found the ceremony, and that they would want something similar for themselves and their loved ones.

Through this experience, I discovered a genuine desire to help others in the same way, by offering a service that helped my family so much, at a time when we needed it most.

With a 20 year professional career in financial services, I am accustomed to working alongside a wide range of people. I am comfortable engaging small or large audiences, and remain calm under pressure.

In my personal life, my partner and I are the devoted mummy and daddy to our amazing 2 year old little boy. As a family we enjoy music festivals, love the outdoors, and are avid supporters of our local football team. I am also an occasional triathlete.

about me

When my wonderful mum died after a long illness, a good friend of mine offered her services as a celebrant. At the time, I had no real idea what that entailed.

She worked alongside our family, to understand our needs and create the ceremony. We chose the music, hymns and poems, to reflect Mum perfectly.

She gently supported us in the days leading up to the funeral, speaking to the funeral director and crematorium, to make sure everything went smoothly on the day.

Afterwards, I remember so many people telling me how personal and uplifting they found the ceremony, and that they would want something similar for themselves and their loved ones.

Through this experience, I discovered a genuine desire to help others in the same way, by offering a service that helped my family so much, at a time when we needed it most.

With a 20 year professional career in financial services, I am accustomed to working alongside a wide range of people. I am comfortable engaging small or large audiences, and remain calm under pressure.

In my personal life, my partner and I are the devoted mummy and daddy to our amazing 2 year old little boy.

As a family we enjoy music festivals, love the outdoors, and are avid supporters of our local football team. I am also an occasional triathlete.

MY SERVICE

My inclusive fee is £160, which includes ceremonies within a 25 mile radius of my home in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. I am able to travel further by arrangement. Please contact me for details.

MY SERVICE

My inclusive fee is £150, for ceremonies within a 25 mile radius of my home in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. I am able to travel further by arrangement. Please contact me for details.

CONTACT

Whether introduced by your funeral director, or whether you contact me directly, I will come and see you, usually in your home, as soon as possible

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CONFIRMATION

You will see all of the wording of the ceremony in advance of the funeral, so that you can be sure it is exactly what you want.

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PREPARATION

I will work with you and anyone else who will contribute to the service, to prepare a ceremony that accurately reflects the person who has died.

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LIAISON

I will be in constant touch with your funeral director, the crematorium or cemetery, and anyone else involved, to ensure the ceremony goes smoothly.

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OPTIONS

Music, poems, readings, stories from family members or friends. You can include anything you like in the service and I can help you decide.

THE CEREMONY

On the day I will be there to meet you as you arrive, and to conduct the ceremony. Afterwards, you will receive a presentation copy of the script I use.

CONTACT

Whether introduced by your funeral director, or whether you contact me directly, I will come and see you, usually in your home, as soon as possible

l

PREPARATION

I will work with you and anyone else who will contribute to the service, to prepare a ceremony that accurately reflects the person who has died.

t

OPTIONS

Music, poems, readings, stories from family members or friends. You can include anything you like in the service and I can help you decide.

R

CONFIRMATION

You will see all of the wording of the ceremony in advance of the funeral, so that you can be sure it is exactly what you want.

w

LIAISON

I will be in constant touch with your funeral director, the crematorium or cemetery, and anyone else involved, to ensure the ceremony goes smoothly.

THE CEREMONY

On the day I will be there to meet you as you arrive, and to conduct the ceremony. Afterwards, you will receive a presentation copy of the script I use.

MY CALENDAR

Please note, the timings show are for appointments only, and do not include travel time.

CONTACT ME

For a friendly and supportive chat about your requirements, please contact me on 07793 891054.

Alternatively, please use the contact form. I also have a Facebook page, which you can reach by clicking the link below.

CONTACT ME

For a friendly and supportive chat about your requirements, please contact me on 07793 891054.

Alternatively, please use the contact form. I also have a Facebook page, which you can reach by clicking the link below.