When you lose someone you love, and you have to say goodbye for the very last time, you want that occasion to be as special and unique as they were. You want to picture them through the words that are spoken, feel them through the music that is played, and take comfort in the fact that your memories and feelings are being expressed in a true and meaningful way.
For some people, a fully religious funeral service conducted by a minister is not always appropriate. While a Humanist funeral can be equally unsuitable; if, for example, your loved-one had a favourite hymn or prayer. An independent funeral, however, looks beyond whether someone was religious or not, and focuses instead on the person they were and the life they lived. It provides a tailor-made ceremony that truly reflects the person who has died, whatever their age, circumstances, spiritual beliefs or background.
As an independent Funeral Celebrant, I can compose and conduct a meaningful ceremony that captures the essence of the person who has died, and reflects the feelings of those who loved and knew them best. By meeting you in the comfort of your own home, I can sensitively talk through your options and choices, creating with you a unique ceremony for a unique life.
In addition to funeral ceremonies I also do memorial services and interment or scattering of ashes. I can also help you to create your own funeral ceremony if you are facing the end of life, or simply wish to plan ahead. And on this site you will also find links to various forms of bereavement support if you’re struggling to come to terms with your loss.
Every life matters, every death matters… And it matters to me that you are able to say goodbye to someone you love in a way that is right for you, and that you are able to cope afterwards. I hope these pages are useful to you. Please do get in touch with me if I can help in any way…