These are very difficult, unprecedented times but I promise that I am here for you. My heartfelt commitment to you is that I will work through this with you, in the most responsible and compassionate way I can.
I don’t have all the answers and the information I’m getting is constantly changing, but I am keeping up to date with the news and advice from the Association of Independent Celebrants, of which I am a member, other funeral advisory bodies and the local funeral directors, crematoria and burial grounds, so that I am able to help you with your enquiries and enable you to create a meaningful and proper farewell for your loved one in this challenging time.
Thank you for all your understanding, help and kindness in steering us through organising G's funeral to the point where we actually came to understand what we wanted. The outcome was a wonderful service that you conducted with such warmth and inclusiveness, that was a celebration of G's life. So many people commented on how impressive you were. We are now able to look back on the ceremony with happiness, through the sadness, which is an outcome we never thought possible. A.W.
Thank you very much, on behalf of the whole family, for the wonderfully serene way you conducted my father's funeral. Your calmness and dignity helped us through what was, for all of us a painful event. You read the eulogy so beautifully. N.J.
Thank you so much for the beautiful and sensitive delivery of S's service. We really appreciate your hard work, support and kindness. J.B.
Frances was our celebrant yesterday, she was magnificent! With an enormous amount of planning by her, for us, she organised us in our grief; with sensitivity and honesty, which culminated in a triumph of our day of celebration. She set the perfect tone, a balance of respect for my wife with the grace, humour and dignity required when addressing over 60 people. A truly amazing day, I can't recommend Frances highly enough. D.H.