A funeral ceremony should be unique and completely personal for the one you knew and loved. There are no rules about how you do this, and we will work together to make this a truly wonderful occasion - a celebration of life.
I have a very inclusive and open approach to individual spirituality and will be led by you to create a ceremony which reflects the beliefs or philosophy of your loved one. You may wish to include a ritual or words which will make this ceremony deeply meaningful and memorable; together we can work out how this can be done.
I will meet you, at your home or venue of your choice, and we will talk about your loved one, your family and your lives together: the passions, idiosyncrasies, beliefs and what made them who they were. Putting together the framework of the ceremony, working through ideas with you and choosing music, readings and personal touches may take a couple of hours. I take that information away and use it to write the words for the ceremony. I will send the script to you for your approval and make any adjustments that you feel are necessary.
You can rest assured that however simple or lavish the ceremony, I will be there to help you every step of the way.
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.