The Government’s guidance on social distancing, self-isolation and shielding is continuing to have a major impact on our lives, including the way funerals are conducted.
When I call you to discuss where we meet to plan the service, we will decide together what is the most convenient and safest way of doing this, whether it be face-to-face somewhere mutually convenient, on Zoom, WhatsApp video, or by phone.
I will do the best I possibly can to support you through this time. We have learnt that we have to be flexible in our approach, and as the situation is constantly changing there are no guarantees from one week to the next. If there comes a time when I am unable to work through self-isolation or illness, you will be informed straight away and an alternative celebrant will be offered to deliver the service.
I wish you well and hope you have found some answers to your questions here. Please call me if you wish to discuss how to honour your loved one in a proper and meaningful way in this time of change.
On behalf of us all I would like to sincerely thank you for leading our goodbye to Mum at Clayton Wood last Tuesday. It was a beautiful service - moving, whilst calm and peaceful, and we very much appreciated your sensitivity and thoughtfulness. From our first communication, you put us at ease, showing interest in each of us individually, and encouraging and guiding us through our preparation for last Tuesday and the service itself. Your friendly, gentle and caring approach has helped us greatly at this time. F.B.
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.