We wanted Frances to be the celebrant at our beautiful mum's funeral, it was a shocking and extremely challenging time for us. She listened and guided us through the process with compassion, kindness, empathy and love. She was always on hand when we had questions and was wonderfully directive, which was incredibly helpful when our heads were all over the place. She organised and guided us through the service process, sorting times out to suit us, which was tricky as one of us is living in New Zealand. I would have no hesitation in recommending Frances as a celebrant for any occasion.∼ N.T.
Frances helped my brother and I prepare for our father’s funeral. We were in different places so met by Zoom which was great, and immediately felt at ease with Frances who laid out the whole process easily in a way that we could understand. She was friendly and empathetic and helped us put the service together and make suggestions. The service she worked with us to deliver was everything we had hoped for and we couldn’t have done it without her. She played an essential role both in the lead-up, and on the day of the service. Thank you Frances, for all your help.∼ R.K
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.
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.
I could not have said goodbye to my husband without your help. You were there for me every step of the way and I can't thank you enough. The service was a beautiful celebration of his life and just how I wanted it to be. Your care and compassion gave me strength at such a sad time.∼ H.S.
I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of myself, S and J and our families for the way you conducted the funeral service for our mother yesterday. We all felt it was a great send off for Mum and one which would have made her very happy, and that was in no small way down to your professionalism, sensitivity and understanding. Many thanks again from all of us.∼ T.O
Please accept our heartfelt thanks for contributing to making Dad's funeral such a dignified and meaningful ceremony. We felt throughout that we were in experienced, professional and compassionate hands, with just the right balance of measured sensitivity on your part. I think Dad would have been very happy with the send-off he was given.∼ N.M.
Thank you so much for guiding us through this difficult time and for arranging such a fitting service and funeral for T. The way you were able to understand the essence of T and to help us arrange a suitable structure for the service was so much appreciated - it wasn't easy to arrange all of this via a 3-way video call, but you took the time and effort to do this and were able to extract what we wanted as a celebration of T's life - a life well-lived! One of his friends remarked that it was the best funeral that he had been to - a celebration of a man much loved and admired.∼ T.P.