Each human life like every great journey contains times of transition, periods of passing through, of entering into the unknown. The death of a loved one is such a time and it can be extremely comforting to have someone alongside you and your family, helping you through and encouraging you to emerge empowered by the experience of an authentic and beautiful funeral ceremony. Together we create such a ceremony, one which is both moving and meaningful and which eloquently expresses and celebrates the unique life and beliefs of the person who has died; a ceremony which resounds in the hearts and minds of those left behind, like a note of beautiful music.
I am an independent funeral celebrant trained by green fuse. I will meet with you in the comfort of your home. I will take time to listen carefully to you and your family until I get a real sense of the person you have lost. In this way I can ensure that your loved one takes centre stage for the last time in a way that feels true for you, in a way that everyone can recognise. I can help you to find readings, music and other personal touches to make the ceremony totally unique, as a celebration and a tender mourning of a loss.
Most people now are not affiliated to a particular religion, yet many have their own beliefs. I respect and honour individual views and beliefs and work to weave these into the fabric of a well structured ceremony that comes from the heart. You, the family and friends, are invited to participate in both the preparation and the holding of the ceremony, as fully as you wish.
“I just wanted to write and thank you for the beautiful service you gave at my father’s funeral. You really captured his spirit and attended to our needs so sensitively too. It is important to now have that memory. Although the last couple of months have been dark, some light is beginning to come through. Thank you for helping us on that journey.” April Gallwey
Living Will: An increasing number of people are preparing their funeral ceremonies in advance. This allows them to have a very personal in-put as well as saving their families the stress and indecision that comes from not knowing what their loved one wanted. I offer a consultation service that will allow you and your family to be prepared, with a pre-written ceremony that is both authentic and beautiful.