As a Green Fuse trained Celebrant, I am committed to providing you with a unique, beautifully worded and personalised funeral ceremony. Your wishes along with those of your loved one are so important in making the final event in a person’s existence a special occasion.
I believe that life is a precious gift which we all live in our own unique way and when the end comes we should mark it by acknowledging our loss and the pain it brings but also by celebrating the person’s life.
I will spend time with you to find out about the person’s life, beliefs, cultural background and character, and will, if you wish, talk to others who knew your loved one well.
You will be given a copy of the script to add, alter or amend as you wish so that the ceremony is truly yours. I will help you to choose the words poems, music and readings which reflect the person and the life they lived.
I will also provide you with a professionally produced bound copy of the service for you to keep and treasure.
As a professional I will work hard to ensure that all goes well on the day by working closely with the other professionals involved.
Whether your family is secular, religious, spiritual or interfaith, or if you simply wish to express yourself in a manner of your own choosing, I can help to create a meaningful, memorable, fitting end of life tribute. You have complete choice of and final approval over the ceremony. Nothing is imposed on you.
Above all the funeral will reflect the wishes of the family and the deceased. As a Celebrant my funerals honour death and celebrate life. The funeral I write for you will ensure this final act of love focusses entirely on your loved one. The style and tone will be specific to them whilst being sensitive to the circumstances of their death.
I will write the service whether it is for a cremation or burial and although these are often held in a crematorium or chapels, they can be held at a variety of locations to ensure the setting itself is as personal as the ceremony. I will ensure that whatever the location the ceremony will be written to reflect the surroundings.
The ceremony itself may include music, readings, poetry and rituals such as candles and photographs. Religious or spiritual elements such as prayers and hymns can be included, or the ceremony can be entirely non-religious.
Everything is put together to create a ceremony that is respectful, personal and memorable.