A funeral should provide a safe place for family and friends of the deceased to gather to share their grief and sense of loss. A place where they can cry or smile as they share memories and celebrate a life.
I am member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants which, in turn, is an associate member of SAIF (The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors) and NAFD (National Association of Funeral Directors). You may well have been directed to this website by your Funeral Director.
As your celebrant I will help you to create a ceremony that truly reflects your
wishes and celebrates the life of the person who has departed. I will respectfully listen to you and create a ceremony that could incorporate faith or non religious readings and music. A ceremony that is true to your loved one’s culture and heritage.
Often people coping with bereavement believe that the service has to be conducted by a Member of the Clergy or a Humanist officiant. But many of us don’t fit entirely into either of those belief systems. Many may have attended church growing up and may still want an element of spirituality. Many may not be comfortable with either religious or more atheist dogma. As your celebrant, I will help you to create a ceremony that captures the essence of the person who has passed away, that celebrates all aspects of the life lived and tries to help in the healing process of those who are left behind.