End of Life

End of life ceremonies

When someone dies, you might feel the last thing you want or feel able to do is organise a ceremony to say goodbye to them. But being able to provide a fitting tribute to your loved one is often seen as an important part of the grieving process.

As a civil funeral celebrant, I am there to help you create a ceremony that reflects and celebrates the life of the person who has died. I will talk to you to find out more about the person, what made them special, how they lived their life. I will use your memories to create a eulogy, or a tribute to the person. I can help you to decide whether you want readings, music or any prayers or spiritual content. I will work with your funeral director, if you are using one, to ensure the service goes smoothly.

I offer services for cremation or burial, and am pleased to be able to offer services in the beautiful surroundings of Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground.

I also provide memorial ceremonies, scattering or interment of ashes ceremonies and a eulogy writing service. If you’d like to talk to me about plans for your own funeral, please do get in touch.

The outbreak of the COVID 19 virus has imposed changes to the way funerals are held. This means that families are having to make very difficult decisions. I will of course support you at this time. I will follow latest guidance to protect the health and well being of families, funeral industry colleagues and myself, while still aiming to provide with a personal, heartfelt service. I will protect you by holding meetings by phone or online, rather than face to face. Options to webcast funerals are being used more, and the feedback I have received from families is that this is a good way to enable more people to be present, and the intimate services they relay are still very personal and dignified.

If you would like a memorial service, or a celebration of life service, once we are able to gather in larger numbers, I will be happy to support you with that.