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 an independent 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 understand how important it is for some people to be able to speak during the service, but that it's not the easiest thing to do. I will support you, or anyone else who wishes to speak on the day. Alternatively, if you'd like me to write and deliver all of the ceremony, 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 am happy to conduct services for cremations or burials in Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Buckinghamshire. There are some wonderful natural burial sites in this area, including the beautiful surroundings of Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground. There is also the Mid-England Barrow, which is a breathtaking place to hold a funeral, memorial or to keep your loved one's ashes safe. I am also happy to provide memorial ceremonies, scattering or interment of ashes ceremonies and a eulogy writing service.

These days, more people are thinking about their own funeral during their lifetime. They might have very clear ideas about what they do or don't want to happen. They also want to ensure their loved ones are spared having to make difficult choices if they don't know what that person would have wanted. If you’d like to talk to me about plans for your own funeral, please do get in touch.