For those who have served their country...

For those who have served their country…

This piece of music is very popular at funerals of those who have been in the military and it’s one classical piece that I never tire of hearing. We played it today at the end of the service for a retired police officer, who had worked in some very demanding situations throughout his career. It Read More

An eccentric man who was so loved by all

Today we said farewell to a real family man and someone who was described to me as quite eccentric in his ways. After learning all about him, I did feel so glad that I was the person chosen to lead his funeral service. He was a really clever individual who could have used his quite Read More


Dan Harris died 18 months after he was first diagnosed with cancer; he was 30 years old, a law graduate, a guitarist and someone who was very socially aware, he was actually an amazing human being who was always an advocate for the vulnerable. Dan’s mum said to me that her son was ‘like a Read More

High Profile Funerals.

Today I spoke to a group of Celebrants at the Conference of the Institute of Civil Funerals. My remit was to talk about ‘High Profile Funerals’ and this is just the end of my speech; “Therefore every funeral we officiate at is ‘high profile’ in some way or another; and most importantly to the people Read More

I still learn something new every time…

I am very proud today to reach a personal target and receive this certificate from the Institute of Civil Funerals. With 500 funerals under my belt, I hope I can now refer to myself as an experienced Celebrant! However, numbers mean very little actually because each funeral is so different and with each one I Read More

Life does not cease to be funny…….

Today we said farewell to someone who ‘broke the mould’ as the saying goes. He was a man with a kind heart who absolutely loved to make others laugh and who never took his own adversity too seriously. He had a real struggle with his weight in later life, mostly because he liked to mix Read More

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