My name is Anne-Marie, I am a professionally trained civil funeral celebrant. I can help you to create a truly personalised funeral ceremony.
I will meet you to discuss how you wish to recall the life that has been lived and how to say your final farewell with dignity and respect.
Whether you prefer a cremation or a burial, including a natural burial, I can help you to create the ceremony that’s right for you.
Everyone is unique and a funeral ceremony can reflect this. When we meet I will listen to what you have to say about the person who has died. We can talk about what you would like to include in the ceremony. For example:
- A tribute telling the story of the person’s life
- Memories of family and friends
- Poetry, music and readings (religious readings and hymns can be included)
I will then put together a very personalised ceremony for you, including a Tribute if you wish. I will lead the ceremony on the day.
You will be able to check the ceremony content in advance and I will send you a commemorative copy after the ceremony for you to keep.
Following our meeting I will be available by telephone and email if you wish to discuss the ceremony.
I will liaise with your funeral director and others involved in the arrangements to make sure that the ceremony is right for you.
You can speak to your funeral director and ask them to contact me or you can contact me yourself.
Organising Your Own funeral
If you would like to plan your own funeral I will help you to create your own personalised ceremony.
I will meet with you to discuss your wishes – music, readings, poetry, prayers, whatever you would like to include. We will talk about who you would like to be involved at the ceremony who will speak, read, sing or play a musical instrument.
I will produce the ceremony with you and then lead it when the time comes.
“Words alone cannot convey how very grateful we are for the beautiful service you created for my mum. You were so kind and thoughtful and receiving a copy of the service was very special. So many of our friends and family commented on how genuine and ‘real’ the service was – so a huge Thank-You from us all”
Lisa, Patrick, Alice, Thomas, Peter, Rachel and Lewis.
“Thank you for everything you have done, it means a lot to me and my family. Even down to taking the time to get to know us and understanding things about us. Your compassion is so appreciated at a time so scary and upsetting for me, made more bearable by such a lovely caring kind person. Words sometimes do not seem enough but thank you so much, a beautiful service for my Esi-Belle.”
Dionne and family.
Funerals, Memorials, Scattering of Ashes