Funerals are not only sad times for those concerned but are also very personal times. They are a time to say goodbye to someone we have cared about, as well as an opportunity to celebrate their lives.

For this reason it is important that we conduct them in a way that feels right, for ourselves as well as a sign of respect or an expression of love for the person who has died.

I recognise the importance of this occasion, and will write a service that is formal in its idealism, whilst being sensitive, empathetic, respectful and compassionate, written not only to celebrate your loved one’s life, but how they lived it, who they were, and what they meant to you. I promise the utmost respect and dignity at all times, and to give comfort to those who are grieving.

There are many ways to make your ceremony special, or you may have your own ideas and need someone to help bring them to reality. You may wish the ceremony to be conducted at home or in a special place of your choosing. I will spend time with you, to write and deliver the ceremony, or support you to do so, and I will liaise with other professionals to ensure the ceremony runs smoothly.

I’ll meet with you so you can tell me about your loved one and we can explore what kind of ceremony you’d like to have. Every person is different, so every funeral is different and I will work with you to craft the kind of ceremony that is right for you and your family.