In common with many people I have experienced unsatisfactory funerals, and been saddened by impersonal and rushed events which did not truly acknowledge the life, impact and individuality of the person who had died.
I have over 20 years’ experience of creating and facilitating rites of passage, and leading ceremonies from the heart. My impetus for moving into funeral celebrancy was being asked by a terminally ill friend to lead her funeral service when the time came. I was honoured to work with her on this, and when the time came to take her service, I truly realised the importance of a good farewell gathering, and that I had found my calling.
After much research, I chose to train as an independent funeral celebrant with Green Fuse – I valued their very personal and creative approach, and the demanding thoroughness of their externally accredited Diploma.
I care deeply about helping people to create heartfelt and unique farewells. Many people are not aware of how much choice and freedom they have in creating a fitting funeral service – I can help you explore what aspects are important to you, and to create a flow to the service so that everything that needs to be said and done is accomplished.
Aside from this calling, I am a mum to two teenagers, my husband is a carpenter and builder, and as a family we enjoy taking part in medieval living history in Britain and Europe. I also enjoy long walks with our scruffy dog!
- Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy.
- I am a member of the Green Fuse Guild of Funeral Celebrants and abide by their Code of Practice.
- I am also part of the Dying Matters coalition, a member of the Good Funeral Guild, and the Natural Death Centre.