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 in 2014 by a terminally ill friend to lead her funeral service. I was honoured to work with her on this, and when the time came to take her service, I truly realised the value and importance of a good farewell gathering, and knew 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 really care 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 take part in medieval living history events in Britain and Europe. I also enjoy walking up Chosen Hill with our scruffy hound!
QUALIFICATIONS IN CELEBRANCY
- Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy (Ascentis awarding body)
- 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.