Marie Pembridge – Independent Funeral Celebrant
To find out more about how I might be able to help you, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07814 801942. You can also find my business page on Facebook, where I post regular updates. I have an Instagram and Twitter feed, for those who prefer those platforms.
I am based in Churchdown, close to Cheltenham and Gloucester, and I work throughout Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties.
Funerals, farewells and celebrations of life
My fees are from £230 for a full ceremony, which includes everything we need to do to get the service right: an initial meeting with you, emails, phone calls, drafts and revisions, helping you source music, poetry and readings, creating a eulogy (if required), supporting anyone who will be speaking, maintaining good contact with the Funeral Director and venue for the ceremony, holding the service for you on the day, and providing a presentation copy of the service.
Different fees may apply for more complex arrangements, such as services held across separate days or venues, or at a distance, or for longer gatherings – but please do contact me so we can discuss your individual requirements.
Virtual funeral and memorial services
I can host and lead a ‘virtual’ funeral, where people gather remotely, via an online interface (or by phone) using a platform such as Zoom. We can share memories, poetry, music and images, moments of ritual, all coming together at the same time to remember and honour the person who has died.
Memorial services & Celebrations of Life
If you have decided to have a direct cremation, but would like to hold a separate memorial or celebration of life service (either before or afterwards), I can help you with this. This gives you more freedom in choosing a venue that feels right, without the time restrictions which apply in crematoria. My fees start at £250, and will vary depending on how long you would like me to be with you at the venue, how far away it is, and for the provision of any items we agree I will bring (for example, music, drapes, memory tree, labels, pens, candles etc).
Scattering or burial of ashes
You may like to have some help with a beautiful ceremony when it comes to the time for the burial or scattering of ashes. Do contact me so we can talk about your requirements. My fee for a simple scattering of ashes ceremony is £50.
If you’d like to chat through wishes for a funeral ahead of time – even many years ahead! – then I can meet with you, help you explore what feels right for you, and record a copy of what is decided. This can prove helpful later on when the time comes for the funeral. For such meetings, my hourly fee is £40.
Your life story
If you’d like to create a record of your life, I can meet with you and – through a structured interview – record your key memories and stories. I will then write it up and provide you with a wonderful legacy of memories to keep and pass on. I charge an hourly fee of £40.
Workshops and talks
I am also able to provide talks, discussions and workshops for interested groups.
Do get in touch so we can discuss how I may be able to help you. Call 07814 801942 or email email@example.com. I would love talk, and see how I might be able to help you!