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A funeral is a time for friends, family and often the wider community to support each other in grief. It’s a time to share smiles and laughter at memories of the person you love.  It is a time to begin healing and allow the continued process of grieving, a time for loved ones to begin to let go. 

My duty as your celebrant is to listen. I will encourage you to tell your story and share in the memories of your loved one, giving an insight into the deceased and their life. I will seek out the qualities, quirks and traits that made your loved one special. I will ask the right questions, recording them with integrity, so I am able to gather correct and meaningful information, enabling me to creatively write a unique, personal, sensitive and loving service and eulogy that puts all present at ease.  

Ceremonies available include cremation, traditional and natural and woodland burials, internment of ashes, memorials and commemoration services. Whether you would prefer a traditional or less traditional funeral service, with some or no religious reference or any other cultural traditions included, I will tailor a bespoke service for your needs and wishes.  

 If you would like to have an obligation free initial chat, including discussing any potential fees, please contact me using the link below.

Death is nothing at all. It does not count.

I have only slipped away into the next room.

Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was.

I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.

Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.

Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was.

There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner.

All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.

One brief moment and all will be as it was before.

How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Henry Scott Holland
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