My name is Nigel Braun, I am an Independent Funeral Celebrant who is able to conduct meaningful Funeral Ceremonies, tenderly treasuring the past.
With a move away from religion by many in society, the service of a Celebrant is proving more and more popular, offering families more choice in the style of service they would like for a relative or friend.
I perform ceremonies in Cumbria and the Scottish Borders and feel very lucky to live and work in this beautiful part of the Country. I can and do perform ceremonies in other locations by negotiation.
I have many passions in life, including keeping fit, listening to music from all genres, and enjoying the great outdoors, that we have right on our doorstep.
My biggest passion in life are people. We are all unique and we all have a story to tell, and I see it as an honour and privilege to help tell these stories and to give them a voice by creating meaningful and beautiful ceremonies. I combine my love of getting to know people and bringing them together, and with my creative writing and speaking skills, we can create truly meaningful and heart-felt ceremonies for all of life’s seasons, celebrating love and lives.
I was inspired to become a Funeral Celebrant by my mother who wanted me to plan her funeral with her whilst she was terminally ill, to ensure she had a ceremony that really celebrated her life. It was after this ceremony that I was approached by other families to write their Eulogies and perform their loved one’s ceremonies.
It is important that you are comfortable with the personality and style of your celebrant. I have been told that I offer a particular warmth that creates a feeling of calm, I possess a sincere and compassionate nature which is essential on these saddest of occasions, having experienced loss myself.
I also worked in the Public Sector for over 30 years, dealing with individuals who were both in crisis and vulnerable, through no fault of their own on a daily basis.
I am an independent celebrant, trained and registered with the internationally recognised Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.