Funerals

As an Independent Funeral Celebrant, I am able to provide a beautiful alternative to traditional funeral ceremonies, and together we will create something that is truly memorable and comforting on this most important of days.  I work closely with local Funeral Directors to ensure a seamless service is provided to you, updating them in relation to the ceremony and your wishes.

Each ceremony I conduct is individually written from start to finish, honouring the person who has died, in a dignified and fitting tribute, focusing on everything that made them special and unique. The Ceremonies I create are positive and uplifting, because they focus on life and not on death. You will find great comfort in providing a ceremony, as the person who has died would have wanted.

You may want family and close friends to participate in the service, by means of readings, poems, music, or personal tributes. There are no set rules to this. I welcome and encourage those who wish to take part, to express their own sentiments and say goodbye in ways that have significance for themselves and all those present.

I have on occasions been told that the person who died was not religious and did not go to church, and yet many still want an element of spirituality without the restraints of a traditional religious ceremonies. I can of course offer a funeral where by religion is not referred to at all, but on other occasions it may be appropriate to include some religious or spiritual elements such as hymns, blessings or readings.

Independent Funeral Celebrant in Carlisle, Cumbria

I will endeavour to meet with the family to discuss and create the most appropriate kind of funeral ceremony (although if the next of kin live a long distance away, this can also be done via telephone, email or facetime or  skype). I will discuss your wishes and ideas with you, and together we will create a service that is truly memorable.

It would be an honour and a privilege to support you.

Other Services provided

Eulogy writing

I will help you write and present an appropriate heartfelt eulogy , that will capture the deceased's nature and character, highlighting both their achievements and your memories of them. I will meet you in person whenever this is possible, or use other communication means to contact and assist you.

Memorial Services

Take time to say goodbye or to remember a loved one in a less formal way in, at the venue of your choice with family and friends. The memorial ceremony will be beautifully crafted, and delivered to create a special lasting memory.

Scattering of Ashes

Your celebration, your ceremony, it is entirely up to you where and when you would like to have this ceremony. It’s a special occasion, designed to commemorate the life of a loved one, together we can create a ceremony to scatter their ashes, it will be meaningful, memorable, heartfelt and dignified.