Choose the Right Celebrant for You
You have every right to choose your own Celebrant and Service type. If you use a Funeral Director, just give them my details. Please ask the Funeral Director to check with me that I'm free BEFORE booking a service time, to ensure that I can work with you. The Funeral Director will deal with all the fees; you would not need to pay me directly.
I am not a Humanist Minister. As an Independent Celebrant, instead I offer Celebration of Life funeral services with religious or spiritual elements, or services with no such elements.
A Celebration of Life focusses on the life lived, people loved and achievements (whether large or small). I never expect family to write eulogies, but if a family member or friend wishes to read or write a eulogy or poem that is fine too!
In all cases, I work with tact and sensitivity.
Celebrations of Life can be magical, irrespective of budget, from the TRADITIONAL to the MORE UNUSUAL, including:
-symbolic ceremonies eg. metaphors such as train or tree of life
-stories/tributes out of the hat
-'life snapshots' from near and dear
-traditional details about life, love & achievements
-life told through readings and music.
Call or text me on 07722193703, or Drop Me a Line Below
Children's services - NO COST
Family meeting, my research, writing & delivery of service - £200
Initial general information on the funeral services available, outline costs etc - SMALL CHARITY DONATION
Support with finding the right service providers/ applying for Government grant etc...£12 per hour
WISHLIST provided for self completion - NO COST
Wishlist session - ask re. availability- SMALL CHARITY DONATION
Choose a Funeral Fitting Your Budget and Wishes
Every Celebration of Life Should be as UNIQUE as the Person Celebrated.
I have 26 years' experience of pastoral guidance and support as a teacher of teenagers and adults. As a Celebrant since 2016, I am happy to help you find the right providers to exactly meet your needs and budget. I will research for you so you don't commit yourself to something unsuitable.
If you wish to use a Funeral Director, I can accompany you on visits if this is helpful.
I provide a Funeral Wishlist for FREE for you complete and keep with important paperwork. I will happily help you to complete this form, for a small charity donation to Prospect Hospice, GWH's Brighter Futures, or Kidney UK.
'With her patient, diligent but sensitive gathering of information & her sympathetic approach to the whole process, Ana made a difficult time much easier than expected. The service went wonderfully, getting compliments from friends & family for weeks afterwards. Funerals are supposed to be a celebration of life & this one most certainly was. Thanks Ana.' Ian
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I LOVE helping people plan the less usual type of services to meet their budget and wishes - even if they choose a religious minister to conduct the service.
A natural burial - which can be gorgeous, is less time-restricted and sometimes cheaper than a cremation - with or without a Funeral Director.
A low cost direct cremation with just a couple of family members - perhaps with a lovely memorial with no time or contribution limits later in a venue that is more fitting to your loved one (such as a sports' club, pub or community centre).
A traditional cremation or burial under the guidance of a trusted Funeral Director. The cost of these can vary from one Funeral Director to another; I am happy to enquire on your behalf.