Award winning civil celebrancy

Award winning civil celebrancy

Time to welcome our noble Hector to the fold!

Posted: March 11th 2019

Many of you will remember how Keith and I had lost Dibley and Mischa, our adorable Newfoundland dogs over the last 18 months. We’ve thought long and hard about bringing a new addition into our home because their loss just left us so raw. But we took the plunge and decided to bring a new
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Chuffed to be the only Celebrant to have ever won this award!

Posted: February 15th 2019

This week saw me skip off to Birmingham to the annual gathering of the ‘Small Business Sunday’ winners. You might remember that back in 2013, Theo Paphitis the former Dragon’s Den entrepreneur chose Sincere Moments as one of his top 6 favourite businesses on twitter.  It’s something he does every week and the national network
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Is the role of the Matriarch set to erode over time?

Posted: January 8th 2019

“Matriarch; a woman who is the head of a family or tribe, an older woman who is powerful within a family or organisation.” I’ve led a few Funerals just recently where the person who’s died has been described as a Matriarch – the hub of the family, keeping it all together and presiding over all
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“Every new beginning………” Happy New Year!

Posted: December 31st 2018

Walking away from one year and into another, stirs lots of different emotions for people. For some they’re glad to see the ending of the last twelve months. Whilst for others, the beginning of a new year welcomes new goals and challenges. And so however you decide to end one year and walk into another,
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My Christmas Message – I feel like the Queen!

Posted: December 24th 2018

This festive period marks my 8th Christmas as a Celebrant and because rituals bring order into my life, you’ll know that every year I give a Christmas Message on Christmas Eve. I almost feel like The Queen – it’s just that I’m a day ahead of her! So as I draw my festive wishes together
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“On this cold, dark Winter Solstice day”

Posted: December 21st 2018

As Winter Solstice reminds us all about the beginnings and endings of life, here’s a short poem that sums up the phase so simply for me: “On this cold, dark Winter Solstice day we await the birth of the sun, to take us into longer days with more light for everyone. From this the shortest
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“….for your tomorrow, we gave our today.”

Posted: November 11th 2018

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. We will remember them. When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave
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The essence of a Dad; Happy Father’s Day!

Posted: June 17th 2018

On Father’s Day I thought I’d share this poem with you.  As someone who lost their Dad at a really young age, it hits all the right notes for me. Whether you can be with your Dad today or whether you can remember the depth of his presence, may these words remind you of all
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Who’ll read your love letters when you’re gone?

Posted: May 9th 2018

How would you feel if you found your Mum and Dad’s old love letters?  I’ve sat with lots of sons and daughters who’ve just done that. It leaves them both amused and embarrassed at what they’ve found.  Some chuckle and want to put them straight back where they got them from because they feel like
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Happy St George’s Day little one!

Posted: April 23rd 2018

A laptop………A coffee………Ten minutes to spare! Here’s my own personal blessing for the new member of the Royal Family. “May your tiny steps take you far and wide May you bring love and laughter to those at your side. May you make your mark in your own unique way. May you learn to enjoy the
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