News and Views
This is where you'll find all my news and thoughts about being a Celebrant and Mentor, as well as snippets of the feedback that people kindly send to me. If you have any comments, suggestions or even your own personal testimonial to share, then I'd love to hear from you.
You can also keep up to date with what's happening right now through my social media channels, as I'm always sharing interesting pieces of information over there too.
Posted: April 22nd 2018
“So what made you go into this then?” Even 7 years into being a Funeral Celebrant, this is still something I get asked on a weekly basis. I’m not surprised though because quite frankly, what is it that makes someone want to get up every day, put some black clothes on and go to a
Posted: April 15th 2018
As a Celebrant Mentor I’m not in the game of skilling people up to become good Celebrants – there are lots of training bodies out there and many active online forums that are well equipped to do that. I’m more focussed on raising the game for individual Celebrants to help them find their own path
Posted: April 1st 2018
As a Celebrant I get asked so many times about my own beliefs about life and death. Am I religious? Do I believe in God? Do I think there’s something out there? I’ve enjoyed some interesting conversations over the years and whilst my own beliefs don’t come into my role as a Celebrant, they do
Posted: March 29th 2018
Easter means different things to different people which is just as it should be. There’s room for everyone’s beliefs and values in this world and it’s that acceptance of diversity, that makes life the gift that it is. And so however you’ve chosen to spend it and whomever you choose to spend it with, let
Posted: March 8th 2018
Today is ‘International Women’s Day’ where the strive for gender parity is at its strongest! I don’t consider myself to be a feminist and nor do I overtly push for recognition for women. The very nature of how I do things and of how I go about life, tells me that subtle progress is made
“Fishing…a chef…he could fix your boiler anytime!”…a Funeral poem that pulls out the very best memories!
Posted: March 6th 2018
Funerals led by Celebrants, are all about helping everyone to remember the very best of someone’s life! We’ll do that through tributes, anecdotes, music, prayers and much, much more. We’ll often have someone share their memories or some special words that they’ve put together. And that’s just what happened at a recent service. A very
Posted: February 14th 2018
“I add my breath to your breath. That our days may be long in the earth. That the days of our people may be long. That we may be one person. That we may finish our roads together. May our life paths be fulfilled.” (Keren Indian Song) Says it all really! Happy St Valentine’s Day!
Posted: February 6th 2018
“Dear Carole We just wanted to say thank you once again for the wonderful service for Mum. It was perfect. We had so many wonderful comments afterwards and many people asked if you had known Mum previously as the service was so personal and special. We asked for a celebration of Mum’s life and that’s
Posted: January 28th 2018
“Dear Carole Thank you for sending me the transcript of the words spoken at xxx’s funeral. We all agreed that the service was perfect. This was down to you and we are most grateful. Many friends have since said that’s what they would want for their funerals. xxxx would have appreciated it. I came away
Posted: January 21st 2018
“…….and I noticed a Blue Tit through the window. It appeared in the tree to your left during your final words…………So even for me, the most stubborn of non believers, found some warmth and comfort through the sadness during your service.“ These words came into my Email Inbox today. They remind me that whatever your