I am human, I cried at a funeral

I am human, I cried at a funeral

I am often asked if I cry at funerals; as a Funeral Celebrant it is my role to hold the space for each family in whatever way is right for them, to facilitate, to be their voice, to share stories and hold it together for their sake, so my answer is…..

Radio BBC Cov & Warks: What’s Your Funeral Style?

Radio BBC Cov & Warks: What’s Your Funeral Style?

This whole article was prompted by listening to Justine Greene on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire this morning talking about weddings and funerals. There is a fair bit of media coverage recently prompted by the Sky News Presenter Colin Brazier’s request for those who attend his wife’s funeral not to wear bright colours. I totally respect his request and his feelings – a funeral is a time to say goodbye in a way that is right for each family, and the person that has died. The thing is, in my opinion, there is no right or wrong. There is only what is right for each family.

I won Celebrant of the Year Award 2017

I won Celebrant of the Year Award 2017

Well I never! If you read my blog articles, you might know that in June this year, I was nominated as Celebrant of the Year for the national Good Funeral Awards.  I was lucky enough to become a finalist in my category – and then – SURPRISE – I was announced as...