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As a celebrant who guides families through farewells such as funerals, memorials, burials, and cremations,      I recognise the profound significance of these occasions. It's a privilege and a responsibility to be entrusted with the task of commemorating a loved one's life, and I approach this role with sensitivity, kindness, and deep respect.

At such times, it's not just about grieving; it's also an opportunity to celebrate a lifetime. I believe that a farewell, regardless of its form, should reflect the unique essence of the person who has passed away, as well as the values, culture, and lifestyle of their family. I work closely with families, gathering their stories, wishes, and needs to create a ceremony that is meaningful and dignified.

In addition to leading ceremonies, I offer support and guidance for pre-planning farewells, providing compassionate assistance during difficult times. Families have expressed gratitude for my sensitive approach and practical advice, which helps alleviate some of the stress during such emotional periods.

My role extends beyond just orchestrating ceremonies; it involves listening to stories, crafting personalised services, and ensuring that every aspect of the gathering reflects the individual's spirit and beliefs. Whether it's selecting music, readings, prayers, blessings or rituals, I strive to create a script that resonates with the person's life and personality.

I also offer my services for remembrance gatherings, post-funeral events, and pre-planning ceremonies, recognising the importance of honouring loved ones in various ways. Ultimately, my goal is to create authentic ceremonies that provide comfort and solace as families navigate through their grief.



"You are the very best."


"You came to mind as someone who really was one of this year's blessings, coming into our lives at exactly the right time in order to help and guide us through Mum's farewell ceremony and in my mind, allowed us to say goodbye with dignity and as much grace as we could muster."


"Our family found Jill's advice  whilst organising our mother-in-law's funeral service to be very valuable. Her guidance  

how the service might proceed was much appreciated especially during what was a stressful and emotional time for us.  The service, conducted by Jill, was intimate, brief and sincere - just as the deceased wanted and family instructed. Jill was professional, compassionate and was in touch with the mood of the gathering." 


"You were amazing, professional and compassionate.. The service was all we wanted it to be and more.. You were very much the glue that kept us together by leading the day for us."


"You were just the person for us and it was reassuring knowing you were there both as a friend in your very special role." 


"Your empathy in noting our parents strong partnership and family ties was very much appreciated."


"We were thrilled with Dad's farewell service and many friends commented on it. We appreciated the calm and caring way you guided us through the process - nothing was too much trouble. We couldn't have done it without you!" 

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