So what is a Funeral Celebrant?
Generally it is the person who stands at the lectern in front of a microphone at a funeral and reads the service...that is what the public see.
It is of course much more than that.
You see I have been around quite a bit, well sixty something years anyway and living through all of the decades that followed gave me a good deal of life experience, which helps me in learning about the life of your loved one.
Some of those people were my age, or younger...some are thirty or more years older than me, but my knowledge...and the research I undertake gives me a good understanding of how they lived their lives.
Whether they were fighting in World War Two, National Service, a Teddy Boy, or a Punk, an Elvis or Adele fans...I will know something about it.
I am a father of four and grandfather of ten, worked as a gas fitter, and in an oil refinery, sold conservatories, been a surveyor, a foster carer, a facilitator for parents and a trainer for youth workers...been out of work, had my own business and been self employed several times.
Laughed and cried, and lost loved ones and welcomed new members into the family, when they were minutes old.
As a funeral celebrant I work with you to celebrate the life of the loved one you have lost.