Funeral Celebrant

Funeral Celebrant

My aim as a funeral minister and celebrant is to give each family the option to say goodbye to their loved one in any way they see fit. I can advise and help give you options, or I will simply honour your requests and do everything I can to help you achieve the ceremony and service you feel is appropriate for your family.​

When we have to say goodbye to a loved one, we need to be able to express the way we feel and the way we want to say those final words. You don’t want to hear, “No”, you can’t do that or have that”. As a funeral minister and celebrant, no is not really a word I use.

As your funeral minister and celebrant, I will help, support, and guide you through the toughest times, not just for the funeral but afterwards as well.

It is important to remember that a funeral is a celebration of life, and from this life event we need to draw on all the support we can when it’s most needed. I will meet with you to create a ceremony that feels right and captures your loved one’s life. I will be able to give guidance on poems, readings and music and to help make the ceremony as personal as possible. Following our meeting, I will provide you with the wording for the Order of Service and the tribute to ensure everything is correct. I will also be able to advise family and friends that wish to take part in the service/ceremony. I will liaise with the funeral director to make sure that all the ceremony plans are confirmed.

Children

This is the most devastating time anyone can imagine, and although in life as adults, we prepare for death emotionally and financially, the death of a child or infant is not something we can ever prepare for.

My fee for all Infant and Children’s Funerals under the age of 16 years is free of charge.

Please note that if you wish to have religious or spiritual elements, such as prayers added, to the ceremony, this will be discussed with you at our preliminary meeting.  I will be honoured to work with you to create the ceremony that you and your loved one wished for.

I will be honoured to work with you to create the ceremony that you and your loved one wished for.

Pets

Pets are just as important as humans and play a major role within the family. Pet funerals follow the same format as a human funeral.

After the funeral has taken place

As your funeral celebrant I will work with you to arrange the interment or scattering of the ashes.

I will lead a short ceremony for the burial of the cremated remains at a later date.

This service is free of charge for the families that I have led the ceremony for (travel expenses may be applicable).

A memorial ceremony can be especially helpful if you were unable to attend a funeral, or a past funeral did not meet your needs or expectations for any reason.

To see a selection of poems and readings which can be used within the ceremony please click here.

Pricing

Funerals – from £220

Cost per crematorium: –

Lincolnshire

South Lincolnshire Crematorium £225

Lincoln Crematorium £225

Boston Cemetery and Crematorium £225

Grantham Crematorium £225

Arbory Trust Natural Ground £225

Muchwood Green Burial Ground £225

Cambridgeshire

Peterborough Crematorium £225

Fenland Crematorium £225

Cambridge City Crematorium £225

Cam Valley Crematorium £225

Huntingdon Cemetery & Crematorium £225

Additional fees are not charged for double services.

Please note that I also offer services in locations other than those listed above. If the location in which you are holding the service isn’t listed, please give me a call to discuss. Burials in and around these locations are the same fee.

Children’s funerals under the age of 18 – free of charge

Burials in and around these locations are the same price.

NB – this includes pet funerals.

Memorial services – from £225

 

All fees are inclusive of:

  • Initial planning meeting
  • Unlimited drafts of your ceremony follow the ceremony outline.
  • Liaising with other people who’ll be taking part in your ceremony.
  • Unlimited email and phone consultations as required.
  • Anything else I can do to make your ceremony exactly as you want it to be.


Additional information

  • Where a Funeral Director or Event Planner is involved, there are no additional charges made by me as my fees will be included in the Funeral Director or Event Planner quote, unless otherwise stated.
  • Double time slots (one-hour service) are charged at the same price as shown; however, an additional £75 may be charged for any additional work required; this will be discussed with you beforehand.
  • Please note that if I am required to supply the music and order of services for your service, this will be chargeable; this will be discussed with you beforehand.
  • Any possible additional costs – These will be prearranged with you where possible.
  • Mileage – over 30 miles (.45p per mile), travel, accommodation.
  • If the service location is listed on this page no additional fees will apply.

For help and advice on what to do after a loved one has passed away, please click here.

For ideas on creating a memorial for a loved one, please click here.

Spalding, Peterborough, Bourne, Holbeach, King’s Lynn, Boston, Market Deeping, Deeping St Nicholas, Crowland, Wisbech, Long Sutton, Donington, Stamford, Grantham, Ramsey, March, Huntingdon, Oundle, Chatteris, Sleaford, Oakham, Corby, Ely

Covering the following areas.

Lincolnshire Celebrant, Cambridgeshire Celebrant, Norfolk Celebrant, Suffolk Celebrant, Rutland Celebrant and Northamptonshire

Funeral Celebrant – Wedding Celebrant – Naming Celebrant – Vow Renewal Celebrant – Spalding Celebrant

Celebrant & Non-Denominational-Minister – Funeral Mister – Wedding Minister – Naming Minister – Vow Renewal Minister

Funeral Celebrant – Wedding Celebrant – Naming Celebrant – Vow Renewal Celebrant – Peterborough Celebrant

Celebrant & Non-Denominational-Minister

Funeral Celebrant – Wedding Celebrant – Naming Celebrant – Vow Renewal Celebrant – Holbeach Celebrant

Funeral Celebrant – Wedding Celebrant – Naming Celebrant – Vow Renewal Celebrant – Fenland Celebrant

Funeral Celebrant – Wedding Celebrant – Naming Celebrant – Vow Renewal Celebrant – Lincolnshire Celebrant

Funeral Celebrant – Wedding Celebrant – Naming Celebrant – Vow Renewal Celebrant – Huntingdon Celebrant

 

Get In Touch

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Telephone

Spalding: - 01775 580 026

Peterborough: - 01733 913 574

Normal office hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. If your call isn't answered please leave a message and your call will be returned. I aim to return all calls within 3 hours during office hours.

Email

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