New Training Course | End of Life Doula Diploma (EOLD)

What is an End of Life Doula? The role of the End-of-Life Doula is to help people who are living with dying. End-of-Life Doula’s provide emotional and practical support to individuals and their families as they face one of life’s major challenges. The End-of-Life Doula supports the dying person and their loved ones during the[…]

My End of Life Doula Journey | Doula Training

I left nursing in a hospital over 30 years ago to work for a forward thinking agency who provided support for those who wished to be cared for and die at home. Little did I know at the time the impact that decision would have on the rest of my working life. My nurse training[…]

The Wedding Celebrant | Pop-Up & Flash Weddings

Many of you may have heard about pop-up weddings but not experienced one, however, once tried – never forgotten. ‚”You basically just show up. If you don‚’t want the stress and the cost of a traditional wedding, it‚’s perfect!‚” So ‚”What is a pop-up wedding?‚” Not all pop-up weddings are the same, but they do[…]

Funeral Celebrant | Funeral Poverty

What if there is none? ‚”The Cost Of Pauper Funerals Is Rising‚”, proclaimed recent headlines, along with a simultaneous shining of the journalistic spotlight onto so-called ‚Äòfuneral poverty‚’. The cost of funerals is always enough to cause dark mutterings, calls for government enquiries and heated articles in the tabloids. But in a world now obsessed[…]

Funeral Celebrant | How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

How much does a funeral cost? More than one Piggy Bank required! These days a typical funeral using a funeral director costs around ¬£3,600. However, you can pay much more or less than this, depending on how you want to remember the person who‚’s died, what you can organise yourself and how much you can[…]

The Civil Celebrant | The Civil Circle of Life | Part 4 of 4

Farewells and Funerals A Mourning Flower The Circle of Life will, of course, turn and there will be times when we experience great sadness. When someone we love dies the initial shock and distress can be overwhelming. We are barely able to think or process information but during these most difficult days we are faced[…]

The Civil Celebrant | The Civil Circle of Life | Part 3 of 4

Milestones Renewal of Vows The same dilemmas are faced by couples who manage to reach milestone anniversaries. The current C of E ‚”Thanksgiving for A Marriage‚” ceremony begins with a formal prayer – if the couple are not regular church goers they may feel a little uncomfortable celebrating the longevity of their union in such[…]

The Civil Celebrant | The Civil Circle of Life | Part 2 of 4

Choices? Make them personal! A Superhero Themed Wedding – Why Not? More and more members of our society now live a secular life. Separated, disconnected and, most importantly, without a desire or need for religion and therefore, do not want to include it in the key moments of their life. It also has to be[…]

The Civil Celebrant | The Civil Circle of Life | Part 1 of 4

Circle of Life Part One – Challenging Tradition Our lives and the world we live them in change everyday. Some of these changes happen so fast we hardly notice them until they have crept right up on us and suddenly, when we take a moment to look around, we find theses changes sitting, centre stage,[…]