Rachel Illsley | Funeral Celebrant

I have had many life experiences both in business and socially. My background is selling business insurance, professional dressmaker which I am today and opportunities to win an adult section of then local talent competition playing my flute at wedding and in recent years for the local Altzheimers/Dementia homes. I was also given my own[…]






Angus Edmonds | Family & Funeral Celebrant

Born in the Scottish Borders but raised in his early years in central Africa, Angus returned to Scotland where he gained a good all-round education at high school and university. Angus loved his student days: the stimulus and challenge to his intellect and the fun and comradeship of that ‘coming of age’. Of equal importance,[…]






Amanda Wray | Family & Funeral Celebrant

Hello, my name is Amanda Wray and I was born on a snowy Halloween evening in 1976, apparently; according to my mother I arrived just in time for Dallas. I was born in Warrington Cheshire, but a few weeks after my birth, we moved to the West Country where my mother and I settled in[…]






Lee Axford | Family & Funeral Celebrant

My name is Lee Axford and I live in Cheltenham. I was educated at Balcarras School and eventually Dean Close where I have two scholarships in music and languages. I only recently decided to become a civil celebrant after attending a gay wedding in Bristol, my second gay wedding for that matter, and I was[…]