Julie Stonestreet | Family & Funeral Celebrant

A warm welcome to my page. I hope that here you will find all the information you need to decide whether I am the celebrant for you. Let me begin by telling you a little bit about myself. I have been a teacher for thirty years, working in England, Cyprus, Spain, Kenya and Kuwait. Teaching abroad has given me the opportunity to work and socialise with many different nationalities.

Wedding Celebrant Ellie Farrell based in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Ellie Farrell | Family & Funeral Celebrant

Hi, I’m Ellie and I am a wedding and funeral celebrant based Whitby, and I travel all over North Yorkshire and the UK to perform ceremonies.

Wedding customs and traditions have always been a personal interest, with alternative weddings and ceremonies favoured, hence the company name Alternative Ceremonies UK.

Become a Civil Celebrant | Have you got what it takes?

Thought of becoming a Civil Celebrant? Becoming a Civil Celebrant is not a career choice for everyone. If you have had experience speaking in public or at least have no reservations with the prospect of speaking in public, this could be a career option for you. If you have access to and you are confident using[…]

Funeral Celebrant | Resomation | An overview

Resomation: known as water cremation, is the new alternative to flame cremation and burial. Giving people a new choice at the end of life, water cremation is a gentler, environmentally friendly option that allows a natural process using water instead of flames.   End of Life Choices In today’s world where the ecosystem and the[…]

Julia Hill | Family & Funeral Celebrant

Through the years I have had the benefit of experiencing many cultures and diverse beliefs. This gives me unique insights to draw from when speaking to people on both joyous and sad occasions. I work part time in catering here in the UK; however I have found myself on a new and exciting path, where I believe I can be of greater use and service.

Paul Simpson | Family & Funeral Celebrant

As your funeral celebrant, I promise to serve you with sensitivity and professionalism; and respect your unique beliefs, values, and cultural background; to provide you with a personalised ceremony over which you have complete control and final approval. Together, we will create a ceremony that celebrates your loved one’s life.

Wedding Celebrant | Your Guide to Handfasting

What is a Handfasting? A handfasting is an old Pagan custom, dating back to the time of the ancient Celts. A handfasting was originally more like an engagement period or betrothal, where two people would declare a binding union between themselves for a year and a day. The original handfasting was a trial marriage. It gave[…]

Funeral Celebrant | Graveside Ceremony Etiquette

Whether a graveside ceremony follows a funeral ceremony or is a stand-alone event, this should be attended with the same attitude of respect and courtesy as a funeral ceremony or memorial ceremony. What To Expect At A Graveside Ceremony A graveside ceremony can follow a traditional funeral, can precede a memorial ceremony, or can be[…]

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[…]