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 READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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 READ MORE

When I’m Gone | Advice to a son that lasted a lifetime!

We found a truly touching story written by Rafael Zoehler and thought we’d share it with you: Tissues at the ready. Death is always a surprise. No one expects it. Not even terminal patients think they are going to die in a day or two. In a week, maybe. But only when this particular week READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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 funeral 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 READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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, READ MORE

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 £3,800. 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 READ MORE