There is no right or wrong way to prepare for a funeral.  What is of vital importance is that when you walk away from the cemetery or crematorium you feel you have said goodbye in way that is meaningful for you, the mourners and respectful to the person who has died.

 

I am approached by Funeral Directors and more often now a days direct by the family who do their own research and choose their own celebrant.

 

I will not visit you and say you must do this and that, my first question is always; what do you want to do to say goodbye?  I will then work with you and to the best of my ability do everything in my power to craft a ceremony that is exactly as you wish it to be, whether it is quite formal or if you want to tailor the ceremony to reflect the beliefs and lifestyle of the person who has died, if you want rock music, you can have it, if you want balloons, you can have them, if you want a cardboard coffin and for the mourners to write messages all over it at the funeral, then why not? 

 

Occasionally there may be time constraints put on us due to availability at a crematorium.  Did you know that you do not have to hold the ceremony at the church or crematorium? Allowing you to opt for a place of your choice and time with no time contraints. 

 

Please do not hesitate to call me to discuss your options on 07793 357632. 

 

                     Testimonials

Hi Teri

 

Thankyou so much for conducting the ceremony for my late wife Linda on Monday, to say that you "got us" as a family would be an understatement and you captured our thoughts perfectly. It was a very personal & moving ceremony  and the music ,family tribute,reading and poem all conveyed the deep love Linda and I had for each other and she had for life.
 
Thankyou once again for making what was a very difficult occasion a very fitting tribute and wonderful send off for Linda.

 

Hiya,

 
Just like to thank you for C's service and the poems.  Considering the occassion  everything went pretty well.
 
Regards V

Hi Teri,
Just wanted to drop you a few lines to say thank you, On behalf of everyone really, as the service for mum went so well, it really was a celebration of her life! I can't believe how quick the time has gone already and times are now getting harder for us as a family but you helped us through an extremely painful and difficult time and we are honoured you were the celebrant. I'm so glad I researched and found you- you're amazing at what you do. You're patient, empathetic, considerate and still happy to have a joke when needed and that's exactly what mum would have liked. The comments we still keep receiving are really fantastic and all about the ceremony in general so between us all we did a fab job.
I know I probably won't hear from you again but you really did touch my life and for that I thank you very much.
Keep doing what you're doing and being you and I hope you touch many more lives like you did ours.
Warmest regards and much love  S.P. xx

Hi Teri

 

Firstly, thankyou so much for all your help today & for being so kind to myself & my dad, it was good to talk about my mum, I am finding it a bit difficult to talk to my dad about her at the moment as he is not to well hisself & I don't want to upset him to much. We really like what you have written & the way you have done it, many thanks for your help, we are both so glad Elizabeth chose you for us & I know my mum will be too.

 

T & G

Hi Teri

 

you have done a fab job once again, as I knew you would, I love the verse at the end, I have never heard that before, many thanks once again.

 

love T x

Thank you so much Teri. You did our mum proud.  Everyone said what a lovely mix of sad and happy moments there were today.  Thanks again. L. 

 

Funeral for Jean Margaret - January 2014

 

A heartfelt word of thanks from dad, Darren , Jill and myself.

 

Having now had time to reflect on yesterday's service which although emotional was we believe a wonderful occasion, we all said how fantastic a part you played in the service. Your words, empathy and support shone through and made the day even more special for us.  Thank you Teri

 

 

Funeral for Mary Joyce - October 2013

 

Just wanted to thank you for the beautiful service you did for my mum today and for all you have done for myself and my dad, also thank you for the copies of the service, we will treaure them.  Many thanks once again you are a truly special lady!

 

Funeral for Stella - April 2014

 

It’s been a little while now since Mum’s funeral and it’s been a period of reflection to look back on Mums life and sift through the boxes of memories that she kept from her life.

 

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and support before and during the service.    It is a bit of a rite of passage when the last remaining parent dies and also a prompt to look back over one’s own life.

 

Once again thanks and all the very best in your future endeavours.

Hi Teri,

 

It’s been a little while now since Mum’s funeral and it’s been a period of reflection for C and I to look back on Mums life and sift through the boxes of memories that she kept from her life.

 

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and support before and during the service.    It is a bit of a rite of passage when the last remaining parent dies and also a prompt to look back over one’s own life.

 

I’m not sure whether C will pursue becoming a Celebrant as yet, but it is still a possibility.  It’s nice for her that there is someone she already knows who she can talk to about it.

 

Once again thanks and all the very best in your future endeavours.  S.

Hi Teri


If just like to thank you again for mums service, it was beautiful, mum would of loved it, it was very personal and mum couldn't of wished for anything more. 

 

Thank you again xx Many thanks M. G.

Dear Teri

 

Thank you for the fantastic job you did in creating and delivering such a touching tribute to J.

 

Your ideas enabled me to stay true to J’s wishes whilst allowing many of our family and dearest friends to be ‘virtually’ present.  I love J so much and although I am in pain and sad that she is no longer at my side, your hard work and dedication eased my burden.  I cannot thank you enough for that.

 

Would you mind passing on my sincere gratitude to Mr Davies when you see him next please?  I will always cherish his poem to J.

 

I am so glad I found you.  I wish you good health and happiness.  F.

Hello Teri

 
A heartfelt word of thanks from dad, D, J and myself.
 
Having now had time to reflect on yesterday's service which although emotional was we believe a wonderful occasion, we all said how fantastic a part you played in the service. Your words, empathy and support shone through and made the day even more special for us.
 
Thank you Teri.  With very best wishes. A, S, D and J
 
 

Dear Teri

 

Can I take this opportunity to thank you for the professional way you dealt with my mothers funeral.  You took the pressure away from us all, putting things in place with ease and understanding.

 

Kind regards

Steve Southern 2016