Funerals and Memorials

“My family and I can’t thank Steve enough for the beautiful service he led to celebrate my husband’s life. He spent so long with me beforehand just talking about Geoff to get a feel of the person he was, and although he didn’t meet him in person the service felt very personal. Everyone I talked to afterwards said what a really beautiful service it was and a real tribute to Geoff. It’s obvious how much Steve loves his job, the time and effort he puts into a service, and I can’t recommend him highly enough.” (JR, Dunnington)

Humanist funerals bring people together to express sadness at the loss, but also to celebrate the life lived. They focus sincerely and affectionately on the person who has died, paying tribute to the connections they made and left behind, and the way they lived their life.

Whilst I am part of the Humanist Ceremonies network, I am self-employed and do not work for, nor am I affiliated with, any funeral director. When you engage me to be your celebrant you have my total commitment. I will work with you and your chosen funeral director to create a fitting and memorable ceremony.

“A very kind, considerate gentleman, easy to get along with from the first moment of meeting, which gave us a great comfort and confidence of choosing a humanist funeral.”

“The service was so nice I have told my family I would also like a humanist service when I pop my clogs. I’m not planning on going for a good while but nonetheless…if you’re about!!?”

“Just to say thank you for encouraging words, water and an unforgettable funeral. F would have loved it!”

“Steve,  just a short note to express our heartfelt thanks for a wonderful service for dad’s funeral. We are grateful for your guidance, professional courtesy and friendly manner throughout.”

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“Thanks again for the service. It seemed to receive universal approval, and I was really happy with how the day went.”

“We would like to give you feedback for your web site so that others seeking a professional Humanist Celebrant will be able to see first hand that your professionalism and caring nature made the whole process an easy one for us.  From our first conversation, we were made to feel at ease and realised that nothing was too much trouble for you.  You captured the life of our loved one perfectly and the tribute you gave was absolutely spot on.  After the service, we had people asking for your details as they too want to ensure that they or their loved ones have a similar experience.  We even had a comment from someone who always thought they wanted a religious service, say that your service far exceeded what they believed a Humanist service was, and as a result of attending our service, they have now changed their mind and will, when the time comes, be having a humanist service, hopefully conducted by you ! 

Many thanks once again, we were delighted with the service, and would definitely recommend you 100% . 
The Hitchen Family, Leeds.”

“Cried, cried and cried a bit  more. Thank you – lovely piece of work!

JL, York”

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