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Cornflowers: In ancient times these blooms accompanied the dead as an aid to reanimation. photo credit: natura morta via photopin (license)

A funeral marks a significant event – the end of a unique life, the loss of a loved person, the crossing of a threshold. Imagine a singular event, created with care, weaving together the colourful strands of a life, to express the true nature of the person, giving voice to the loss felt by the community of all those who loved them. This is a funeral with heart.

Independent Funeral Celebrant in Wells, Somerset.

I am an independent funeral celebrant, trained by the award-winning funeral directors green fuse and working from my home in Wells, Somerset. I will meet with you in the comfort of your own home, or another agreed venue if you prefer. I will take the time to listen to you in order to get a true sense of the person you have lost and make sure that he or she takes centre stage for the last time, by composing a beautiful, individual ceremony that will be both the celebration of a distinctive life and the tender mourning of a loss. I can help you to find readings and music and other personal touches to make the funeral special.

‘Just a big ‘thank you’ for the service yesterday. It was beautiful and fitting and everyone commented on what a lovely service it was.

Thank you for your patience and preparation as it ensured everything went smoothly, and for your kind words. I was so pleased I read my tribute to dad. I think he would have been proud of us all for a job well done!

We would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone that needs your services.’ J.H.

Most people now are not affiliated to a particular religion. They are unaffiliated, but they still have their own beliefs. I will respect individual views and spiritual beliefs, and compose and conduct an appropriate, well-structured and imaginative ceremony, right from the heart. You, the family and friends, can participate in any aspect of the preparation and holding of the ceremony you wish to. This is a funeral with soul.

This video, produced by green fuse, illustrates the approach that I use:

‘We cannot thank you enough for the way in which you delivered Mums funeral. Everyone commented on how well it went and that Mum would have enjoyed the day. Thank you for the presentation copy. It is a lovely momento. Keep up the excellent work. I know its your job, but feel you do take extra particular care of people\us in times of sadness. Your kindness and understanding at a time in ones life when your emotions don’t always let you think straight, is so much appreciated.’ D & J Wilcox.

‘Thank you so much for your kindness and consideration yesterday. Regardless of people’s beliefs, the service you gave for Mum showed her warmth, kindness, sense of humour and values that anyone would be proud to have. It had certainly an appropriate tone for Mum.’ Linda

‘Just a note to express our thanks for the service given to celebrate the life of our Mum. You captured the essence of her life and her personality exactly as the family remembered and wished for. Thank you so much for your time and understanding.’ B & E

Please feel free to contact me to arrange a free, no obligation, exploratory conversation to discuss your requirements.