About Me

I am a 42 year old mother of one son, born in Lancashire.  I am a Civil Celebrant who conducts weddings, funerals and ceremonies.  All of which I have a passion for delivering.   I work with charities, speak at events and support young people, another role I have a passion for.  All my previous jobs have a common factor… understanding and helping people.

I have a love for helping other people in all capacities, supporting, advising; making someone else’s path smoother, whether they are aware at the time or not.  I feel a great sense of personal satisfaction and achievement when playing a supporting role and this and my life experience is what naturally led me to my calling as a Funeral celebrant. 

I am certainly no stranger to grief and death, I learned to cope with death at a young age after my Father and Mother passed away before I was 21 years old.  Sadly, I have lost 4 members of my close family since then, my experiences allow me to bring a greater sense of empathy to my role as a funeral celebrant.

I have worked around the full circle of life, quite literally.  Formerly working as a personal assistant, office manager then on to work in the Local Authority for 12 years in registration and deputyship finance.  I worked for people who had lost their capacity to deal with their personal financial affairs.  I found this role rewarding and it brought me a great sense of achievement; a warmth in my heart of knowing I was helping my clients despite them being blissfully unaware of this. I would always naturally go above and beyond my role knowing that I had helped as much as I morally and personally could. 

 In 2013, I moved into a post as a Civil Deputy Superintendent Registrar of births, deaths, marriages and conducted citizenship ceremonies.  I also had the privilege of conducting hundreds of civil wedding ceremonies, I thoroughly enjoy working with people from all walks of life.  I feel privileged to had listened to their stories and share in their precious life events of births, deaths and marriage.  I enjoyed conducting every marriage ceremony, feeling the radiance of the audience and the couples love of one another.

I deliver every ceremony I conduct from my heart, personalising each one to the occasion.  When grieving your lost loved one, a beautiful service which truly celebrates the life of your loved one is the only fitting tribute.

In my many years of registering births and deaths, I always felt a strong connection with the informants who came to register a death.  From my own experiences I was able to understand and relate to their grief.  To receive empathy and respect when you are grieving a loved one is so important at such a difficult time.  I have lost count of the times I have had a personal thank you from informants, they were grateful for the level of service they received from me.

I understand the pain of grief that death brings to you from my surmountable years of both personal and professional experience, and this allows me to have a heightened sense of understanding and respect.

“Time does not ease the pain; we learn to manage our emotions better on a day to day basis”

About Me

I am a 42 years old mother of one son, born in Lancashire.  I am a Civil Celebrant who conducts weddings, funerals and ceremonies.  All of which I have a passion for delivering.   I work with charities, speak at events and support young people, another role I have a passion for.  All my previous jobs have a common factor… understanding and helping people.

Helping other people in all capacities, supporting, advising or making someone else’s path smoother, whether they are aware at the time or not.  My life, experiences and who I naturally am always gravitates to helping others. I feel a great sense of personal satisfaction and achievement from helping others, this is what naturally led me to my calling as a Funeral celebrant. 

I am certainly no stranger to grief and death, I learned to cope with death at a young age after my Father and Mother passed away before I was 21 years old.  Sadly, I have since lost 4 more close family members……

I have worked around the full circle of life, literally.  Formerly working as a PA then office manager on to Local Authority for 12 years fulltime, starting as an administrator in children’s services then moving into Deputyship finance. I worked for people who had lost their capacity to deal with their personal financial affairs.  This position was rewarding and generated a feeling of great achievement, a warmth in my heart of knowing I was helping the clients despite them being blissfully unaware of this. I would naturally go above and above my role knowing that I had helped as much as I morally and personally could. 

 In 2013, I moved into a post as a Civil Deputy Superintendent Registrar of births, deaths, marriages and conducted citizenship ceremonies.  I also had the privilege of conducting hundreds of civil wedding ceremonies, I thoroughly enjoy working with people from all walks of life, who shared their interesting stories, pinnacle precious life events of births, deaths and marriage one of the happiest moments of the couple’s lives, feeling the radiance of the audience and couples love.  I deliver every ceremony from my heart, personalising and tweaking to suit the individual needs, the same is reflected in the personalised last tribute for each funeral service.  When grieving your lost loved one, a beautiful service delivery is key, you simply feel not just the sadness but the love in the room.

In my many years of registering births and deaths, It was my preference to register deaths as I felt I could connect with the informant.  Being able to relate to their grief, listen and understand. Empathy and respect go such a long way when you are grieving and in shock.  I have lost count of the times I have had thank you’s from even people who came to register a death.  They thanked me for the service I gave them, the difference being I could relate to almost every person.

To know the pain of grief, you must have experienced death. Given the surmountable years of both personal and professional experience pertaining to the processes surrounding death, this is a sensitive area I have learned to understand and respect.

I feel it an honour conducting funerals as I do, as well as all the weddings that I have previously conducted and remain extremely passionate in delivering funeral ceremonies, creating fitting tributes of a life, love and due respect.  To help others celebrate the love and life of their lost loved one, a personal bespoke tribute and a touching farewell is the last thing a family, partner, friend can do.  For me to assist and deliver personal ceremonies fills me with humbleness, love and gratitude that I am able to make a difference in the lives of those celebrating the life of their loved one.