Bespoke Funerals / Celebrations of Life

Saying goodbye to a loved one is such a significant and often emotional time. Maybe we cannot bear to let them go, but let go we must. Words have great power, they can bring comfort and healing. My aim as a Civil Celebrant is to bring honesty, sensitivity and integrity to creating heartfelt and memorable ceremonies. I will create an appropriate service that perfectly encapsulates the person who has passed away. Whether it is a service entirely void of any religion or you would like a breath of spiritualism, I am here to provide whatever is most fitting.

Trust me to deliver the perfect service for your loved one. 

“Thank you so much Roni. Everyone has said how beautiful the eulogy was and you’ve been an absolute star since the minute we met. I’m so glad we had you for Mum. I really don’t think anyone else would have done her justice like you did”. 

Any family  would be lucky to meet you and have you as their celebrant”

Audrey November 2020 

The Process

Once you have decided you would like me to craft a ceremony for your loved one, I will arrange an informal meeting with family members. Together we share stories, anecdotes, facts and fun about the deceased, which I then weave into their eulogy.

We discuss the whole service, which readings or poems, if any, you may want and who would read them. 

We consider music options and what you may like.

When all details are confirmed, we share this with the funeral director who prints the order of service. I then spend time writing the eulogy and send a copy of the whole service back to you for approval. I will make any necessary changes or adjustments until you are completely happy with it.

On the day of the service I will be there to support you in any way I can, liaise with the funeral director and make sure everything goes as planned.

After the funeral I will give you a keepsake copy of the service.

My aim is that our time together will be sensitive and thoughtful, perhaps even cathartic and healing. This process of sharing the departed’s life story can be very therapeutic and an important part in your grieving process. It can facilitate an enriching way of coming to terms with your loss.

May I offer my condolences, there is just no hiding from the pain of grief.

“Can’t thank you enough what a beautiful service you gave our gran. Everyone mentioned how lovely the service was”. Bianca Rose

Benefits of using a Civil Celebrant

This process we go through of reflecting on the deceased takes you on a journey, momentarily away from your grief, to remember the good times. It is a time for family sharing, if that is appropriate for your situation. We come together in person or on line and create a safe space to share, chat and cry if need be, a cuppa is always recommended if it helps!

It means you have a service entirely created round your loved one and approved by you.

My fee is that of all local Civil Celebrants – £180. Please feel free to have a no obligation chat, if you do not feel I am the right celebrant for you I am happy to recommend someone else.

My friends have sent me messages saying how lovely and spiritual you were when delivering our Mum’s eulogy. It was a beautiful service and we are all so glad it was you“.