Today marks the first anniversary of the death of my grandma, Jessie Elizabeth Staveley. Grandma always encouraged me to expand my horizons to be the best I could and delighted hearing about what I was achieving. This inspired me to start my own business and it is due to her generosity that I have been able to do just that. I will continue to work hard to help people, telling their loved one's story. So thank you Grandma as without you my dream wouldn't be possible x
What is a Civil Funeral?
According to the Institute of Civil Funerals: "A Civil Funeral is a funeral driven by the wishes, beliefs and values of the deceased and their family, not by the beliefs or ideology of the person conducting the funeral. It sits between a religious service and humanist funeral."
This means that a Civil Funeral is not constrained by religious or non-religious matters. They can contain no religious content at all or can include a hymn, prayer or scriptur...e reading as required.
A bit about me and what I do:
Specialist in providing personal services relating to civil funeral, memorial and scattering of ashes ceremonies as well as pre-need arrangements in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area.
NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy (RQF)...
Member of the Institute of Civil Funerals
The loss of someone you care about can be an upsetting time. Many decisions have to be made including the type of funeral to hold.
In my role as a Funeral Celebrant, I have been professionally trained to create and deliver a totally personal funeral ceremony to best suit your loved one's values, beliefs and wishes.
Working closely with the funeral director, I will empathetically help, guide and support you with your choices at each stage.
By meeting with you in your own home to discuss things fully, I strive to ensure that the funeral conducted is as unique as that person. I continue to remain in contact with you during the whole process.
Focussing on the elements which made the person, the ceremony will reflect who they were throughout their lifetime - in the words of those who knew them. I can lead all or part of the ceremony if others would like to be involved. It can include any sort of music or reading which best represents them.
The service content is sent to you beforehand to approve and I will offer you a presentation text of the ceremony to keep afterwards.
I have always lived locally in Cambridgeshire. Helping and supporting my local community is important to me. Based in Chatteris, I am available for funerals within a 20 mile radius. For surrounding areas outside of this, I am happy to discuss any additional mileage costs to travel further.
Overall, you can be assured to have every confidence in trusting me with the funeral you are arranging - whether it be a cremation, burial or memorial service.
My aim is simple: to allow you to say goodbye in the most fitting manner whilst in a meaningful way continuing to keep your loved one at the centre of things.
Everyone's story is different. Let me help you to tell theirs.