Directory

Amy Harris

Celebrants


Hi, I'm Amy, a proud Northerner, small in size but with a big heart and even bigger laugh. I have one mission: to create courageous, colourful and captivating ceremonies. Why have a boring ceremony, when you can have a a powerful one? Why have the same script as everyone else, when it can be totally unique, totally spell binding and totally you! Words should mean something. Your ceremony should tell a story. Life and love should be celebrated to the max. If you agree, we may just be the perfect match - I believe this is important.

I trained in 2019 as an independent celebrant specialising in bespoke weddings, namings and funerals. Before then, I admit, I was pretty new to celebrancy too, but once I discovered it, its endless possibilities; once I witnessed for myself what could be achieved with the right celebrant, I knew I had to pursue it and spread the word. I knew I had to help people like you make the most of their big moments.

As well as a celebrant, I am a writer and a performance poet regularly entertaining crowds with my witty, passionate words and zest for life. I've been an English teacher for the majority of my working career so you can feel safe in the knowledge that I'm a people person. I enjoy building relationships and I'm confident I will make you feel relaxed in the lead up to your day - as well as make you laugh and possibly even comfortable enough to cry.

But don't just take my word for it, check out my socials, my website or simply get in contact for a chat. Let's get brainstorming and let's turn your big day into an amazing one.

Available in the North West and beyond.

IG: @amythepoetcelebrant

Contact

Phone: 07761809106

Email: amythecelebrant@gmail.com

Website: amythecelebrant.co.uk

Andrea Keenan

Celebrants

Andrea Keenan

My name is Andrea Keenan, and I am proud to be a Heart-Led celebrant.

I live in Annan, in south west Scotland, near the border of Scotland and England and I became a celebrant in December 2019. I had wanted to do this for a long time, and I am so glad I took the leap. I began my celebrant journey in 2020, a year that challenged us all, and despite being challenged by the times we live in I have absolutely no regrets and cannot wait till the world can celebrate again.

To me, being a celebrant is a huge privilege. To share the most important moments in someone’s life is an honour I take very seriously, and I believe each ceremony I write should truly reflect the person and the occasion completely. I feel so lucky to hear people’s stories of how they fell in love, how they lived their life and what they believed in.

When someone tells me that I have captured their loved one in my writing and I have done a good job, it means the world to me. I am so grateful to be able to say I am a celebrant. I love my job.

South west Scotland

Contact

Email: Andkeenan@outlook.com

Jacqui Harding

Celebrants

Jacqui Harding
Hi, I'm Jacqui and I love to help people to imagine, design and experience their ideal ceremony. Whether it's a simple, heartfelt love story at an elopement, a relaxed handfasting involving your family, a love-filled mother-blessing ceremony or having a small dinosaur-costumed child handing out bubble wands at the end of a funeral, I want to find the things that feel right for you. Every ceremony is designed with creativity, empathy and consideration to reflect your relationship, your sense of humour, your energy and your love.

Gloucestershire

Contact

Phone: 07540 899384

Email: hello@ceremonybydesign.co.uk

Website: https://ceremonybydesign.co.uk/

Rachel Cheer

Celebrants

Rachel Cheer

I am an Independent Celebrant based in glorious Perthshire, Scotland. I believe in creating ceremonies that are authentic, unique and memorable. I want you to be a part of your ceremony, not just a witness to it. This is achieved through the use of activities or rituals. These might be ancient or bespoke but always sincere, heartfelt and truthful to your story. As I work independently, I can incorporate any beliefs or ideas you have into your special event. I work with lots of energy, creativity and a serious commitment to get every detail perfect. I believe that we must mark the significant moments in life. From birth to death and everything that comes in between, our time on this planet is short. We must take time out from the daily toils to evaluate what has meaning to us. This gives value, sense and order to our lives and helps us to move forwards with clarity and clear intention. Your ceremony will reflect your ideas and move you forward in your life journey. I gladly offer a free consultation service.

Perthshire, Scotland

Contact

Phone: 07974 712978

Email: rachelcheer@hotmail.co.uk

Website: https://www.hopeceremonies.com/

Jillian Ackerlay

Celebrants

Jill Ackerlay

What types of ceremony I offer – Funerals, Memorials, Weddings, Vow renewals and Naming ceremonies.

I am willing to travel throughout Cumbria.

I was born and still live in Cumbria and have spent most of my working life in the area. Having taken early retirement from Local Government, after 20 years service, I thought that it would be a natural progression for me to continue to help people create meaningful ceremonies. Being a celebrant has given me the opportunity to meet people at some of the special moments in their lives and help them make a ceremony that is as unique as they are.

Cumbria

Contact

Phone: 077 032 88 013

Email: jill.ackerlay59@gmail.com

Website: https://creativeceremoniescumbria.co.uk/

Hazel Stewart

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Hazel Stewart

My name is Hazel Stewart, and I am the Celandine Celebrant. My celebrancy is Celandine Journeys because in the language of flowers celandines mean ‘joys to come’, a romantic resonance that felt supremely apt.

I am a poet, writer and Living Well Coach, and a practitioner of word magic, which I use to enrich my own life and imbue my ceremonies and rituals with beauty, charm and significance. I am a Follower of the Mist-Filled Path, walking the Wheel of the Year in the tradition of Celtic mysticism. Together we can manifest your vision for your special ceremony in a truly enchanting and unique way.

Contact

Phone: 016973 20984

Email: hazelestewart@gmail.com

Dominique Le Vin

Celebrants

Dominique Levin

Dominique is a celebrant based in London, willing to travel further afield. She's lived in various countries around the world, immersed in different cultures from a very young age.

Before training as a 'Heart-Led' celebrant, Dominique worked as an interpreter in the UK and overseas for a number of spiritual teachers from diverse cultures. She is especially drawn to creating custom-made universal ceremonies for people of mixed faiths and cultures and holds ceremonies in English, French, German and Swiss German.

London

Contact

Phone: 07771 801 451

Email: domcando@gmail.com

Glynis Haveron

Celebrants

Glynis Haveron

I grew up in the North East of England, and emigrated to South Africa at the age of 20, spending 14 years there, integrating into the culture, before returning to the UK. My background was in Procurement and Training management roles in a large global Corporation, where I worked extensively across Europe and Africa, but I later changed to a Career in Coaching and Mentoring, which was a much better fit with my personality - I have a genuine interest in people and an empathetic nature. The skills I developed in those roles - listening, and helping people to tell their story - are now useful in my work as a Celebrant. I am proud to be a wife, mother and grandmother, and use my life experiences to enhance the service I provide to my Clients.

Types of Ceremonies

  • Naming Ceremonies
  • Vow Renewals
  • Weddings
  • Handfastings
  • Civil Ceremonies
  • Funerals
  • Ashes Scattering
  • Memorials
  • Stillbirth and Miscarriage Commemoration (including funerals)

Areas I cover

  • County Durham
  • Northumberland
  • North Yorkshire

(I am willing to travel anywhere, if required, if the client covers the travel costs outside of my area.)

Favourite part of being a Heart-Led Celebrant

I love being part of a community of like-minded Celebrants, who all care deeply about the work we do and who provide encouragement and love to each other; I love the ongoing and untiring support I receive from Veronika and Paul, which supplements the exceptional training I received; and I am proud to know that I am a fully-rounded Celebrant, trained to be truly Heart-Led and to bring empathy and professionalism to all aspects of my work.

Facebook Page: True Harmony Celebrants

North east England

Contact

Phone: 0789 979 3625

Email: truehcelebrant@gmail.com

Website: http://www.trueharmonycelebrants.co.uk/

Kathryn Britton, BA Hons

Celebrants

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Hi I’m Kathryn

Why should you choose With Love KB, I hear you ask! I trained with Veronika at Heart-led Ceremonies, and it changed my life! I have enjoyed every minute of my 3-year journey as a celebrant so far. I just love meeting the couples and families that I write ceremonies for. I love researching my ceremonies and it has taught me so much about life. I only undertake one ceremony a day to ensure I give myself 100% to that couple or family.

I am fully insured, professional and trained to a high standard. I am passionate that you get the right ceremony for the right lifetime milestones. I always give 100% to every ceremony I write and will consult with you every step of the way. I am dedicated to ensuring that every couple, new parent or bereaved family gets the bespoke and heart-led service they deserve. But what qualifies me to take your special moment in my hands?

I have had an eclectic career starting in Pontins as a Bluecoat, followed by 15 happy years travelling the world, entertaining families and organising lots of amazing and special events, parties, celebrations, shows and star-studded spectaculars for tourists and holiday makers. My love of performing arts, musicals and movies are instilled in everything I do, my dream ceremony would definitely have a musical theme.

When I was 40 I decided to take my personal development into my own hands and after being a terrible student in School I undertook a 5-year Business Management Degree culminating in a 2:1 Full Honours Degree; an accomplishment I am hugely proud of!

With careers in journalism, estate agency, holistic therapy and conservation – all of which I loved hugely, I felt it was time for a new direction…..so here I am today, your Heart-led Celebrant waiting to write a beautiful and heart-felt ceremony for your marriage, baby naming or renewal of your vows; and I will offer you empathy and comfort in times of loss with a bespoke Celebration of life for your loved one.

I am also available as a Toast Master, Master of Ceremonies, Compere and Officiant at a variety of ceremonies, occasions or events. If you feel that I could be the Celebrant for you please contact me to tell me all about YOUR ceremony and I will tell you how I can make it unique – Limited only by your own imagination!

Ceremonies across South Wales, South West of England, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire, Cotswolds and Andalucia in Southern Spain – Con Amour KB

Facebook & Twitter - With Love KB

'Waiting to make magical memories with you...'

Contact

Phone: 07966 984 230

Email: Withlovekb@outlook.com

Julie Metcalfe

Celebrants

Julie Metcalfe My name is Julie and I am an Independent Celebrant based in the North East, covering the Tees Valley area. It is of huge importance to me that each funeral or memorial ceremony is unique, and that it reflects each individual’s personality as well as their family’s wishes. I will always endeavour to really understand what a family needs and get to the heart of your loved one. My celebrant journey began after attending a truly lovely and fitting funeral service. It was such a wonderful celebration of that person’s life that it led me to consider the many funerals I have attended - some beautifully delivered and some mediocre. It got me thinking what a wonderful thing it must be to be able to provide a family with exactly the ceremony that they need - personalised for them and their loved one. After some research, I decided to attend two different training courses-the first of a very practical nature and then I trained with Heart Led Celebrants to further my knowledge and expand my writing skills. My background as an IT Analyst and Trainer, and also as a fitness instructor and yoga teacher, both serve me well in the role of Celebrant. I’ve always been very driven by helping others - I’m definitely a people person. I am also trained to deliver weddings and naming ceremonies, or please contact me about other types of ceremonies you may be considering. You can find me on LinkedIn and Facebook. North East England  

Contact

Phone: 07970 675595

Email: JulieMetcalfeCelebrant@outlook.com

Sandie Holgate

Celebrants

Sandie Holgate Hi! I'm Sandie and the face of Celestial Celebrations.  I am originally from Liverpool, but have spent most of my life growing up on the beautiful Wirral peninsula. I love the following things: my family and friends (obviously!); my loveable hounds, Luna and Willow; my cats Tabitha and Alan; chocolate; the colour purple; the moon; Spring and Autumn; crafting & creating; pottery, and anything to do with spirituality. I love nothing more than to spend time with my family while we explore the local area.  I love to feel the sand from the local beach between my toes, while my crazy cockerpoos chase birds they have no hope of catching. I relish listening to people's stories and love to be sociable.  My mum says I've always been a chatterbox, stopping the neighbours as they passed by our garden gate, and not much has changed. I am often told that I have a familiar face and people say I make them feel comfortable enough to open up and tell me their hopes and dreams. Please feel free to get in touch so we can tell your story, your way. Facebook: @ItAllBeginsWhenStarsAlign Instagram: @CelestialCelebrationsUK Wirral

Contact

Phone: 07833 088140

Website: https://www.thewirralcelebrant.co.uk/

Mary Richards

Celebrants

Mary Richards Hello, I’m Mary, a true Yorkshire Celebrant living in beautiful West Cumbria Your ceremony should be filled with love, laughter and happy ever afters. It should reflect your personalities as well as your feelings. Whether you want traditional, non-traditional, romantic, funny or just a bit crazy, I will create a ceremony that will make you feel good and express who you are. Then I will deliver it with Yorkshire warmth, grace and panache! I mainly cover Northern England and the Scottish Borders but I’m willing to travel further if you’re willing to pay! Ceremonies for Weddings, Commitments, Handfastings, Renewal of Vows, Baby Naming and more.

Contact

Phone: 07944 801696

Website: https://www.maryscelebrantceremonies.co.uk/

Gwyneth Jepson

Celebrants

Gwyneth Jepson Arcadian Ceremonies My name is Gwyneth and I am a Celebrant trained by Veronika Robinson at Heart- Led Ceremonies, living in the South-West of England. I specialise in creating a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for all aspects of your life. In addition to Funerals and Weddings I offer ceremonies to mark any significant time, or event, that you wish to remember. I officiate ceremonies with integrity, authenticity and beauty, weaving words together to create a ceremony that is unique and written with love. This alchemical mix intertwines my love of nature and spirituality and is devised especially for you. My years of experience as a teacher/trainer, performer, Forest School leader and Yoga teacher have enabled me to develop skills in conscious communication.  Creating an individual, nurturing and reflective ceremony. South-West of England

Contact

Phone: 07850 446500

Email: nopengwyn@iCloud.com

Laura Grace-Cox

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Born and raised in the UK, Laura is currently living as a traveler in the United States of America.

She shares RV life with her husband and 3 children and loves the flexibility and the new inspirations that life on the road brings.

A talented singer and writer, Laura has been thrilled to discover a profession the marries her creativity, her passion for the healing nature of words and her desire to support others through some of the biggest moments in their lives.

Jennifer Flint

Celebrants

Jennifer Flint Do you feel a tug towards a new beginning? A longing to break free. Are you experiencing a sense that there is something you must release and let go of before you can move forward? A self-imposed limit, a story that is holding you back, or the heartache of unprocessed grief. Do you long to place a big full stop at the end of a chapter in your story, so you can turn the page and begin anew? We all experience these turning points in our lives. We begin something new or an important relationship, project, year, or phase draws to a close. We are in a constant state of flux between endings, transitions, and new beginnings. Each threshold is an opportunity to honour what has been, and to write our future history. With intention, we can use these watershed moments to activate our potential, release stuck energy and accelerate healing through ritual and ceremony. A ceremony is simply a rite of passage. It’s a way of making a wholehearted pledge; a commitment to our deepest selves, and also to our loved ones. Having a ceremony strengthens our resolve, deepens our bonds, and intensifies meaning. By symbolically stating our intentions and having them witnessed, ceremonies are a way to make lasting covenants with our future selves and our wildest dreams. My name is Jennifer Flint. I am a coach, author, and leadership development professional. I have been making my own DIY rituals for years to help me through some of the most difficult times of my life, and to inspire new ways of being and relating with myself. Latterly, I began doing this for friends and took the next natural step to becoming a Heart-Led Celebrant. I love working with clients to create bespoke ceremonies as unique as they are. I enjoy working with people who want to take the road less travelled and bring consciousness to how they live their one, wild, precious life. My purpose is to help people tell their stories, honour their journeys, and write their own endings. If you feel the sense of an important watershed moment happening in your life, or you want to honour one that has already been, I’d love to connect and offer you a no obligation coaching call to explore your story. I live by the sea in the North East of England and am currently writing my memoir ‘Wild Egg – Motherhood, Mystery, Midlife’. North East of England

Contact

Phone: 07743 893406

Email: jeneflint@gmail.com

Website: https://www.watershedmoments.co.uk/

Kimberlee Brown-Boyer

Celebrants

Kimberlee Brown-Boyer Hello! My name is Kimberlee Brown-Boyer and I am a Heart-Led, Independent Celebrant in Mustang, Oklahoma. I’ve always loved the intimacy and magic of word medicine. I come from a family of writers, readers and communicators so it’s with great love that I embrace my calling. I work as a Celebrant here in Mustang and the surrounding areas which include Edmond, Oklahoma City, Norman, Yukon and El Reno. I received my Advanced Celebrant Training in 2019 and being part of such an old and noble profession is a dream come true for me! Every day is filled with creativity and an opportunity to bring some joy and love into this world. My hobbies include but aren’t limited to: Spending time in my art studio painting animals in gorgeously vivid colors, being mesmerized by thunderstorms, listening to Bossa Nova, walking barefoot, digging in the dirt, planting seeds, spending time in the woods, cooking with whole foods, reading mysteries and ancient history, dancing everywhere and at any time, writing letters and keeping tabs on our five dogs. Life is such a magical roller coaster and I am so grateful for every second of every day! I can be messaged thru FB or email. Mustang and the surrounding areas which include Edmond, Oklahoma City, Norman, Yukon and El Reno

Contact

Email: Tea4boyer@gmail.com

Wendy Williams

Celebrants

Wendy Williams Wendy has a sincere love of people: living at one with nature and creating comfortable spaces that enable a sense of harmony and well-being. Her Celebrancy commitment to you comes as a culmination of fifty happy and successful years working with the public. She has engaged personally with people from all walks of life; age range; interests and experience having been responsible for co-ordinating the organisation; hosting and on-stage delivery of large public events such as conferences; educational days and demonstrations for the food industry. As an active listener and public speaker, her audiences have ranged from small village halls to large theatres in her previous roles as Teacher, Home Economist, Stress Management Counsellor and Disability Training Programme Co-ordinator. From easy conversations with her, she will gather together your thoughts and wishes whilst capturing the essence of you and your loved ones. These will then become the effectively spoken words of your loving and memorable celebration that will be as unique as you. She is a creative person, keen gardener, growing her own fruit and vegetables; enjoys cooking, entertaining and spending time with all those she loves. She trained as a Heart-Led Celebrant in 2018 and now creates highly personalised Ceremonies. Her Funeral ceremonies have encompassed the complexities and restraints brought by 2020’s Covid-19 pandemic. Able to cope with an emergency; flexible in her manner, she can ‘hold the space’ in such a way that everyone feels involved in your ceremony. Wendy is extremely pleased to be a part of the Heart-Led Network of Celebrants with whom she looks forward to working with for many years to come. North, South, East, West Yorkshire.

Contact

Phone: 01302 709141 or 07940 586416

Email: wendy.r.williams@mail.com

Website: www.weddingsbywendy.co.uk

Linda Willacy

Celebrants

Linda Willacy Based in the English Lake District, with many wonderful locations for weddings and vow renewals, I conduct weddings, vow renewals, baby naming ceremonies, and non-religious funeral services.  My aim is to help you celebrate life’s journey in a way that is meaningful to you.  Visit my website for information on me, my services and pricing. I am a friendly people-person, offering support, ideas, and getting on with the job in hand.  Creating and presenting services utilises my skills, developed over many years of writing and lecturing in Higher Education. I just love working with couples and families to create something special. I conduct many funeral services and work closely with numerous local funeral directors. You can request my services through your funeral director.  If they do not already have my contact details, no problem, I will contact them so we can work together. I completed the Heart-Led Celebrancy Training programme, passing with Distinction.  I am fully insured for UK and International Services and a member of the Association of Independent Celebrants. Areas covered: Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick, Kendal, Grange-over-Sands, Carnforth, Arnside, Silverdale, Kirkby Lonsdale, and all the villages in between!

Contact

Phone: 07702 914549

Email: willacylinda@gmail.com

Website: https://www.lakedistrictcelebrant.co.uk/

Kay Manby

Celebrants

Kay Manby My name is Kay Manby and I have had an assorted life working in different parts of the world including London, Hong Kong and Harrogate, where I now live and practice as a yoga teacher and celebrant. I have a large family, children and grandchildren on both sides of the globe. I was drawn to becoming a celebrant through attending my daughter’s wedding in Australia. It was bespoke, relaxed, special and personal and was the catalyst for discovering more about becoming a celebrant. What a privilege it is to share those sacred moments in people’s lives. I trained with Heart-led Celebrants and am deeply grateful to Veronika and Paul Robinson for their exceptional training and ongoing support. They have taught me how to create and deliver your significant occasion, one that is unique to your story and can reflect your spirit with integrity and respect. If you are planning to honour a Naming, Wedding, Renewal of Vows, Funeral or Memorial, I would be happy to help you, with kindness and empathy. Areas covered: North Yorkshire West Yorkshire

Contact

Phone: 07905 604787

Email: kay@lovekay.co.uk

Website: https://www.lovekay.co.uk/

Kirsten Rose

Celebrants

Kirsten Rose As a Heart-Led Celebrant, I currently live in Vermont, U.S.A. with my husband and son. Travel, motherhood, writing, performing as a singer/songwriter, and 23 years as a massage therapist and energy healer have all honed my skills for listening, finding meaning, weaving, co-creating, and alchemising the mundane into the magical in order to create a special ceremony for you. Every ceremony is created to be both beautiful, and imbued with the kind of rituals and experiences that allow you to remember and draw on them for sustenance, inspiration, and nourishment long after they are over. We will share your story, unfold the meaning of the moment for you, and articulate what you wish to release, invite or integrate into your special day. There is no standard form, only what you love. It is my joy as a celebrant to make sure your essence shines through, and what you truly love has room to blossom, in joy or sorrow. Each ceremony is a magical doorway, and as you walk through we honor who you have been and who you are becoming. I am honored to support you in all types of life transitions including Marriage, Funeral, Moving, Divorce, Child Leaving Home, Living Memorials, Mother & Baby Blessings, Menarche & Menopause ceremonies. Please contact me to schedule a free consultation for your in person or online bespoke ceremony: harmonyriverhealingarts.com WhatsApp +1 (802) 373-4108 https://www.facebook.com/harmonyriverhealingarts

Contact

Phone: +1 (802) 373-4108

Website: http://harmonyriverhealingarts.com/

Tania Fisher

Celebrants

Tania Fisher Bespoke Ceremonies Do you want a ceremony that represents you and your loved ones? I offer a bespoke service. I will create and deliver a ceremony unique to you and your celebration. If you wish to have your ceremony at sunrise or sunset, midnight on Halloween or New Year's Eve, I would be honoured to be there for you. My ceremonies are led from the heart. FB - Tania Fisher Bespoke Ceremonies.

Contact

Phone: 07565701391

Email: taniafisher.celebrant@gmail.com

Website: https://www.taniacelebrant.co.uk/

Lesley Wyatt

Celebrants

  Hello, my name is Lesley. I am an Independent Heart-led Celebrant living in the beautiful county of Cornwall. It is my privilege to craft ceremonies in words and custom which capture the unique stories and genuine sentiments of Love, Life or Loss. My role is to create a meaningful space, respecting the true intention of each ceremony. For my clients, I wish a ceremony that is matchless in its sincerity and beautiful in its atmosphere. I have a great respect for nature and appreciate the part she plays from our entering this world to departing it, and all amazing life in between. I acknowledge this in the ceremonies I craft. It can be as simple as bringing a sprig of fresh flowers to a space or as sublime as conducting a ceremony under a boundless sky. Your ceremony will be lead from the heart, both yours and mine.

Contact

Phone: 07798 694566

Email: lesley_wyatt@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.lesleymariawyatt.co.uk

Shirley Hall

Celebrants

Shirley Hall By following your heart and intuition, by having the confidence to have a celebration as unique and individual as you are, you’re sending a message to yourself and everyone involved that this is important and worth it. The only limits to your celebration are the boundaries of your imagination. FB: Freedom Celebrancy @freedomcelebrancy Within a 60 mile radius of Darlington

Contact

Phone: 07790816231

Email: shirleyhall22582@gmail.com

Sophie Urquhart

Celebrants

Sophie Urquart Sophie Urquhart is a fully trained celebrant and former registrar based in Pocklington, near York. She conducts ceremonies across Yorkshire, but is willing to travel further afield. With a background working as a registrar, she proudly completed her enjoyable training at Heart-led Ceremonies with distinction. Sophie really enjoys the exciting opportunities when working as a celebrant, writing and conducting your bespoke ceremony and making it everything you want it to be. Sophie is also available to officiate for a simple service in memory of your beloved pet; saying farewell and helping you to deal with the loss and pain. With many years’ singing nationally as a soprano, she can also sing a song of your choice at your wedding, or perhaps lead the singing of a favourite hymn at a funeral. Please feel free to look at my work at www.singingcelebrant.co.uk Telephone: 07957 227955 Instagram: singing_celebrant FB: singingcelebrantuk

Contact

Phone: 07957 227955

Email: sophieurquhart@hotmail.com

Website: https://www.singingcelebrant.co.uk/

Jenny Seed

Celebrants

Jenny Seed The celebration of a life event should be as unique as the individual. My mantra is “All you need is love”. I believe that the experience of sharing love through ceremony is a defining feature of what it means to be human. My ceremonies are not bound by any religious ideology – they are hand crafted ceremonies that honour your view of the world and illuminate love in its many forms. As a Heart Led Celebrant I am interested in the way we connect with each other, and how our relationships shape us as unique and special individuals. My interest in ceremony has grown from a long career in adult social care. I have had the privilege of working closely with a variety of people from different walks of life, seeing their lives from their own unique point of view. My experience has grown into a genuine understanding of the power that love can bring, in good times and in bad. Love motivates me to live my life empathically and I always to strive for tolerance, respect and equality. You might be welcoming a new baby into your family, making or renewing your wedding vows or celebrating a significant anniversary. Arranging a final goodbye to a loved one can be enriched by the creation of a special celebration of their life at a funeral, memorial or scattering of ashes ceremony. I can guide you as you consider what feels right, sharing ideas on how to convey your thoughts and feelings in a way that is meaningful and memorable. I undertake ceremonies throughout South West Scotland, Cumbria and North Lancashire. If you feel my style of celebrant work is right for you I’m happy to discuss working in other areas, this would include a mileage fee agreed in advance. Jenny Seed operates as Loving Choice Ceremonies. Search: facebook @loving choice ceremonies

Contact

Phone: 07807520499

Email: lovingchoiceceremonies@outlook.com

Gillian Macdonald

Celebrants

Gillian Macdonald

Hello my name is Gillian and I am a Heart-Led Celebrant based in the North West of England and travel between Liverpool, Southport, St Helens and Liverpool. I would appreciate the opportunity to conduct a Heart-Led service for you and your loved ones.

As a partner, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, I have been the strength, the hand-holder, the proud onlooker and the organiser; according to the needs of those around me.

Now I would like to use those skills to help and support those in my wider community.

I will plan a beautiful funeral, with your input, in order to respectfully say a final goodbye.

Together, we can create a memorial farewell to a loved one, perhaps at a later date due to current restrictions, when friends and family can say a ‘proper’ farewell.

These services will, truly, be Heart-Led. We can sing, pray, read a tribute or just hum along to a favourite tune whilst we wipe away a tear of sadness as we say goodbye; all according to what the deceased 'would have wanted’.

Other Services

As a grandmother, the arrival of my precious grandchildren has regularly brought joy to the lives of my family and friends. In conducting a Heart-Led naming ceremony, I can create a thoughtful and ethereal celebration of the beauty of life using poems, rituals and affirmations as we welcome the new addition to the family or celebrate the joining of new family members together to make a wider loving household.

A Heart-Led wedding ceremony will allow you to exchange rings, vows and love with those closest to you. Imagine sharing your love story with your nearest and dearest, pledging your troth and tying the knot as you capture all the romance of the past in jumping the broomstick as you enter wedlock.

Saying goodbye is so hard. I understand how much a pet is as important a part of the family, and much loved and I will also create a sensitive and respectful goodbye for your faithful friend as you inter their ashes in the garden of your home, should you wish.

Contact

Phone: 07923 845441

Email: heartledcelebrant@gmail.com

Amanda Calnan

Celebrants

Amanda Calnan Covering: Staffordshire – in person, Worldwide – zoom services. Offering: Funeral and wedding services. After studying to become a Heart-led celebrant with Veronika Robinson I took further courses with the Samaritans to increase my skills to help people through a family bereavement. I am flexible to provide whatever you need, able to tailor personal services to you and your family from short and sweet through to any length you wish. Currently offering zoom consultations and services for those unable to meet. To see if I’m the right celebrant for you, contact me by phone or email. First zoom consultation - free.

Contact

Phone: 07743 384444

Email: amanda.calnan@hotmail.co.uk

Fiona Doherty

Celebrants

Fiona Doherty Hello, my name is Fiona. I trained as an Independent Celebrant after many years employed in the DSS and more recently the Probation Service. Together, this has given me endless experience, listening to and collaboratively working with people in a respectful and sensitive way. Over the last few years, I have been to a wedding and a couple of funeral ceremonies, that I felt were a little flat, with something missing. In addition, I have also been present at ceremonies that filled me with inspiration. That was the seed of something in my mind, and with the belief that I already possessed many skills to bring to this immensely rewarding role I considered training to become a celebrant myself. As a compassionate person, with my emotions worn clearly on my sleeve, Heart-Led ceremonies have become a passion for me. I am genuinely interested in people and have an empathetic personality which I bring to my ceremonies. By working closely with couples and families I can help create an inclusive and fitting ceremony, quite unique in every way. I am based in Kent please contact me to talk about the ceremony you would like and together we can create something really special.

Contact

Phone: 07725 852 874

Email: appleblossomcelebrants@gmail.com

Gill Bunting

Celebrants

Gill Bunting When we have special events in our lives, it is important that if we choose, we can have ceremonies which reflect the uniqueness of the occasion. I specialise in funeral and memorial ceremonies however, I also really enjoy working with families to create bespoke wedding, vow renewal, naming and adoption ceremonies. So, what led me to the world of Celebrancy? Having had a teaching career in primary education, I have had the privilege of working with many children and their families. We have learned so much from each other and I have many wonderful memories. I have developed a wealth of experience. I hold a Certificate of Celebrancy with distinction from ‘Heart-Led Ceremonies Celebrant Training’ completed with Veronika and Paul Robinson. I continue to attend monthly CPD to ensure dynamic practice. From personal experiences, I know that there are times in life when we need support and guidance from someone who really understands. I love listening to the life stories and experiences of others. I have a passion for writing so to be able to craft bespoke ceremonies for my clients is an absolute honour. When I’m not working, spending time with family and friends is really important to me. I enjoy spending time outdoors, especially walking. Observing the gifts that each season brings is a real joy to me and I’m often found with a camera capturing these moments. Derby and the surrounding area

Contact

Phone: 0776 1234242

Email: gill.bunting@ntlworld.com

Gill Bunting

Celebrants

Gill Bunting When we have special events in our lives, it is important that if we choose, we can have ceremonies which reflect the uniqueness of the occasion. I specialise in funeral and memorial ceremonies however, I also really enjoy working with families to create bespoke wedding, vow renewal, naming and adoption ceremonies. So, what led me to the world of Celebrancy? Having had a teaching career in primary education, I have had the privilege of working with many children and their families. We have learned so much from each other and I have many wonderful memories. I have developed a wealth of experience. I hold a Certificate of Celebrancy with distinction from ‘Heart-Led Ceremonies Celebrant Training’ completed with Veronika and Paul Robinson. I continue to attend monthly CPD to ensure dynamic practice. From personal experiences, I know that there are times in life when we need support and guidance from someone who really understands. I love listening to the life stories and experiences of others. I have a passion for writing so to be able to craft bespoke ceremonies for my clients is an absolute honour. When I’m not working, spending time with family and friends is really important to me. I enjoy spending time outdoors, especially walking. Observing the gifts that each season brings is a real joy to me and I’m often found with a camera capturing these moments. Derby and the surrounding area

Contact

Phone: 0776 1234242

Email: gill.bunting@ntlworld.com

Jackie Jones

Celebrants

Jackie Jones

Hello, As a Celebrant, I compose stories, and poems. To get a sense of who I am and how I scribe, here is a portion of my story.

Raised on a farm; I have an innate connection with Mother Earth. I learned about the Cycles of Life and Rites of Passage. It wasn’t easy. My foundation stones were insecure.

In an isolated location, the animals became my family, my teachers and my guides. Devastated by the denial of my dream to run the farm, I have found other riches in life because of it. A B.Sc. from Oxford Brookes extended my knowledge in Geography and Geology. With further study I gained a PGCE from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

There have also been extensive explorations of America, Africa, Iceland and Europe. I discovered my life partner living next door!

My Script and Service is Sacred, Spiritual and Symbolic Heart-Led Celebrant Veronika Robinson showed me how to craft and create ceremonial scripts. I catch moments to capture magical memories. I use words which flow from my heart to become softened with age and time, mellowed with maturity and mood when shared with the universe.

As a Psychopomp and Doula, I have been midwife to many. I help spirits pass. I'm a heart doctor, Hedge-witch and inspirational teacher. I give life lessons. I am told I am wise.

I’ve learned that to be human is to experience suffering. Part of the suffering is to find the joy and happiness which stems from love.

I know this now.

I have a Lantern Called Hope. I follow the light she brings. So that I may bring love, and light, into your life, also.

The following people have been certified as Heart-led Celebrants. This means they have completed all modules required on their training course. Only those people who have been certified are entitled to use the Heart-led Celebrant logo. If you are seeking a Heart-led Celebrant, and have any queries about their status, please feel free to contact us for verification.

Linda Cook
Nicola Harrison
Laura Swainston
Natalie Abson
Elizabeth Coldwell
Helen Parsons
Glynis Haveron
Barbara Gubbins
Jillian Ackerlay
Kate Simpson
Sarah Larkins
Penny Blaze
Eileen Masters
Tanya Fisher
Kirsten Rose
Stewart Ennis
Frank Long
Anne Abbey
Amelie Lavan
Wendy Williams
Debbie O’Neill
Jane Stretton
Gemma Bolwell

Amanda Calnan
Sue Fraser
Georgia Wisbey
Adrienne Cotterell-Harrison
Helen Bay
Holly Paige
Emily Crabtree
Joyce Smith
Jennifer Flint
Kathryn Britton
Shirley Hall
Diane Fensome
Kirsty Dodds
Ali Robinson
Fiona Murray
Fiona Montrose
Sue Williams
Sophie Houghton Brown
Gwyn Harwood
Rachel Cheer
Irene Smith
Kimberlee Brown Boyer
Alison Broom

Andrea Keenan
Carol Crealock
Ben Foreman
Emma Willis
Fiona Doherty
Hazel Stewart
Jenny Seed
Julie Metcalf
Laura Whalen
Lauren Brundell
Lesley Wyatt
Lorna McColdrick
Mary Richards
Paul Degnan
Robert Broughton
Sandra Holgate
Sophie Sadler
Sue Goodwin
Sue Hollingsworth
Jacqui Harding
Amy Harris
Delilah Gyves-Smart
Lulu Harrison
Michelle Knight

Jenny Benson
Cath Shaw
Petra Rigby
Val Dockeray
Linda Willacy
Ollie Oakenshaw
Jackie Jones
Dominique Le Vin
Deborah Lloyd
Kay Manby
Victoria Woodward
Laura Grace-Cox
Gillian McDonald
Ruth Weston
Stephanie Dallow
Veronica Ferguson
Gill Bunting
Isabel Addison
Suzanne Raghavan
Melanie Wellard
Josie Perry
Ann Armstrong
Lynda Gibson
Jacquie Wilson