It was after attending the funerals of each loved-one, two of the funerals were just four weeks apart, and listening to the services which were delivered by Celebrants. I was left with a feeling that I did not understand. I wanted to be that person officiating the service. It felt like a calling, something connected within me so strongly and at the time I did not even know these people were Celebrants, and you could train to be one.
It's an absolute pleasure to introdue you to another of our Graduates this month, the wonderful Jenny Bell. Jenny completed both our Wedding and Funeral Celebrant training programmes and was a total joy to work with. She brings creativity, inclusivity and fun to her work and wrote outstanding ceremonies during her training.
This month, we’re delighted to introduce you to Karen Nutton. Karen completed her wedding celebrant training with Dinah in 2023. Karen is incredibly creative and multi-talented and the ideas and suggestions she brought to her Celebrant training were exceptional. What made you decide to become a Celebrant? Karen Nutton – Celebrant:When a close friend lost […]
This month I’m delighted to welcome Ali Williams of Perfect Ceremony, to the Blog. Ali was already a successful Wedding and Vow renewal Celebrant when she took our Funeral and Life Celebration training. Ali has worked with kids for much of her career and is also a trained singer, so she brings a multitude of […]
This month’s interview with a one of our Graduates, is with Beth Falconer, who completed her training with us back in April this year. It was a great experience working with Beth and I’ve been looking forward to sharing her thoughts on the blog with you. Her focus on neurodiversity and inclusion were evident throughout […]
I read the eulogy at Mum and Don’s service and it was a privilege. I knew this next chapter was an opportunity to bring what I have and continue to learn, to support others, but I wasn’t clear exactly how. Then I was approached by the Funeral Director of Don’s service, a friend, to ask if I had considered becoming a Celebrant… and so the journey started to unfold.
In our third interview with one of our Graduates, I am delighted to introduce you to Phillip Dackombe, The Welbeck Celebrant. Phillip completed his training both as a Funeral and also as a Wedding and Vow Renewal Celebrant. He was a complete joy to work with and brought a willingness to see others that was […]
I would love to hold a Life Celebration at the beach, hearing the waves in the background and having that wonderful expanse of sky behind us. To have lots of music, drinks and dancing after the Committal with lots of people wanting to share their memories of the person – with no time limits!
We’re going to be featuring regular interviews with our Graduates and of course, we had to start with our very first – Berni B, Full Life Celebrant. When Dinah, our Chief Training Officer, was writing the Wedding and Funeral Training programmes, Berni took the course and provided invaluable feedback as we built and adapted it. […]