Life is a journey - and the best bits are always about love.
Sometimes love is expressed in promises and celebration;
Sometimes in memories and farewells.
Whatever the occasion, having the right person to
help you mark the moment,
to tell the story, to hold it all together, matters.
Whether a wedding, a naming ceremony,
A vow renewal or a funeral,
It would be my privilege
To be by your side.
A BIT ABOUT ME...
I love life and I love people. The rest is really just decoration... but here goes:
I was born in Yorkshire and grew up in Lancashire so I've got the best of both worlds for a northerner! And having lived in many places since, including France, I love meeting people of all backgrounds. I'm married to Gill and we are super happy together. I'm also a Dad, and have two grandsons. I have experienced my share of personal loss too, and have had the privilege to speak at my parents funerals, as well as those of close personal friends. All of these aspects of my story help equip me for the role of a Celebrant, but also does my previous life as a ordained minister.
For some years now, I've been working independently as a Celebrant. I love the freedom I have to enable people of all faiths and none to say what matters to them on their important occasion, finding ways to create ceremonies that aim to include everyone- using words and actions that reflect people's own journey, spirituality and traditions. Whatever is meaningful to those I work alongside is what I enjoy making possible.
My work includes 'hello's (Naming Ceremonies), 'I do's' (Weddings) and 'goodbye's (Funerals) as well as other life ceremonies. I founded a growing network of bereavement support groups called Love & Loss for people who are struggling through grief. I was delighted to be awarded Celebrant of the Year for Yorkshire and the north east by the Wedding Industry Awards in 2020. In all my ceremonies, I'm authentic, down to earth and a keen storyteller.
Explore my site to see what I offer. If you want someone by your side as you prepare for an important life occasion, please get in touch.
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