Weddings, Funerals, Renewal of Marriage Vows, Naming Ceremonies
A BIT ABOUT ME...
Stop Press! DELIGHTED to have won The Wedding Industry Award for Best Celebrant in the Yorkshire & North East regions! Next stop, the national finals in January. Anyway...
...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.
I used to work for the church as an ordained minister which gave me huge experience of leading ceremonies of all kinds. Now, I'm no longer part of the church, and love the freedom I have to enable people of all backgrounds to find ways to create ceremonies that are meaningful to them - using words and actions that reflect their own journey, spirituality and traditions. I love working with people of no faith, of traditional faith, of lost faith, of alternative faith, of absolutely-no-faith-at-all-thank you-very-much.
My aim is to help you celebrate your ceremony in the way that is most appropriate to you - whatever your beliefs.
When I'm not working, I love walking in the hills, playing drums, reading - and a really good pint.
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.