Life is a journey - and the best bits are always about love.
Sometimes that love is expressed in promises and celebration;
Sometimes in memories and farewells.
Whatever the occasion, having someone 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 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 work independently and love the freedom I have to enable people of all backgrounds. Finding ways to create ceremonies that aim to include everyone- using words and actions that reflect people's own journey, spirituality and traditions. I love working with people of no faith, traditional faith, lost faith, alternative faith, absolutely-no-faith-at-all-thank you-very-much. We're all human first!
When I'm not working, I love walking in the hills, playing drums, reading - and a really good pint.
I was delighted to be awarded Celebrant of the Year for Yorkshire and the north east.
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.