The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
Passionate about ceremony
Passionate about people
As the largest organisation of independent celebrants in the UK and Europe, our celebrants are professionally trained to write and deliver personalised ceremonies full of meaning and heart.
You may be welcoming a new baby into the family or planning to make a life-long commitment to the one you love. Perhaps you are looking to renew or reaffirm your vows of commitment to a spouse or loved one. Many people also visit our website having been recently bereaved, looking for that very special person to lead a funeral service for someone they have loved dearly.
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We have a membership of over 800 and here you will find a network of dedicated professionally trained celebrants who are based throughout the U.K., Europe and beyond. All who care passionately about writing and delivering personalised ceremonies to commemorate and celebrate all of life’s milestones.
I am proud to be the Founder & Director of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants (FPC), an organisation which now has a reputation for excellence and has built not only on high standards and professionalism, but strong ethics, values & belief diversity.
Each and every one of our celebrant members have been professionally trained; successfully completing either their ‘Certificate in Funeral Celebrancy’ and/or their ‘Certificate in Marriage & Family Celebrancy’ with us. This means that by choosing an FPC Celebrant to conduct your ceremony you can be assured of choosing someone who will not dictate to you what you can or can’t have, and will not be reading from a pre-set template – but someone who will spend time with you, will listen to you & guide you and will work with you to write and deliver a beautiful, personal & heartfelt ceremony whatever the occasion may be.
It doesn’t matter what your religious beliefs may or may not be, it doesn’t matter whether you are marrying someone of the opposite sex or someone of the same sex, whether you want a ceremony which is more traditional or are looking to have something more unusual or contemporary. We hope that you can find a celebrant in your area that you make a real & genuine connection with, and whatever the occasion you will be able to work closely together to find the words, music & symbolism to create a meaningful ceremony which will be remembered by all – for all the right reasons.
Terri Shanks x
Whether you are searching for a celebrant to conduct a Baby Naming, Wedding, Commitment Ceremony, Renewal of Vows, Funeral or Memorial Ceremony, we’re here to help.
Independent celebrants like ourselves can offer total flexibility and on all occasions will both respect and reflect any religious or spiritual beliefs which you may (or may not) have. The choice to include content such as hymns, prayers, blessings or religious readings is entirely down to you. commemorating.
Our motto is “Your Voice, Your Choice, Your Ceremony”
TESTIMONIALS OF FELLOWSHIP CELEBRANTS
You made it the most special, intimate and meaningful ceremony. Everybody felt the service was personal, romantic, poignant and memorable. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
– HENRIETTA AND JOHN
TESTIMONIALS OF FELLOWSHIP CELEBRANTS
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Jennifer for such a beautiful Naming Ceremony for our baby Theodore. Both Jennifer’s help with planning, to the ceremony itself, was a wonderful and memorable experience, and everyone had an absolutely delightful time.
– LUCY AND ANDRAS
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