About The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

As a ‘Fellowship’ we pride ourselves on being a friendly association of people who have a shared interest. We are all passionate about people, we are all passionate about ceremony and we are driven to write and deliver beautiful personalised ceremonies for any of life’s milestones.

The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants (FPC) was officially founded by Terri Shanks in January 2011. Terri had already, by this time, been training both funeral and marriage celebrants for more than 3 years. Her vision was to provide ongoing structure, support and networking for those she had trained within a safe, ethical and friendly environment.

The foundations of the FPC lay not only in our high standards but in those core values and ethics which stand firmly at the centre of our organisation today.

Membership of the FPC is exclusively for those celebrants who have successfully completed one or more of our acclaimed training courses and have been certified by us as;

FUNERAL CELEBRANTS and/or MARRIAGE & FAMILY CELEBRANTS

Predominantly our celebrants are trained to write and conduct the following ceremonies

✧ BABY NAMINGS & ADOPTION CEREMONIES.

✧ WEDDING CEREMONIES (inc Same Sex Marriages)

✧ COMMITMENT CEREMONIES

✧ HANDFASTING CEREMONIES

✧ RENEWAL/REAFFIRMATION OF VOWS

✧ FUNERALS

✧ MEMORIAL CEREMONIES

✧ SCATTERING or INTERMENT OF ASHES

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

All of our celebrants are trained to write bespoke and personalised ceremonies for every person, couple or family whom we serve. We never train or encourage any celebrant to use pre-written templates for services and our ethos is very much that every person is unique and therefore every ceremony should be unique.

Any member of the public or professional who engages with us, such as Funeral Directors and Wedding Planners, can be assured that in choosing an FPC Celebrant, they are choosing someone who has been professionally trained to an exceptionally high standard. They are choosing someone who is fully certified and has no criminal convictions; providing total piece of mind in an un-regulated profession.

Whatever type of ceremony you are in the process of arranging, please do have a look through our member profiles – feel free to contact more than one of them and see who you feel may have the right personality and character to match yours. We know you will find the perfect person to deliver the perfect 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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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. 

Our motto is “Your Voice, Your Choice, Your Ceremony