Ideas, Inspiration & Joy

The future of funeral ceremonies: eight trends for 2019

The future of funeral ceremonies: eight trends for 2019 by Rosalie Kuyvenhoven. Funeral ceremonies are changing. An increasing number of people opt for a ceremony that focuses on the life of the person who has died rather than a traditional, religious service led by a...

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Getting married second time around. I do, take two!

Getting married second time around. I do, take two! Well here’s the thing, I marry people in love and I celebrate whatever your love is. I am a writer and a celebrant and I love my craft. I was recently asked if I had a favourite wedding and my reply was “the second...

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Job Swap By Celebrant SJ

BREAKING BABY NEWS! I’d been doing the same job, in broadcast news, for the last 14 years. I loved it. High energy fast paced and extremely rewarding. I imagined that I’d be doing it for a very long time. Fast forward to July 2016, my beautiful baby boy was born....

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Real life ceremony: Mary & Mike

Mary & Mike’s story began 4 years ago.  Mary had recently lost of partner and was heading to Spain for the winter.  After trawling the internet to find lady friends but having found none, she decided to look for men for friendship and came across Mike’s profile. ...

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An arresting career: Dorset Celebrant Martin Hiles

Life lessons on dealing with death How could I possibly imagine that my days as a police officer would prepare me so well for later life as an independent funeral celebrant? As a 19 year old ‘Bobby’ on the beat I had to visit parents to tell them their son, who was my...

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