A celebrant is a professional writer and a professional speaker. Celebrants communicate feelings, meaning, love, warmth and also sadness.
I trained initially as a Family & Wedding Celebrant with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants before training with Mountain Celebrations Celebrant School in Newport, Wales, where I studied for Level 3 NOCN Certificate in Funeral Celebrancy.
I worked within the Public Sector for 18yrs before starting my own training company in 2001. This work took me throughout the UK, meeting very many different people.
Bringing together the skills of speaking and writing naturally led me towards becoming a celebrant.
To respect and honour the wishes of the individual and their loved ones, is the most important part of doing this work and that's why I chose to become an Independent Civil Celebrant, not tied to a set of beliefs that would be imposed upon anyone. I truly believe that I am there only to help the bereaved and respect their wishes, with the result of preparing and delivering a service as they want it.