Funeral Ceremonies Dorset

Ceremonies by the sea

Memories, moments and mourning

A celebration of life and death

Grief can overwhelm our ability to think coherently. Often planning or even contemplating the funeral ceremony of somebody we have lost can feel like an insurmountable task.

We need to mourn, yet we also need to remember a life, where that person’s astounding, affirming, quirky, generous gifts of living can be shared and remembered. This is where I come in.

May your smile (may your smile)
Shine on (shine on)
Don’t be scared (don’t be scared)
Your destiny may keep you warm
‘Cause all of the stars are fading away
Just try not to worry, you’ll see them someday
Take what you need, and be on your way
And stop crying your heart out

– Oasis –

If you choose not to hold a religious ceremony, your funeral director will recommend a celebrant they have worked with and trust. I will then contact you and arrange to visit.

Over a cup of tea, you will have the time and space to talk about the person who has died, their life and what you want now, while I listen. Then I will go away and create the ceremony you would like delivered, all the time keeping in touch with you.

Lean on me
When you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on…
For it won’t be long
Till I’m gonna need somebody to lean on
You just call on me…

– Bill Withers –

A Celebration of life and death

Whether you choose to incorporate personal, individual symbolism in the service or prefer traditional rites of passage, I will craft the words to convey your memorial message.

Whether it is held at a crematorium, a woodland burial, at the funeral directors or at the wake, I will speak for you. If you want to remember on a beach, in a local pub, at home, I will hold a ceremony.

I will also draw out happy memories, share delightful stories friends may not know, a joke they never heard or a song that your loved one cherished.

Today there are many affirming and supportive resources you can access to help you with your grief. I am always happy to share these with you whilst we plan the ceremony together.

Funeral Ceremony price £220

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