Leading funerals & memorials
Having retired after 30 years as a police officer, I've experienced the impact on families of death and bereavement. I also became experienced at public speaking and ceremonial occasions.
When someone close to me died the funeral celebrant asked me to read a treasured poem, sowing the seeds of becoming a funeral and memorial celebrant myself.
I am not a humanist or a member of any faith group. I am independent and create a ceremony that fits your beliefs and your values. So, a service with some religion or a completely non religious service is entirely your decision.
As a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants (FPC) I work to their code of conduct and high standards. I have been helping families since 2018 and my story is on the website
Away from work
Throughout my life I have been involved with animal welfare. I've volunteered at rescue centres and have re-homed many cats and dogs over the years.
For several years I was a voluntary caseworker for SSAFA (the armed forces charity), helping veterans and their dependents in need.
As a musician I love the creativity of helping you to find the right music to convey the memories and emotions that will be part of the occasion.
When I visit you (using Spotify with 30m songs) we will find your special music choices.