Becoming a funeral celebrant
Having retired after 30 years as a police officer I've dealt with the immediate impact on families of death and loss.
When someone close to me died the funeral celebrant asked me to read a treasured poem, sowing the seeds of becoming a funeral celebrant myself.
I chose to be an independent funeral celebrant because I am not a humanist or a member of any faith group, so I can create a ceremony that fits your beliefs and values and brings you comfort on the day and in the years to come.
Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
I belong to the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants (FPC) and work to their code of conduct and high standards.
You can see my story on the FPC website
My other roles
I volunteer as a caseworker for SSAFA (the armed forces charity) and am often inspired by people's life stories (not just military lives).
I am passionate about animal welfare and was a volunteer tour guide at Monkey World for three years. My wife and I have rehomed many cats and dogs - the latest is Ralph, an elderly spaniel.
As a guitarist, my love of music helps with creativity and music conveys emotions that words often cannot. I help you find your special music. During my visit to you, using Spotify (with 30 million songs) we should find your choice!