Claire Turnham is the Oxford based Founder of Only with Love and Chair of the Home Funeral Network. She is dedicated to empowering, educating and guiding families to tenderly take care of their own and can undertake all aspects of a home and family led funeral.
Claire is a pioneer in the growing Home Funeral Movement within the UK. She is recognised both here and overseas as a leading Home Funeral Guide, Independent Celebrant and Death Care Educator.
Claire is an active member of the National Home Funeral Alliance and has developed strong relationships with other Home Funeral Guides, Undertakers and Celebrants from the UK, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
She was awarded 2016 Runner Up Green Funeral Director of the Year and Commended for her OWL Funeral Services at the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Good Funeral Awards. Claire regularly facilitates Death Cafes within Oxfordshire and is an OxBEL volunteer.
Website - http://www.onlywithlove.co.uk/
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 01865 362984 Mobile: 07881641583
Dee Ryding set up and now runs Divine Ceremony; a small, independent Undertakers, serving Bristol, Bath and the surrounding area. As an award winning Celebrant Dee has been creating bespoke funeral ceremonies for the last 7 years, and has taken over 1500 ceremonies in and around Bristol and Bath. She is passionate about end of life care, and the importance of a “good funeral” for the deceased, but also for those of us left behind.
We offer families a personal, funeral service, to help you create an appropriate ceremony. We recognise that we are all individuals with our own needs and requirements. As Funeral Directors we are here to help you make the most appropriate decisions for your funeral needs, whether that is burial, cremation, or a memorial ceremony.
Website - http://divineceremony.org
Email - email@example.com
Phone - 07989 402 476
Jacqueline Clark is a Home Funeral Guide, Soul Midwife, Independent Celebrant and Death Educator. She is also a Marie Curie end-of-life Companion.
She is passionate about empowering families to have more involvement in the funerals of their loved ones, offering guidance and support to those on the Somerset/Dorset/Devon borders She can assist with:
Jacqueline offers regular ‘Dying to Talk’ sessions - conversation around death and dying over tea and cake as well as the occasional ‘introduction to Home Funerals’ workshop.
Phone: 01458 251725 Mobile: 0776 349 3058
Tora Colwill is a home funeral specialist. She established The Modern Funeral in Brighton to help put people in charge of the funeral process, creating personalised funerals that cost less - and mean more.
The Modern Funeral offers information and support, and can facilitate the practical and ceremonial aspects for a fitting tribute.
Our dead belong to us. Caring for them is our right and privilege, and doing so can have long-lasting emotional and psychological benefits.
The Modern Funeral operates in East Sussex and beyond.
telephone: 01273 569 052 mobile: 07795 552 506
Supporting sacred encounter for a peaceful transition.
My name is Julia Bee and I am an experienced spiritual care provider and Soul Midwife living in the Oxford area and having undergone my training with Felicity Warner www.soulmidwives.co.uk
I offer non-medical, holistic companionship to the dying and spiritual end-of-life care for those who are seeking a ‘good death’ through being open to the direction and pace of their spirit.
I believe there is no greater privilege than to be accepted as a friend to someone who is dying as they make their journey across the sacred threshold.
My main aim is to:
Nixie James-Scott Unique Ceremonies. I am a non-denominational ordained OneSpirit Minister, Celebrant and Family Led / Home Funeral guide, based in North Devon. Not personally rooted in any religion but coming from a place of deep earth based Spirituality I honour people of all faith paths or none. I spend time with families and friends to learn about their departed one’s life and wishes then pull together the elements and weave them into a Ceremony perfectly reflecting the individuals and circumstances involved.I approach this whole process with empathy and gentle humour 'holding' the space to allow the flow of all emerging emotions.
As individuals approach their death many wish to make plans for their funeral or simply need someone other than their loved ones to talk to. I can visit, listen, discuss and plan; this may be cathartic to both the individual and their family and friends, knowing they are being heard.
Twitter @RevNixie - Facebook – Nixie James-Scott Unique Ceremonies
www.unique-ceremonies.co.uk - firstname.lastname@example.org
About Lyn Baylis - UK Coordinator for LifeRites, a not for Profit organisation which offers Celebrant and End of Life training with a network of Celebrants and Ministers and is working actively to ensure that funeral poverty is addressed across the UK. Lyn has been working as a Multifaith Minister for 40 years and is also a Hospital and Hospice Chaplain, an End of Life Transition Guide and Natural Death Educator. www.liferites.org.uk
Email LifeRites: email@example.com Phone LifeRites: 07717 482721
Emma Curtis is a Minister ‘without religion’ and the founder of Extraordinary Ceremonies. She creates highly personalised funerals and memorial ceremonies based on the personalities and beliefs of those she serves. As a certified thanatologist and grief specialist, as well as a celebrant, she helps the bereaved to feel fully supported through and beyond the funeral ceremony. Emma believes that the traditional stiff upper lip is not serving us well in our grief and facilities gentle, supportive ways to mourn with dignity. She was a finalist for the Good Funeral Guide’s ‘Celebrant of the Year’ Award in both 2015 and 2016.Emma is also an international opera singer, sound healer, creative arts therapist, breathwork facilitator, body worker and responsible rebel.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 07768 878764
Cheryl Tissot is a Voice Coach for Public Speaking. She is a skilled stage performer, radio presenter, actor and vocalist. She trained at the Joan Barnes Theatre School, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and Mountview Conservatoire for the Performing Arts.
Helping people with their funeral readings or speeches is the most rewarding thing I do. All too often the loved ones of the deceased will be standing up in front of an expectant audience for the very first time. In these circumstances it can be hard enough to speak clearly. But then pile on top of this a heightened degree of distressed emotion and it can be impossible for them to get their words out.
My personalised 1:1 funeral speaking coaching is therapeutic as well as achieving the ultimate aim of a smooth and stress free delivery on the day. It’s an individual and organic experience calling on Mindfulness techniques to keep you in the moment. You will learn how to breathe correctly and efficiently, deliver your piece at the correct speed, work with (not against) rising emotion and you will come to actually enjoy your poignant tribute to your loved one.
Clients are treated with the utmost sensitivity and respect during what is a very difficult time. Our initial connection conversation/meeting is strictly on a no obligation basis.
Web: www.engravedheart.co.uk Email: email@example.com
Tel: 07812 180076
Marisa Picardo is an End of Life Doula and a Funeral Celebrant. She lives in Glastonbury, Somerset. As a independent funeral celebrant, she will work with you in creating a beautiful, bespoke and personal ceremony to acknowledge, honour and celebrate the life of the person who has died. As a midwife to the dying, Marisa offers support to those who want to plan ahead and to those who are dying. She will advise and support those wanting to become aware of their choices, she can also offer rituals and ceremonies at this rites of passage. She offers a non- medical holistic companionship to guide and support the dying through towards a gentle and tranquil death, . Marisa is a massage /body worker, she is an Holistic therapist and includes Reiki, healing and sound therapy.
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