Blog posts from April2014

Testimonials and thank yous April 22, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Death, Funerals

In the sensitive world of the funeral industry, as a Celebrant,  it is very difficult to market what I do.  I am very aware not to appear as an ‘ambulance chaser’, or hang around A&E or the local care home, in the hope of new business.   Much of my work comes from personal referral, either […]

The Cherish Pledge for Funerals April 14, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Death, Funerals

I take my work as a funeral celebrant very seriously, and I wrote this to reassure Funeral Directors that I will work professionally, competently and respectfully at all times, as befits the profession.  The Cherish Pledge   As a trained and responsible Funeral Celebrant, I promise that:   I will make contact with the deceased’s […]

Death – a taboo word? April 14, 2014

Filed under: Death, Funerals

There are countless euphemisms to acknowledge that someone has died .  Pushing up the daisies, popped his clogs, six feet under, gone to meet his maker…..Anything to avoid using the actual, factual terminology.  The famous Blue Parrot sketch in Monty Python’s Flying Circus mocked the way we skirt around talking about death. Death, Dying, Dead.    […]

You Only Live Once? April 10, 2014

Filed under: Celebrant, Death, Dying Matters, Funerals

Wrong!  You only DIE once!!  #YODO as the Dying Matters Awareness folk call it – and this is the theme for their Awareness Week in May this year. Peaches Geldof has been on my mind a lot… I doubt somehow that she had made her final wishes known. We assume that making our arrangements is […]