My First Few Funeral Ceremonies, Looking Back

My First Few Funeral Ceremonies, Looking Back

I’d forgotten that I started blogging on Google, and have found this post relating to when I started doing funeral ceremonies. I called it, simply, “Being a celebrant”. It still surprises me how often people in West Wales tell me they didn’t...
The Perfect Resting Place

The Perfect Resting Place

Yesterday, Friday 10th July I officiated at the funeral of a lady in a little village between Newcastle Emlyn and Aberporth. I met Ron, her husband, and her daughter and son a few days before the ceremony (as normal) and created the ceremony (as normal). But...
Is A Funeral A Celebration of Life?

Is A Funeral A Celebration of Life?

I think I’m going to gatecrash a few funerals when I feel like being cheered up. This in response to the excellent article written by John Kelly and published in the Guardian. It reflects the move in recent times to see a funeral as a “time to be...