Funeral for my Mother

Funeral for my Mother

Funeral for my Mother The saddest blog I ever want to write Two days ago I attended a funeral as a mourner rather than celebrant. This was my own mother’s funeral and I still find it hard to believe that it’s happened. I’m writing this not knowing whether I shall make...
Funeral for a Friend

Funeral for a Friend

Funeral for a Friend. A funeral can be prepared with a day or two’s notice, or we can start months or years before the day arrives. Take time to prepare if possible. Last Winter my friend Felicity called me warning me that she’d be requiring my service as a...
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...