YOUR FUNERAL CELEBRANT
(NOCN) Level 3 Diploma
in Funeral Celebrancy (RQF).
(NOCN) Level 4 Award in
Creating and Conducting
Children & Baby Funerals.
Alison has adopted The Celebrant Accord.
This defines the attributes and skills required of an excellent funeral celebrant and is intended to set the standards by which all celebrants offering funeral services
should be measured.
Alison is reviewed on
The Celebrant Directory
Alison is a full member of The
Assoc. of Independent Celebrants,
The Good Funeral Guild, and supports The Natural Death Centre.
Alison is an equality-minded celebrant, committed to working to the highest of standards, driven to learn, evolve and
grow in her role as a celebrant.
What can I expect from you as a Civil Celebrant?
Leading up to the day
Alison will meet with you to explain the process of creating a service and give as little or as much advice as required. She will take care of the arranging of music and communicate with those contributing to the ceremony on the day.
Alison will document the life of your loved one, write a befitting eulogy
for your approval and weave your wishes into a highly-personalised
service for your loved one.
Your service. Your way.
A civil ceremony is essentially a
Unlike a humanist celebrant, I am able to include hymns / religious readings.
The ceremonies I create are infused with love, great care and heartfelt emotion.
The content is your choice.
That's why I LOVE a Civil Ceremony.
Traditional or modern,
I will work with you to create a meaningful service for your loved one.
There are no 'rights or wrongs'.
Only what is right for your family.
On the day
I pride myself on working efficiently with your funeral director and fellow professionals to ensure that every last detail of the ceremony is planned and executed meticulously.
I will support you on the day and
go the extra mile to assure that
you feel in safe hands.
Following the service, I will create
a keepsake copy of the ceremony.
I will also email you a pdf copy to
share with family and friends.
Keep doing what you do.
You are awesome. Thank you. Xx
L. Marling. London
A Celebration of Life
When celebrating the life of someone who had a significant presence within their community,
such as a school teacher, college professor or a celebrity,
a more elaborate celebration may be appropriate, in order to cater for a larger group of people.
Alison can help you make all the necessary arrangements offering as much or as little guidance as needed.
A Helping Hand
You may wish to scatter the ashes on a mountain top or have them made into a pendant or wind chime.
Your choices are as wide and as varied as your imagination allows.
"They’re more than just ashes and they deserve a fitting destination."
Continuity of Service
"It is such a pleasure to walk
alongside my families at this time."
When the time is right,
Alison can help you create
a brief ceremony to acknowledge
this part of your journey.
It is often a comfort to have
the celebrant who conducted
the funeral to be beside you
at this final farewell.
BABY & CHILDREN FUNERALS
I can't imagine what you're feeling.
That's the truth.
Working closely with bereaved parents is something I am particularly passionate about and I take my role as your celebrant seriously.
I have a (NOCN) Level 4
Diploma in Baby & Children Funerals (RVQ).
I will gently guide and support you in making personal choices,
working alongside you to write and create a
meaningful and highly personal ceremony for your family.
I am affiliated with several relevant organisations
I can recommend to bereaved families
who are suffering the loss of a child.
A LIVING EULOGY
Your Story. Your Way. Today.
Your Story. Your Way. Today.
What do your next of kin know about your early life
and the experiences that have shaped you into the person you are today?
Alison can sit with you and help you create a 'living eulogy' from birth to present day.
This can take more of a 'document' form or can be created for delivery.
A 'Living Eulogy' is NOT a legal document.
It is simply your story; something to share with your next of kin
or to leave in safekeeping with the executor of your will.
Alison can also assist you in clearly documenting any additional wishes
you may have for your funeral such as music choices, readings and other funeral choices.
It's hard to talk to loved ones about death.
It is not uncommon for people to pay for their funeral in advance,
but are you comfortable talking to your spouse or family members regarding
the aspects of your funeral that will make it personal to you.
You may wish to talk about it, but your family may find it difficult.
Talk to me.
Alison can sit with you and help you document your funeral choices.
It can be liberating, even empowering, to feel so in control of your own service.
It can leave you with a great sense of love and appreciation of the life you are still living.
For that special member of your family.
"Helping my son through the tragic loss of his pet several years ago,
I understand the healing benefits of a 'ritual' when you lose that special member of your family."
The loss of a pet is so very painful, for children and adults alike.
You may wish to keep your pet's ashes, or scatter them somewhere significant.
The creation of a simple ceremony will allow you to celebrate your pet's life
and facilitate a path for expression of sadness and great healing.
Email me for more information.