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(NOCN) Level 3 Diploma

in Funeral Celebrancy (RQF).

(NOCN) Level 4 Award in Creating Conducting Children & Baby Funerals.

Full Member- Institute of Civil 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 will work with you to craft and conduct a ceremony which is tailored to

the beliefs, values and desires of the individual or family she is serving.

Alison is committed to working

to the highest of standards and prides herself on establishing good working 

relationships with funeral professionals.  

Alison will work alongside your funeral director and ensure that every last detail

of your service is planned meticulously.

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 anyone contributing to the ceremony on the day.

Alison will document the life of your loved one, write a personal eulogy for your approval and weave your wishes into a personal and befitting service for your loved one.

Your service. Your way.

A civil ceremony is essentially a 

non-religious ceremony. Unlike the constraints of a humanist ceremony,

I can include hymns and religious readings. The ceremonies I conduct 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 highly personalised and meaningful ceremony 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 closely with your funeral director and crematorium staff to ensure that every last detail of  

is planned and executed meticulously. 

I will support those contributing on the day, and step in when needed.

You're in safe hands.

Following the service, I will create

a souvenir copy of the service

and email you an electronic 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 as your imagination.

They’re more than just ashes and they deserve a fitting destination.

Ask Alison

Continuity of Service

 "It is a privilege 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.




I can't imagine what you're feeling.
That's the truth.

Working closely with bereaved families 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,

which will enable me to write and conduct a

meaningful and highly personal ceremony for your child. 

I am affiliated with several relevant organisations

I can recommend to bereaved families

who are suffering the loss of a child.



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.

Email me for more information



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. 

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