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Funeral & Celebration of Life

Bespoke, personalised ceremonies which focus on the life of the person

As a professional celebrant, I understand the importance of creating a personalised ceremony that truly reflects the life and personality of your loved one. Whether it's a cremation, burial, or ash ceremony, I take the time to listen to your wishes and incorporate them into a heartfelt and meaningful tribute. Let me help you honour your loved one in a way that feels authentic and true to their spirit.

Above the Clouds

Celebrant-led funeral ceremony

A true celebration of life

I will take time to learn about your loved one: I'll let you talk and listen carefully, taking notes and checking I understand what you're telling me. From there, I'll go away to create a beautiful and fitting service; including a hand-written eulogy or, as I like to call it, the 'Story of Life', music plan and readings & poems and work with your Funeral Director to ensure every moment of this difficult day will run smoothly.


On the Day

Perfectly Planned

On the day, I'll be working with your Funeral Director and the Attendant of the place of burial. You may choose to have the full service at the venue, or you may prefer to have a brief service and then an outdoor ceremony somewhere that was a favourite place of your loved one such as a lake, allotment or sports ground. Tell me how you want the day to go and we'll work it out together.

Claire Vickery at South Chapel, Reading Crem lecturn_edited.jpg
Wild Path

Your Ceremony,
Your Way

Respectful and Memorable

One of my closest friends attended the funeral of a young friend and told me that the whole experience was made even worse by the insensitivity of the ceremony leader. This had a profound effect on me and has shaped my thinking on how ceremonies should be led

Some recent feedback on my personality, delivery style and hand written ceremonies:

"Everyone said what a fantastic job you did yesterday at my dad's funeral. You wrote a eulogy that got him spot on - it was fab and made me laugh - and you read it with passion. You did an amazing job and we can't thank you enough." - Ms. Pennie Carter

If you feel you'd like to choose me as your celebrant, please either book me through your Funeral Director or contact me directly:

07768 245000

You may be interested to read about my visit to a crematorium I went to help me understand the process so I can assure my families and give them one less worry. There's also my my blog on Ash Ceremonies - what to do with your loved one's ashes which may give you some ideas for after a cremation.



I wish to thank you for the beautiful service you created.

For me, the day was perfect and I know Mum too would have loved this. There were a few things that Mum & I would have nudged each other and laughed quietly together, arm in arm as we did. 

Mrs. R.H

Brown Dog

It's not just about our human family

Pet Funerals

As a lifelong lover of pets, I know the heartbreak when a furry family member dies, which is why I have created Ash Ceremonies, Ash Scattering & Pet Burial Ceremonies.

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It was a perfect service and everyone who attended felt it captured his true essence and was exactly what he would have wanted.

Ms Annie T

Thank you so much, you were so supportive to me beforehand and on the day. I couldn’t have done it with out you stood there, I couldn’t have wished for a better lady to give my dear dad his final send off. You truly are an amazing person whom goes above and beyond her job thank you so much xx

Mrs. C.J.

Thank you for today Claire. It was so much easier knowing that you had it spot on x

Mrs. S

"....professional, compassionate, articulate, clear, fun, excellent reflection of [person's name] and recognition of the family, friends & life he lived. 5*"

Mr. M

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I've adopted The Celebrant Accord

An Excellent Funeral Celebrant:

1. Is professional

2. Cares for their clients

3. Is calm and shows natural leadership

4. Writes personalised ceremonies

5. Cares about their self-development

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