Funerals are the final chance we have to say our goodbyes; to pay our respects, give thanks and celebrate the life that has passed, however long or short that life was.
It is one of the hardest things in life to talk about and yet it’s a crucial part of the grieving process.
It is a real privilege and honour to officiate at funeral services as the celebrant. To be able to support the family at this difficult time and also offer comfort by listening and understanding, is incredibly humbling.
I commit to creating the most fitting and bespoke ceremony for your loved one; sincere, memorable and celebratory.
Hi, my name is Linda John,
and I create and officiate beautiful and bespoke celebration of life ceremonies and funerals in south Warwickshire and The Cotswolds.
It is my job to do the very best I can in creating a highly bespoke and bespoke celebration of life for your loved one. I want to get to understand your wishes, and I also want to get to know the life lost; their life story, personality and character. I am looking to capture the very essence of them in the service I create.
Often, the family would like to play a role in the ceremony. Together we can agree where you would like to contribute; readings, poems and tributes, and even the eulogy. I will work around the family and support you all the way. I can also give suggestions for music and other ideas to really personalise the ceremony. Together we will build the elements that create wonderful memories and really celebrate the life that was.
This process of creating a truly befitting ceremony often brings a huge amount of comfort for the family.
I will make sure your loved one gets an amazing ceremony that hits all the right notes and creates lasting and wonderful memories.
The overriding aim is to create a ceremony that helps the family move on from their loss. That celebrates, gives gratitude and is a perfect and warmly endearing way to say goodbye.
It is my aim for the words I use in the ceremony to be the words you would use to describe your loved one's life. It will reflect everything about them, including their quirkiness and humour, passions and beliefs.
This is a celebration of a life and the ceremony must reflect the personality and the very essence of the person we are celebrating.
My fee for a celebration of life is £250 and includes travel within an hour of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. I am more than happy to travel further however additional mileage will be charged at 45p per mile*. My fee covers the following:
An initial no obligation telephone call to introduce myself and check how you would like to proceed
A face to face meeting, or via Zoom, where we can talk about the life we are celebrating to allow me to write the structure and content for the ceremony, and agree who might like to be involved in the ceremony and how.
I will provide suggestions for readings, poems etc and will guide you in writing any words that will be spoken by the family/friends
Email of the core elements of the ceremony for your review
Unlimited edits and revisions to ensure you are completely happy with the ceremony
Consultation with key people involved in the ceremony
Finally, on the day, I will be at the venue at least 30 minutes ahead of the ceremony
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You can contact me directly or through a funeral director.
I am able to deliver the ceremony at any location, chapel, crematorium, woodland or natural burial site of your choosing.
Linda made our Mum’s funeral a special day, a celebration of her life full of memories and reflection. Linda guided us through how the funeral would be and the layout of the crematorium, a new one to our family. The whole day went like clockwork, due I believe to Linda’s planning and attention to detail. Thank You.
Funeral - November 2022
Linda wrote and delivered a beautiful ceremony for my aunt. The service was warm and memorable and really reflected my aunt's life and character. I would highly recommend her.