As a funeral celebrant, I am totally committed to providing the very best service, which is why feedback from families is extremely important to me. I have been touched by the feedback I've had, and it reminds me how much this service is really needed. Here are a few comments that have been sent to me.

“Professional and Polished”

“Hi Jonathan, Just a quick note to thank you for your work at Dad's service this afternoon. You pitched it perfectly and everyone present commented on how professional and polished you were. You made a very sad afternoon a lot easier for a lot of people, me included. Once again, thank you.”

Clive - 01/02/2019

“As Lovely as It Could Be”

“Dear Jonathan, I wanted, on behalf of us all, to say thank you for everything you have done for us in the last days. It's not just about all the time you spent and how you helped and guided (and allowed!) us in making just the kind of service that we wanted for our lovely mum. It's also how your energy and interest are so obviously from the heart and soul, not merely professional, which makes the most massive difference in the world. Mummy's funeral was as lovely as it could be, loads of people said how it gave such feeling of her... You were 'just right' and I hope that maybe you enjoyed it too (you know what I mean).”


“Thank You Most Sincerely”

“Dear Jonathan, I wanted to thank you most sincerely for the way you conducted Ernest's funeral yesterday. My family were delighted with the content and I know that was largely due to your suggestions. I can now look back on the day fondly rather than trying to erase it from my mind.”

Gloria - 01/10/2018

“Pitch Perfect”

“Hi Jonathan, it was a tremendous reception; the atmosphere was amazing and full of love and goodwill. Everyone was bursting with praise for the service, which was judged pitch-perfect, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help and your eloquent well-chosen words. We've all of us lost a huge figure in our lives, but this was the best possible way to close it out.”

Ginny - 01/03/2018

“Most Heartfelt Thanks”

“Dear Jonathan My family and I would like to express our most heartfelt thanks for the way you conducted the recent funeral of my late husband John. Indeed, my extended family and friends all agree that it was a beautiful and fitting tribute to him, handled with such composure, compassion and dignity. We are very grateful for all your input, advice and professionalism at this extremely difficult time in our lives. Thanks once again.”

Diane - 01/11/2017


“Dear Jonathan Thank you for being our celebrant at Florence’s funeral on Tuesday 4th July. She would have enjoyed meeting and talking with you just as much as our family did. Always a difficult time for anyone who has not previously met either the deceased or family members to summarise the character and get a measure of the person from snippets and memories. Jonathan, you managed that perfectly in your address and summary. It was beautiful and we all thank you for that. It was delightful meeting you.”

Suzy and Bob - 01/07/2017

“Lovely Event, Sensitive and Moving”

“Dear Jonathan Planning a funeral when one is in shock is crazy and I so wanted to get it right for Paul. Our first phone call and then the meeting confirmed you were the right person for the ‘job’. Whilst you were at my house, I had made up my mind I would appoint you plus I got the thumbs up from my friends. Of course, it remains a difficult time for me but the actual day for Paul was made all the easier as you headed up the service. So many friends and family expressed what a lovely event, sensitive and moving, in fact, I was told there was hardly a dry eye in the house. I know that you never met him, but some have said it sounded as if you knew Paul! There were so many little connections that helped make Paul’s service special and memorable for me. Not least your love of records and knowledge of music. Thank you so much for the time and planning you took over Paul’s funeral service.”

Linda - 01/02/2017

“Thank You for Your Guidance”

“Dear Jonathan Thank you so much for your kind handling of Ken's excursion this morning. We were all very touched by the simple beauty of the service. Theresa said it was the loveliest she had been to, and we would agree. I thought the music, the words and the sentiments contained within the pieces were just right; thank you for your guidance. And, in your eulogy, you faithfully captured Ken's life and the enjoyments he had found along his own way. Teresa and I would love to have a copy of your words and perhaps you could email each of us a copy so we can reflect with others in the future. We all send you our very best wishes as you continue with your good and comforting work.”

Stan - 01/05/2016

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I provide independent funeral celebrancy services for families throughout London.

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