Non-religious Ceremony Comments

"Death puts life into perspective." Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Death puts life
into perspective.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Unable are the Loved to die for love is immortality” Emily Dickinson

Just a short note to thank you most sincerely for the way in which you conducted the service yesterday.  As with my Dad’s funeral, the feedback we received about the way you delivered the words we had wrote was extremely comforting.  I think you’ve made many fans!

My son is 26 and he and his girlfriend have been together for three years now.  Let’s hope the next time I contact you it is to conduct a Wedding.
Once again, many, many thanks.



Thanks for a most wonderful naming ceremony. You helped us to welcome our daughter in a perfect and imaginative way. We will always be grateful to you.

Julie and Ian


Marilyn and myself and everyone else we have spoken to said that the service for Dad was perfect and reflected just how he lived his life, lots of humour and love came through in the service and you certainly portrayed him just as he was.

Thank you for taking all the time and trouble to learn and read “Mi Old Salford Bed” you read it perfectly.

The whole service was without doubt “the BEST we have ever been to” if you can say such a magnanimous thing about a funeral.

Thank you once again – those words don’t express our sentiments enough really !!!!

Regards Steve and Marilyn


I wanted to express my thanks to you for a truly wonderful service.   It was a day I’d dreaded all my life, but I have to say that you made it into something quite wonderful, and quite different!!   I thought that you’d managed to capture the very essence of my mum and you spoke about her so eloquently, and with such feeling, and you made me very very proud.   Of her, and of the whole event, and I’m extremely thankful.   So many people came and said afterwards that it was the best funeral service they’d ever heard and could they possibly have your ‘phone number!!! It was exactly as it should be, a service about her and for her.

So my thanks to you for a terrific job and for giving me a memory which I’ll treasure.   I don’t know what other sorts of services you officiate at, but I guess they’re pretty different to the usual and a damned sight more

Once again, thankyou.



My sister jane and i just wanted to thank you for speaking at my mums service. although it was never going to be a happy day. it was a (for want of a better phrase) a nice day  and we thought a lovely send off. a number of the younger friends said they were dreading the day. but were surprised at how pleasant it all was. and we have had people asking about humanists. as in this day and age. with people falling away from the recognised religions. to some people it is much more appropriate to have the option of an alternate type of service. anyway once again my family and i thank you for helping the day go so well. my mum would have been sorry she missed it….

Lee Barlow


Just a note to express our thanks and gratitude to you for last week’s service.

Many friends and acquaintances spoke to Marina and I about the service and how appropriate and apt the readings were and how it would help them to remember Sylvia.

Many thanks once again.

Paul and Marina


We are finally back from our honeymoon and wanted to drop you a line to thank you for everything, We had an amazing wedding day – thanks in no small part to you. We really enjoyed the ceremony and lots of people commented on how nice it was. We think you did a wonderful job.

Thanks again

Hazel and Alex


Thank you very much for your touching words at the funeral of my mother. We could tell that you listened very carefully to how myself and my sister described her when we met with you beforehand, and you relayed that back perfectly on the day of the funeral. You said everything that we wanted, and the service went exactly as we had hoped. You also comforted my grandma (my mums mum) which we particularly appreciated given how upset she was on the day.

Whilst we obviously hope that we will not need your services again for some time, once the time comes we will request you again first and foremost.

All the best