If you are looking for a celebrant to help you with a funeral ceremony, the Natural Death Centre is delighted to be able to offer you a list of individuals who are fully supportive of the values of the NDC, and who have pledged to offer families as much or as little support as they need in the planning, preparing and carrying out of funeral ceremonies.

The celebrants listed below have all committed themselves to the following pledge:

'As a celebrant who shares the values of the Natural Death Centre Charity, I see my role as supportive rather than directive, and I undertake to offer my services to help each family I work with, to ensure they have the best possible funeral for the person who has died.

I believe that families should be encouraged to do as much as they feel able to in the creating and carrying out of a funeral ceremony, and I will encourage families that I work with to send The Natural Death Centre the story of their funeral so that others can be inspired to be fully involved with creating ceremonies too.'


Ceris Fender-Reid Greater London, will travel further for additional costs
David Spofforth Greater London, will travel further for additional costs
Emma Curtis Surbiton based covering Greater London and the South East, happy to travel throughout the UK and abroad
Jane Morgan Greater London, will travel further for additional costs
Louise Winter London, Greater London
Rev Anthea Ballam Mostly South East and London, but throughout the UK
Ruth Valentine Greater London, will travel further for additional costs

South East

Carol Anne Waters Hampshire
Colleen Allen Will cover hertfordshire, bedfordshire, London and anywhere in the UK where additional mileage / expenses etc are covered, including abroad
David Hewitt BHA Christchurch, the New Forest, south Hampshire, east Dorset.
David Ledger Kent and East Sussex
Diane Richmond Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, throughout the UK and abroad for additional costs
Fr John H. McCormack, KSJ - Sussex
Frances Tulley East, Mid and West Sussex, Surrey, Kent, South London
Fred Delius Brighton and surrounding areas but will travel anywhere
Hannah Green Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire
Joanna Warrington West Sussex (can travel to a 40 mile radius of Haywards Heath)
John Lewing M.I.C.F Hertfordshire and Home Counties
Julia Hill Surrey based and happy to travel as required
Kate and Kate Celebrants, East Sussex and Kent
Lesley Arnold-Hopkins East Sussex & Kent, will travel further for additional costs
Lesley Edwards MA BTh Hampshire, Wiltshire, Surrey, Dorset, W. Sussex, will travel further for additional costs
Naomi Jones Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire
Peter Ryder Kent based, but offers UK and Worldwide coverage
Philip Evans Brighton, Hove, Sussex will travel further for additional costs
Rev Kate Hill London, Kent and Sussex
Sally Randell Hampshire, East Dorset, East Wilts
Stuart Lawson Sussex based, but can provide a services throughout the UK and abroad for additional costs
Sue Holden Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire
Yvonne Mather all of Hampshire, West Sussex

South West

Akasha Lonsdale Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset.
Andrew Jackson South West Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, will travel further for additional costs
Ashley Liddington Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch but also Dorset and Hampshire (Willing to travel further afield however this attracts additional costs)
Caroline Wilkes North Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire.
Charles Kemp Wiltshire and Somerset within reasonable distance of Frome (including Bath)
Debbie Merritt North Devon and Cornwall
Derren Gallo South Somerset and am prepared to travel up to 30 miles
Helen Salway-­Roberts. Hillside Ceremonies Devon, Dorset, Somerset.
Hugh Milsom Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire but happy to travel further afield at agreed costs
Jacqueline Clark south Somerset, adjoining borders of Devon and Dorset, will travel further for additional costs
Juli Moran South West, (Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire)
Lyn Heathcote Bristol, South Glos. North Somerset, Bath and other areas by discussion
Marisa Picardo Somerset and surrounding area
Nixie James-Scott Unique Ceremonies North Devon, also South Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and beyond
Sally Lever Somerset
Sarah Chapman BA(Hons) Dip. Celeb. M.I.C.F. Devon and North Cornwall
Weaving Memories Gloucestershire, plus Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire.
Michelle McCann, Dorset, New forest, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Surrey


Katie Deverell I cover Essex and will happily travel beyond for a small additional fee and mileage.
Rev. Gail Jeffery Howden Stourbridge, West Midlands and Cambridgeshire. Willing to travel anywhere for agreed additional costs
Steven E Heath South Essex, will also cover London boroughs of Havering and Barking & Dagenham for an additional costs
Tina Morford Any area considered
Tony Carter BHA Accredited Humanist, non-religious celebrant covering Norfolk and Suffolk

East Midlands

Evelyn Silver Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire. Travel expenses will be required for distances over a 30 mile radius.
Marc Oxley Rutland, Corby, Kettering, Stamford, Bourne, Leicestershire (East and South)
Patrick Hunter will travel 50 miles from Chesterfield unless the travel costs are met to travel further.
Phil Martin Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire borders.
Rebecca White Southwell, Nottinghamshire
Ruby Beech Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire but am happy to travel further

West Midlands

Anna Briggs Worcestershire and North Gloucestershire and up to 50 miles from Worcester for additional cost
Alison Fox Coventry, Warwickshire, West Midlands. More than happy to travel further for reasonable costs
Caroline Hughes Coventry, Birmingham and all surrounding Counties
David Abel Banbury & surrounding villages. Willing to travel for reasonable expenses.
Ellie Farrell Birmingham and the whole of the West Midlands; but will travel nationwide for agreed travel costs
Gaynor Stickels Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, West Midlands
Judy Mansfield Warwickshire, Northants, Oxfordshire, Midlands, Overseas
Julia Jones West Midlands, primarily Solihull, Birmingham, Redditch, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley. Further for the additional cost of the travel expenses.
Kate Spohrer Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and The West Midlands.
Penny McCarthy Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire
Rev Melanie Sopp Warwickshire, West Midlands, will travel for additional costs
Rev. Gail Jeffery Howden Stourbridge, West Midlands and Cambridgeshire. I am willing to travel anywhere for agreed additional costs
Reverend. Brett Western-Jones Coventry and Warwickshire, will travel further for additional costs
William Wilson Worcestershire/Shropshire/West Midlands


Clare Freeland Chesterfield, Sheffield, North East Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, North West Notts
Deirdre Lambert Based in Leeds, covering Yorkshire, willing to travel.
Janice Thornton West Yorkshire
Lilian Clesham South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire Nottinghamshire - willing to consider traveling anywhere.
Sally Terrington Sheffield, Rotherham, Chesterfield, South Yorkshire, I am prepared to travel further afield.
Sarah Garg Wakefield, Pontefract, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Sheffield
Steve Emmett North and East Yorkshire, Postcodes of YO, HG, HU, will travel further for additional cost
Wendy Clarkson Yorkshire, will travel further for additional costs

North East

Dr Rebecca Williams Dinsdale - Sunderland, Durham and Newcastle areas
Penny Barber - Redcar
Susan Walker North East
Tamara Bibby County Durham, Teeside and North Yorkshire

North West

Andrea Wren Tameside-based, covering Greater Manchester, Stockport, Cheshire, Glossop and surrounds (travel expenses applicable for non-local areas).
Benet Waterman Cumbria based but am more than willing to travel within the UK or abroad for agreed additional costs.
Debbie Jones Greater Manchester, Lancashire and the North West. I also work across the UK. (Additional out-of-area travel expenses involved.)
Debra Jessett - Cumbria, North Lancashire and North Yorkshire
Deirdre Brannigan Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire
Diana Raven Cumbria and Dumfriesshire
Gill Kavanagh Lancashire, and will travel further for additional costs
Liz Thompson Manchester and Greater Manchester, Lancashire and The North West of England, will travel further for additional costs
Lorraine Hull Merseyside, Lancashire & Cheshire
The Ceremony Company Funerals, Lancashire, Blackburn, Bolton, Liverpool, Cheshire
Veronika Sophia Robinson Cumbria and northern Lancashire (up to 100 miles from Penrith)
Carole Truman FRSA, Greater Manchester, Lancashire & the Northwest of England, will travel further for additional costs


Claire Contino South Wales, will travel to UK for additional travel costs
David Atkinson North Wales
Gwyn Pritchard North Wales and Mid Wales. Funeral Celebrant Service in Welsh or English.


Diana Raven Dumfriesshire and Scottish Borders

Northern Ireland



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