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.'


Andrea Smith - Greater London - willing to travel further afield for additional costs
Ceris Fender-Reid Greater London, will travel further for additional costs
David Spofforth Greater London, will travel further for additional costs
Jane Morgan Greater London, will travel further for additional costs
Jeremy Grundy - offers a friendly, professional civil funeral planning service for families in the North West London and the Cambridgeshire areas.
Jessie Daniels White South East London
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 - The Celebrant Lady Hampshire
Chelsea Duke Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Surrey
Christine Hewitt Chichester and West Sussex
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
Emer O'Toole -Brighton, Hove and the surrounding areas
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 Osmond - Balcombe West Sussex
Joanna Warrington West Sussex (can travel to a 40 mile radius of Haywards Heath)
John Lewing M.I.C.F Hertfordshire and Home Counties
Jude Murray, East and West Sussex and surrounding areas
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
Liz Bradshaw, Kent and East Sussex
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
Roxanne Angelique Colchester and surrounding areas in Essex
Sally Randell Hampshire, East Dorset, East Wilts
Simon Hodkin Berkshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire
Stuart Lawson Sussex based, but can provide a services throughout the UK and abroad for additional costs
Yvonne Mather all of Hampshire, West Sussex

South West

Akasha Lonsdale Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset.
Alex Long - Gloucestershire
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)
Charles Russell - 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
Juli Moran South West, (Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire)
Lyn Heathcote Bristol, South Glos. North Somerset, Bath and other areas by discussion
Marie Pembridge, Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties
Marisa Picardo Somerset and surrounding area
Megan and William Bell Just Perfect Ceremonies: Cornwall and Devon
Nixie James-Scott Unique Ceremonies North Devon, also South Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and beyond
Pauline Marston,Somerset, East Devon and Dorset
Sally Lever Somerset
Sarah Chapman BA(Hons) Dip. Celeb. M.I.C.F. Devon and North Cornwall
Sue Holden Swindon, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire
Michelle McCann, Dorset, New forest, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Surrey


Andrew Fairweather - Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex
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 Humanist UK Accredited, non-religious celebrant covering Norfolk

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

Alison Broome, Worcestershire, Shropshire, South Staffordshire, Herefordshire, North Gloucestershire
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
Emma Dunleavy-Dale Birmingham and surroundings.
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
Steve Morris West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire and the surrounding areas
William Wilson Worcestershire/Shropshire/West Midlands


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
Wendy Clarkson Yorkshire, will travel further for additional costs

North East

David Wright County Durham, Tyne and Wear.
Dr Rebecca Williams Dinsdale - Sunderland, Durham and Newcastle areas
Penny Barber - Redcar
Tamara Bibby County Durham, Teeside and North Yorkshire

North West

Peter Gaskin - North West – Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales
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.
Brian Bull - Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Stockport and Lancashire
Claire Sunderland Chorley, Lancashire and willing to travel further afield
David Orman Stockport, Tameside, the whole of Greater Manchester and beyond.
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
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
Martin Poole,Wirral based: covering Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and North Wales.
Rosemarie Teece - Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Staffordshire.
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


Peter Gaskin - North Wales
Alex Om Wales
Claire Contino South Wales, will travel to UK for additional travel costs
David Atkinson on the Llyn and across North Wales
Gwyn Pritchard North Wales and Mid Wales. Funeral Celebrant Service in Welsh or English.


Debbie Merritt Isle of Arran, Scotland
Diana Raven Dumfriesshire and Scottish Borders
Gerrie Douglas-Scott -Celebrate People - Ayrshire
Michael Hannah - Dundee, Scotland
Rachel Cheer Perthshire and Fife
Tim Maguire Edinburgh, the Lothians and further afield on request.

Northern Ireland



If you need to find a celebrant to help you in the near future and we do not yet have a celebrant who supports the Natural Death Centre listed in your area, the links below will take you through to the various UK celebrant organisations:


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