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Photos showing the arrival of 300 boxes of the Fifth Edition of The Natural Death Handbook at the charity's headquarters in May 2012. Additional images were taken at 'Death Fest' at the Southbank Centre 27-29th January 2012, where we spoke to hundreds of people and with their help created a bejewelled pink coffin.
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 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 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.'
Rev. Akasha Lonsdale South West London, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Somerset
Diane Richmond Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, throughout the UK and abroad for additional costs
Philip Scott Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Overseas
Stuart Lawson Sussex based, but can provide a services throughout the UK and abroad for additional costs
Andrew Jackson South West Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, will travel further for additional costs
Jacqueline Clark south Somerset, adjoining borders of Devon and Dorset, will travel further for additional costs
Steven E Heath South Essex, will also cover London boroughs of Havering and Barking & Dagenham for an additional costs
Patrick Hunter will travel 50 miles from Chesterfield unless the travel costs are met to travel further.
Anna Briggs Worcestershire and North Gloucestershire and up to 50 miles from Worcester for additional cost
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:
If you are a Celebrant
If you are interested in being included in this listing of empowering and enabling celebrants - and if you agree with and can comply with the statement above, please subscribe here:
In order for us to cover our administration costs for this new directory, we request an donation from each celebrant of £40.00 per annum. ( £20.00 p.a. if you are a Natural Death Society member)
As a Celebrant who supports the Natural Death Centre, you will have:
On receipt of notification from PayPal that you wish to be listed on the NDC website, we will dispatch your copy of the Handbook, e-mail you to request further information for your listing and supply you with a NDC Supporter logo.
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Credit to Will Whipple (photographer)
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