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I will help you celebrate the life of your loved one in a service perfectly tailored to their and your wishes. I will share the highlights of their life with the congregation in such a way that their final service is one to remember for all those who hear it.

If you want prayers, hymns, poems or readings, you can have them, or none of these at all if you want to simply hear the story of your loved one's life celebrated in full. Each and every service I provide is unique. It's fully relevant to your loved one, and their service, and nothing is ever too much trouble.

My support throughout the process and beyond if necessary will help alleviate some of the pain you will be feeling at this time. I listen, I compose and I deliver just what you ask for, in every way possible. The service will fully honour your loved one in the way you wish it to.

As a retired Head Teacher with over 30 years experience, I am used to speaking clearly and effectively in public. I get to know your loved one better by sharing your images, memories, amusing stories and loving thoughts of them and weave these milestones into a truly moving story to celebrate their lives and tell how yours have been affected by them being here. I deliver the service with clarity, dignity and with a manner which reflects the way your loved one lived their life.

If there was humour, you shall have it, if there were stories to tell, they will be told accurately, and your family will be encouraged to play a full and active part in the service, where they feel able to, but all will be able to contribute in their own way, even if they are finding their grief hard to deal with. I am always happy to speak for others who cannot do so, in order for their message to be heard, and I always support family speakers in case they find the experience difficult on the day.

I can also provide a service for anyone who is planning a pre-paid service with a funeral director, and it is so important to me that you will play a key role in your own service, as I myself planned my own for when it is time, so that my wife and children don't have to worry about this unenviable task. They will have a printed and digital copy to call on and amend and update where relevant, but the framework will already be there, including my choice of music, poems, and my input will also be there for my Eulogy.

I love this new role in my life, which I began after taking responsibility as an untrained celebrant for my own brother's service in 2018. Since then I have trained with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, and have always had positive feedback for the many funeral services I have been asked to provide.

I am privileged to be able to serve my families in this way. It is a new path for me to have taken and one which I feel proud to be able to do. I used to think that being given the responsibility for educating a young person was an incredible thing to be entrusted with, but leading a funeral service even exceeds this, believe me. What greater honour can one be given?

There are many celebrants offering their services and I am but one. However, I am worthy of your consideration and I will not let you down. I say this confidently, not arrogantly, based on all my feedback received from all of my families. I make it clear to all of them that they pay me nothing if they are unhappy with the service I provide them with. I would not be doing this wonderfully fulfilling and role if I thought for one minute that I would ever disappoint any family in this time of loss and grief. I would consider it an honour to serve you in your hour of need.

20 Campden Road
United Kingdom

Services provided within a 30 mile Radius.

John Dickens


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