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Very techno savvy. Registered with Staffordshire Registry Office for Combined Wedding Ceremonies. For funeral clients - 'Free at the point of use' professional grief counselling when needed.
Senior Member of the ACCPH and a member of the AOIC
English and Sign
Hi, I'm Steve
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” William A. Foster
So, why should you settle for a ‘one-size-fits-all’ ‘insert-name-here’ funeral ceremony? Why not look instead for something a little more substantial, personal, and creative? A ceremony tailored to reflect who that person was. I will help you make the ceremony your own and deliver it with a sense of conviction and professionalism. You can expect something mindful and full-hearted, which will include as much or as little music, ritual, symbolism and imagery as you wish. Or if you’re looking for something straightforward – straightforward can be beautiful too!
”She saw, she heard, and she felt what others did not and could not because she was different. She was unique. There has never been anyone like her, nor will there ever be.” – Funeral of the late Bessy Langley
What's my ceremony style?
Highly professional, mindful, engaging ceremonies in any context, indoor or outdoor. I will also create special video tributes, using your photographs and videos and set them to a piece of music of your choice.
£215 for funeral ceremonies - £895 for Combined Wedding Ceremonies with Registrar in attendance
Why choose Steve?
What you did for us was quite exceptional! Beautifully orchestrated.
You went above & beyond with communicating & liaising with us. The service went smoothly & was conducted just as we had wished.
There is nothing at all workaday or formulaic about what you do. It was all very well thought out and incredibly well presented.
What do I offer?
With over 20 years of experience, a sense of occasion and musicality, I can enhance your special day with a great deal of natural flair and panache. I will use technology to enhance your experience and make your day even more memorable too if you wish.
Working closely with the Staffordshire Registry Office, your ceremony can seamlessly be all that you would want it to be and more, and what’s more – legal!
At our first meeting, I will listen to all your ideas, iron out any potential hurdles, and begin your journey towards a beautiful day. This meeting will be followed up with several short consultations and a champagne rehearsal to ensure everything works smoothly about a week or so before the occasion.
Your wedding day is about both of you, and I will work with you to ensure your ideas work.
There are no limits as what we can achieve!
Why choose Steve for your wedding?
“Steve is fantastic, from start to finish. You will not be disappointed.” Jane & Jon
“We will never forget our wedding day. Steve put both of us in the spotlight in a very unique and special way.” Peter & Luke
“Golden thread is woven in on the whole experience from the first day you meet Steve. He’s a very special man. He helped us celebrate a ‘spiritually romantic’ day. Utterly splendid!” Sienna & Luca
Unfortunately A Name for Quality & Compassion is not available for Naming Ceremonies.
Renewal of Vows
Renewing your vows gives you another opportunity to drill down on those special promises you made to each other on your wedding day. You can do this in all kinds of ways. Intimate occasions or amongst family and friends. Romantic or with lots of sparkles. A Renewal Of Vows can be a beautiful personalised way of underlining your ongoing commitment and devotion to one another.
As with weddings – I will work with you to ensure your ideas work. There are no limits as what we can achieve!
Why choose Steve for your renewal of vows?
“Thank you, Steve, for our special Renewal Service at the Upper House in Barlaston. It was a beautiful location, but the service was just perfect.” Gill & Keith
“What a beautiful occasion! You made my daughter and son-in-law’s ceremony so special. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.” Janice
“We were married at the local registry office and decided for our 10th anniversary to organise a big family do and renew our vows. We asked Steve to organise this…and what can we say, we feel like we were married properly. He organised everything for us. It was absolutely perfect. We could not have asked for better.” Shaz & Andy
In 2003 my wife lost her daughter Katie to Glioblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer that occurs in the brain or spinal cord. She was six years old. It was an incredibly cruel end to a long two-year battle with the disease. We have been gripped by our loss ever since – and have resolved to devote the rest of our lives to helping people who experience loss and grief in whatever circumstances. We’re both fully qualified Counsellors and Grief Specialists.
Since Katie’s death, we have adopted the symbolism of the Dragonfly as a way of reminding ourselves of how special and unique she was. It has since become representative of my work as a Grief Specialist and Funeral Celebrant. And so, the Dragonfly for us represents going beyond what is on the surface and looking into the more profound implications of life. It is a symbol of new beginnings and so, represents hope, change, and love.
Turning the ordinary into extraordinary moments
Very Techno savvy and engaging speaker.
You may wish to opt for a Simple Ceremony or a Celebration of Life, or a Semi-Religious/Spiritual Ceremony, or even a woodland burial, either of which may include:
A Candle Lighting Liturgy
A Celtic Blessing
A Photographic Visual Tribute set to music
Live Music & Song
A Reflective Video
A Rosemary Blessing
A Floral Tribute
Specially Commissioned Poetry/Verse
A Military Salute
Signed Ceremonies for the hearing impaired
Why choose Steve for your funeral?
What you did for us was quite exceptional! Beautifully orchestrated.
You went above & beyond with communicating & liaising with us to ensure our mother’s funeral service went smoothly & was conducted just as we had wished.
There is nothing at all workaday or formulaic about what Steve does. Every service is different, well thought out and very well presented. Our families love him. – Independent Funeral Director
Reviews for A Name for Quality & Compassion
Total Reviews: 53
Average Rating: 5
The funeral of Dave & Pam Berrisford with S. Sigley & Sons and Celebrant Steve
Thank you so much for the service it was excellent, you expressed our feelings and thoughts towards Mum & Dad superbly
Thanks for the considerate and truthful celebration of Mum & Dads lives that you delivered at their funeral, you captured their outlook on living perfectly. We could not have asked anything more.
Thank you once again. Alan, Julie and families.
Thank you so much for your caring and considerate tribute to my wife lily. The service and slide show of her life was very moving and a great comfort to us all and a fitting tribute to lily.
Reg and family
One of the most moving ceremonies that I have been to. Steve showed extreme respect for Derek and his memory at the same time giving out a feeling of peace.
I know how diligently Steve prepared this ceremony and the work behind the scenes that went into it.
God bless you, Steve, you did Derek proudly and I’m sure gave comfort to his family so far away……