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Diana Gilbranch

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Portrait of Di Gilbranch, celebrant, by Jayne Lloyd

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I travel Nationally

Specialisms

Bespoke Funerals and Naming Ceremonies

Affiliations

Institute of Civil Funerals

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Diana

My name is Di Gilbranch and I trained with Civil Ceremonies Ltd in 2017. I have achieved the National Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy which is the highest qualification for this profession in the United Kingdom.

I had previously been a pet food distributor and a weight loss counsellor for twelve years and, before that, I worked in London with the Ministry of Defence. I live with my husband, dog and cat near Colchester. I use my skills, old and new, to create and deliver personalised ceremonies that meaningfully mourn a death and bring comfort to the living.

I work closely with you and liaise with your Funeral Director to sensitively assess your wishes and plans to create a ceremony which your loved one would be proud of. You can have as much or as little religious content as you wish – the choice is entirely yours and I will do my very best to honour your wishes and help you to produce a memorable celebration of your loved one’s life.

My belief is that it is so important that your loved one’s funeral is conducted in exactly the way you and the family want it. I have attended funerals in the past when I have often thought that perhaps the family was not given enough choice for their ceremony and various influences have often taken over. This should not happen and this is why I wanted to become a funeral celebrant.

I love what I do and wish I had looked into this years ago. I write and deliver personal ceremonies based around the person whose life we are celebrating, I endeavour to incorporate everything that you wish to be included into the ceremony providing we have the time. Everyone has a story to tell and it is such a privilege to be able to learn about and to tell that story. I am happy to include some religion or no religion, whatever is your choice.

I also offer Naming Ceremonies. A new arrival into your life should be celebrated, whether it is a new born, a step child or an adopted child. In these times you may not feel that a religious christening ceremony is appropriate for you but you still want to introduce your child to your family, your friends or even the world! A name is the best gift you can give your child and should be celebrated. A Baby Naming ceremony gives you the opportunity to create a special, uinique day to celebrate your new arrival. I work with you to make your day special.

What's my ceremony style?

I create bespoke and unique ceremonies, whatever you require.

Prices From

£200.00

Portrait of Di Gilbranch, celebrant, by Jayne Lloyd

Why choose Diana?

I am a good listener and am able to write and deliver your ceremony as you wish it to be.

What do I offer?

Unfortunately Diana Gilbranch is not available for weddings.

Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

A new arrival into your life should be celebrated. In these times you may not feel that a religious christening ceremony is appropriate for you but you still want to introduce your child to your family, your friends or even the world! Baby girl naming ceremony boys naming ceremony A Baby Naming ceremony gives you the opportunity to create a special, unique day to celebrate your new arrival. Before the big day, I will meet with you to discuss what you would like included in your ceremony, any readings, the promises to be made and the choices of music. Together we will create a completely personal ceremony which I will deliver on the day and will present you with a Naming Day Keepsake Certificate and a printed copy of your ceremony. Many parents now wish to have Guide Parents, Guard Parents or Supportive Adults instead of the traditional God Parents. These can be a friend or family member who will

Prices From

£200

Why choose Diana for your naming ceremony?

Portrait of Di Gilbranch, celebrant, by Jayne Lloyd

Unfortunately Diana Gilbranch is not available for Renewal of Vows

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My name is Di Gilbranch and I trained with Civil Ceremonies Ltd in 2017. I have achieved the National Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy which is the highest qualification for this profession in the United Kingdom.

I had previously been a pet food distributor and a weight loss counsellor for twelve years and, before that, I worked in London with the Ministry of Defence. I live with my husband, dog and cat near Colchester. I use my skills, old and new, to create and deliver personalised ceremonies that meaningfully mourn a death and bring comfort to the living.

I work closely with you and liaise with your Funeral Director to sensitively assess your wishes and plans to create a ceremony which your loved one would be proud of. You can have as much or as little religious content as you wish – the choice is entirely yours and I will do my very best to honour your wishes and help you to produce a memorable celebration of your loved one’s life.

My belief is that it is so important that your loved one’s funeral is conducted in exactly the way you and the family want it. I have attended funerals in the past when I have often thought that perhaps the family was not given enough choice for their ceremony and various influences have often taken over. This should not happen and this is why I wanted to become a funeral celebrant.

I love what I do and wish I had looked into this years ago. I write and deliver personal ceremonies based around the person whose life we are celebrating, I endeavour to incorporate everything that you wish to be included into the ceremony providing we have the time. Everyone has a story to tell and it is such a privilege to be able to learn about and to tell that story. I am happy to include some religion or no religion, whatever is your choice.

I also offer Naming Ceremonies. A new arrival into your life should be celebrated, whether it is a new born, a step child or an adopted child. In these times you may not feel that a religious christening ceremony is appropriate for you but you still want to introduce your child to your family, your friends or even the world! A name is the best gift you can give your child and should be celebrated. A Baby Naming ceremony gives you the opportunity to create a special, uinique day to celebrate your new arrival. I work with you to make your day special.

Prices From

£200.00

Why choose Diana for your funeral?

I am a good listener and am able to write and deliver your ceremony as you wish it to be.

Portrait of Di Gilbranch, celebrant, by Jayne Lloyd

Reviews for Diana Gilbranch

Total Reviews: 8

Average Rating: 5

reviews (8)

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Thank You

5 Stars
Cath P

Funeral | 06/21/2023 | Colchester

Morning Di,

Just to say a huge thank you for making Mum’s funeral so lovely and running so smoothly.
I felt very ‘fulfilled’ (not quite the right word but it’s not coming at present!) by yesterday and a real sense of closure.
Mum would have loved the service – wherever she is, and everybody else gave such positive feedback too.
You led the service with dignity and compassion and I shall be forever grateful.

So many thanks
Cath x

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Thank You

5 Stars
Peter Herbert

Funeral | 02/08/2023 | Colchester Crematorium

Many thanks for the way you led the cremation service for my Dad.We were priviliged to have you lead such an excellent service which could not have been bettered.From the moment you came to see us your compassion and professionalism shone through.You really did make it a celebration of his life.You really did us proud.
Thank you so much Hilary & Peter

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Our Mum’s Ceremony

5 Stars
Diana June Gilbranch

Funeral | 07/21/2021 | Colchester Crematorium

I was so touched to receive the following email this morning: Hi Di, I just wanted to tell you how amazing and special you were at mum’s funeral. You really did her and us proud and we are eternally thankful for the fantastic presence you brought to the ceremony. It was perfect and we will never forget the day. It was so important that mum had a great send off and you were definitely the right lady to achieve that. Thank you so much Di, you really touched our hearts.

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