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Present Ascent Cheshire

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Countries Covered

I travel Nationally

Specialisms

cremation, burial, memorial, ashes scattering or interment, the death of a baby, the death of a child, remembrance, celebration of life, living funeral, living celebration of life

Affiliations

The Good Funeral Guild, AOIC, The Celebrant Accord, Dementia-Friendly Funerals

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Lucy

I’m a trusted independent funeral celebrant and storyteller, standing beside families, friends, and individuals as they prepare to mark the life and death of someone they love — whether that’s through a traditional ceremony, celebration of life, or memorial service. Inspired by the serene stillness of the Peak District hills and the Cheshire Plain, I’ll work with you to calmly craft a funeral service that brings love and light to a challenging time, so you can ‘do right’ by the person we’re honouring. My work encompasses all aspects of the funeral ceremony space including cremation, burial, memorial, ashes scattering or interment, the death of a baby, the death of a child, remembrance, celebration of life, living funeral and living celebration of life. The areas that I cover include Macclesfield, Bollington, Adlington, Poynton, Congleton, Sandbach, Crewe, Buxton, the High Peak, Stockport, Cheadle, Didsbury, Sale, Altrincham, Bowdon, Hale, Knutsford, Northwich, Winsford, Holmes Chapel & Middlewich.

What's my ceremony style?

From live music to quiet reflection, cherished memories to candle lighting, the ceremony can include many thoughtful touches. It can be held at a crematorium or natural burial ground, in a garden or outdoor space, at home or in another meaningful venue. We can also plan a traditional funeral with elements you find especially comforting and familiar. Anything is possible.

You don’t have to do this alone. For funeral ceremony ideas, hopes and fears, I’m here to gently guide you every step of the way. Get in touch, and we’ll start walking the path together.

Prices From

£250

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Why choose Lucy?

Drawing upon my academic career, celebrancy training, and profound personal experience with loss, I’ll offer a listening ear and act as a peaceful presence as you carefully consider your choices. From my home in Macclesfield, I’ll weave your wishes and treasured tales into a ceremony script that holds space for joy and sadness and celebrates their life and legacy.

What do I offer?

Unfortunately Present Ascent Cheshire is not available for weddings.

Unfortunately Present Ascent Cheshire is not available for Naming Ceremonies.

Unfortunately Present Ascent Cheshire is not available for Renewal of Vows

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Funerals

I’m a trusted independent funeral celebrant and storyteller, standing beside families, friends, and individuals as they prepare to mark the life and death of someone they love — whether that’s through a traditional ceremony, celebration of life, or memorial service.

Inspired by the serene stillness of the Peak District hills and the Cheshire Plain, I’ll work with you to calmly craft a funeral service that brings love and light to a challenging time, so you can ‘do right’ by the person we’re honouring.

CEREMONIES & PRICES

Ceremony at a crematorium, chapel, natural burial ground or graveside:
20-30 minute standard ceremony from £250*
40-60 minute extended ceremony £350

This fee covers the following locations, within a 15-mile radius of Macclesfield: Macclesfield Crematorium, Adlington Memorial Park, Friends of Nature Burial Ground, Birches Remembrance Park & Crematorium, Vale Royal Crematorium, Swanlow Park Cemetery, The Manchester Crematorium, Altrincham Crematorium, Stockport Crematorium, Carmountside Crematorium & Crewe Crematorium

*For ceremonies taking place at Macclesfield Crematorium and where the family member(s) who I’ll be meeting with also live in Macclesfield, I charge £227 due to reduced travel time.

For crematoriums, chapels, natural burial grounds or graveside venues beyond a 15-mile radius of Macclesfield, please get in touch for a quote.

Ceremony at an alternative venue e.g. a home, garden, private venue (such as a theatre, historic building, stately home, or pub) or a natural outdoor space:
from £350

Prices From

£250

Why choose Lucy for your funeral?

Drawing upon my academic career, celebrancy training, and profound personal experience with loss, I’ll offer a listening ear and act as a peaceful presence as you carefully consider your choices. From my home in Macclesfield, I’ll weave your wishes and treasured tales into a ceremony script that holds space for joy and sadness and celebrates their life and legacy.

From live music to quiet reflection, cherished memories to candle lighting, the ceremony can include many thoughtful touches. It can be held at a crematorium or natural burial ground, in a garden or outdoor space, at home or in another meaningful venue. We can also plan a traditional funeral with elements you find especially comforting and familiar. Anything is possible.

You don’t have to do this alone. For funeral ceremony ideas, hopes and fears, I’m here to gently guide you every step of the way. Get in touch, and we’ll start walking the path together.

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Reviews for Present Ascent Cheshire

Total Reviews: 24

Average Rating: 5

reviews (24)

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Lucy embraced us through this really important time

5 Stars
Ellen Rhodes

Funeral | 12/19/2023 | Macclesfield Crematorium

We were introduced to Lucy by Percival, our recommended Funeral Director after the passing of our much loved spouse and Mum, Margaret. The impact of losing a spouse or parent is significant in every respect. For the cremation service, we preferred the support of someone to read the words we wanted to say. It was key that we liked the person and we took to Lucy straight away. She made the time to understand all our circumstances, feelings, realities, calling more than once to check how we were doing and came to the house to talk with us, get to know us and worked with us on the structure and order of our preferred service so that the flow was right, the timing accurate and that at no stage did we feel rushed. We worked together on the hymn and song choices, including the specific versions we wanted to be able to more accurately reflect Mum being Welsh and Lucy was diligent to adapt to our iterations.

Ultimately Lucy wasn’t just someone who spoke the words we wanted her to say. She has been integral to our being able to craft a service for Mum, Margaret of which we have all been very proud. It has been the best reflection of an amazing woman and we are thankful that Lucy embraced us through this really important time. We will forever be grateful to have met Lucy and will work with her again without reservation.

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Compassionate, Caring & Professional

5 Stars
Cheryl Cockill

Funeral | 10/16/2023 | Macclesfield Crematorium

I was recommended by R W Percival’s to have Lucy to conduct Aunty’s Mary’s funeral. l cannot praise Lucy enough. Lucy was so compassionate and very caring. She was very professional and took great care in every detail of the funeral. l cannot thank Lucy enough, she was amazing.

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Lucy made a sad day quite wonderful

5 Stars
Joanne Lee Cornish

Funeral | 11/27/2023 | Birches Remembrance Park & Crematorium

Lucy was recommended to us by Dodgsons (who also get a 5 star). Lucy was kind, organised and thorough. Lucy ran the service and made it look effortless but that is because she covered every detail. She timed and knew each of our presentations (in case she had to step in). Lucy took time to speak personally to those involved, including a zoom call with me in America. She helped us coordinate with Dodgsons in Knutsford and guided us with examples or poems, music, etc. Plus Lucy is just a lovely person. I would highly recommend her. Lucy – thank you, you made a sad day quite wonderful.

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