Marie Pembridge

Weaving Memories

Reviews (5)

 Pembridge
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This Celebrant does not cater for Weddings This Celebrant specialises in Funerals This Celebrant does not cater for Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant does not cater for Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

Gloucestershire

Oxfordshire

Worcestershire

I travel Nationally

Specialisms

Funerals, memorials, scattering of ashes, including home and family-led funerals.

Affiliations

Green Fuse, Good Funeral Guild,

Spoken Languages

English, a little French!

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Marie Pembridge

Weaving Memories

Reviews (5) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

"I really can't recommend Marie strongly enough. She really did weave together such beautiful memories into a rich tapestry of remembrance, studded with humour and points of reflection. She is professional, with such a wonderful talent."

I care deeply about helping people to create heartfelt and unique farewells. Many people are not aware of how much choice and freedom they have in creating a fitting funeral service – I can help you explore what aspects are important to you, and to create a flow to the service so that everything that needs to be said and done is accomplished.

Families I have served describe me as warm, calm, supportive, empowering, sincere and helpful.

I am a professionally qualified funeral celebrant, with over 20 years’ experience of creating and facilitating rites of passage, and leading ceremonies from the heart.  I decided to become a funeral celebrant after being asked by a terminally ill friend to lead her funeral service when the time came. I was honoured to work with her on this, and when the time came to take her service, I truly realised the importance of a good farewell gathering, and that I had found my calling.

CEREMONY STYLE

I will work with you to create the most appropriate funeral ceremony for the person who has died. I will meet with you in the comfort of your own home – or another venue of your choice. I will work alongside you, listening to your memories of the person who has died, to help you create a funeral ceremony which weaves together everything needed to truly remember and honour them. An individual ceremony that will be both the celebration of a distinctive life and allow the mourning of a loss.

I respect all spiritual beliefs, and those with none. I will compose and conduct an appropriate, well-structured and imaginative ceremony with as much or as little spiritual or religious content as you wish. The person who has died will be the heart of the ceremony.

I will support you in carrying out as much of the service yourselves as you feel able to, and I will liaise with other professionals to ensure everything runs smoothly. I will help you to find poetry, readings and music, and other personal touches to make the funeral unique.

Ceremonies can take place in a wide range of venues, from your own home and garden, to a village hall, a woodland glade, as well as the more traditional crematorium and burial ground. I can work with you in all of these venues.

I can help you with creating meaningful ceremonies for scattering or burial of ashes, and memorial services. Also, if you are thinking ahead – even many years ahead! – and would like to explore options for a  funeral service, I can help you with this too.
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Reviews

Truly captured his personality

Thanks for your professionalism

Funeral at

Gloucestershire | January 2019

I just wanted to say, as I didn’t get chance to yesterday, thank you for all of your hard work and wonderful service for N.

If there is such t... Read review.

Very genuine comfort

Client

Funeral at

Gloucestershire | November 2018

I want to thank you once again for the excellent farewell service you gave for mum yesterday. It was everything we could have hoped for and I, pe... Read review.

Moving and professional

Many thanks

Funeral at

Gloucestershire | December 2018

Hello Marie,
Just a short note to say thank you so much for the very moving and professional service you provided at N's funeral today. Everyon... Read review.

A heartfelt thank you

Client

Funeral at

Gloucestershire | April 2018

I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you on behalf of the family for the lovely funeral service conducted by you. Everybody commented that it w... Read review.

Thank you

Jemma Batten

Funeral at

Gloucester crematorium | December 2017

I spent a lot of time finding the right celebrant for my father's funeral and I'm glad I did, because Marie was perfect. She crafted the most bea... Read review.

Truly captured his personality

Thanks for your professionalism

Gloucestershire | January 2019

I just wanted to say, as I didn’t get chance to yesterday, thank you for all of your hard work and wonderful service for N.

If there is such thing as a nice funeral, that was it. You truly captured his personality and spirit and I know that we were all very moved. I also know that he would have appreciated it and laughed at some of the things you added in.
Thank you so much again for your professionalism and the way in which you handled our family at such a difficult time.
Kindest regards.

Very genuine comfort

Client

Gloucestershire | November 2018

I want to thank you once again for the excellent farewell service you gave for mum yesterday. It was everything we could have hoped for and I, personally, am feeling very calm and peaceful today knowing that I have said my goodbye.

From our first meeting you gave both S and I the confidence that mum was in safe hands and you would look after her properly. Your guidance through the form the service could take was very helpful and the time spent listening to us and then checking and altering your eulogy in response to our comments was really appreciated. You made us feel special.

After the service everybody commented on how beautifully you had conducted it and how sincere your words were. You have a very difficult job but I hope you feel fulfilled in the very genuine comfort you gave us, and I am sure many other families. We are very grateful.


What Marie says...

Thank you so much for your lovely words. I was so glad to work with you both to help you craft the most fitting farewell for your Mum.

Moving and professional

Many thanks

Gloucestershire | December 2018

Hello Marie,
Just a short note to say thank you so much for the very moving and professional service you provided at N's funeral today. Everyone said how much it meant to them and it provided many happy memories for us all to talk over at our gathering afterwards. It’s the first funeral we’ve been to where we all truly felt that we recognised that we were celebrating a life as well as marking a passing.


What Marie says...

Thank you for your kind words - it was an honour to speak on all your behalf and to draw together the strands of a remarkable life!

A heartfelt thank you

Client

Gloucestershire | April 2018

I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you on behalf of the family for the lovely funeral service conducted by you. Everybody commented that it was real celebration of his life and that you made it sound very personal. They also commented on your lovely calming and soothing voice!

Thank you once again.

Thank you

Jemma Batten

Gloucester crematorium | December 2017

I spent a lot of time finding the right celebrant for my father's funeral and I'm glad I did, because Marie was perfect. She crafted the most beautiful ceremony to celebrate his life, to the extent that people who attended the funeral thought that she must be a friend of the family. On a practical note, Marie came to speak to us at our convenience, called my father's friends to get a more rounded picture of his life and was very tolerant of the many edits and amendments we suggested to her original script. Couldn't recommend her highly enough, thank you so much Marie, you did him proud!

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Why Choose Marie

I am grateful to all who have shared their feedback with me - you may see it here: http://www.weaving-memories.co.uk/testimonials/

I am gentle, empathic, flexible and open to a range of spiritual beliefs, and those with none. I am able to hold the ceremony space and support you in carrying out as much of the service as you would like to. I am experienced in more traditional funeral ceremonies, as well as the more informal and inventive. I can provide candles, drapes and other beautiful items to help decorate the ceremony space.

This feedback from an innovative Funeral Director may provide a richer picture:

"Marie has a complete understanding of what we are trying help families to do. When we work with her we know we can trust her to take the time and effort required to create a meaningful and personal ceremony. Her commitment to her work goes beyond it just being a job. She deeply cares about the transformational nature of the funeral service, and the importance of engaging families in the creation of this.

She has a lovely, calming presence and excellent delivery. She brings with her more than just the words of a eulogy and a service. She has brought candles and other items which enhance the ceremony- her attention to detail is superb. She has a wider knowledge and understanding of death and its rituals that she brings with her to every funeral and this helps her to create ceremonies with depth and meaning. We can highly recommend her!”  (A Natural Undertaking).

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