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Funerals, Handfastings, Belly Blessings, Naming Days
IoCF (Institute of Civil Funerals) Member, NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy, Fully Insured, Priestess.
City of London | May 2018
Just wanted to say thanks again for yesterday. Your reading out of the tributes really brought them to life. And thanks also for the memory packs.
Herongate Wood | May 2018
"You made it very special for my big, brave Sis. I will forever be thankful to you for that."
"Hi Rachel. Just wanted to let you know that you did a fantastic job at Sam's funeral today. so professional, and yet part of our community. It is a difficult task to perform, and one you did expertly. Thank you and much love."
"You were fab. Held everything together with with love and compassion. Best wishes and love."
"Rachel, just wanted to say how wonderful you were today. You did her proud. Much love."
City of London Crematorium | May 2018
Good evening, Rachel. I hope you are well. I just wanted to say a huge thank you from all of us for the beautiful ceremony you did for Mum. I know we provided you with the information, but you spoke as if you had known Mum for years. It was truly heart-warming. We will always hold dear the kindness, compassion and support you gave us from the day we met. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You made what was the hardest of days of our lives so beautiful. We know Mum would have been proud. Sincere warm regards from all of us.
Enfield Crematorium | May 2018
Rachel. Just a word to thank you so much for your efforts today. The text was perfectly pitched, and everyone thought it captured Chas so well. Beautifully delivered, too. Despite the small numbers, our Wake went well also, and rounded off a meaningful day for all concerned. Amy also sends her thanks. Regards, Steve
GreenAcres | April 2018
Dear Rachel. Thank you on behalf of all the family for being involved in my Dad's ceremony, and the lovely tribute. And thank you so much for the lovely Keepsake copies, card and kind words. Kindest regards and best wishes, Jane
GreenAcres Epping Forest | April 2018
Dear Rachel. I was just sitting down to write our thank you letters when your card arrived. What a lovely surprise that was, and thank you for all you wrote, including the gentle poem. I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the celebration for Jack's life which all of your work made so very pleasurable for us. Everybody who came to say Goodbye left smiling, and all learned something new about him. It was also very special that the informal atmosphere you created made it so natural for people to join with Sascha in completing the song she did for her Grandad. No-one will ever hear that song again without thinking of her and Jack. We all send you our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes. Carole, Tanya, John, James, Annmarie, Ben, Emma, Sascha, William, Holly, Arria, Toby, Storm, Pickles, Teddy & Daisy xx
City of London Traditional Chapel | April 2018
Hi Rachel. We all just wanted to say "Thank you so much" for the service for Dad, yesterday. It couldn't have been more perfect. Your kindness and lovely words, from the moment we met you to talk about Dad, through to the service yesterday, really helped us get through it all. The Keepsake you gave us is a lovely reminder of the special words spoken at the service. Sorry we didn't get to say this to you in person, yesterday, but once again, thank you. Kind regards
Enfield Crematorium | March 2018
Hello Rachel. Thank you so much for your extremely lovely and professional service yesterday. We were really pleased with the way it all went. Best wishes, Joy and Alf
GreenAcres North Weald | March 2018
Dearest Rachel. I wanted to send a note to say a huge thank you for all your kindness and help with Mum's recent funeral (Winifred). Your care, attention and understanding was extraordinary, and really helped us all get through a very difficult time. Your memento packs, lovely words in the card you sent, and seed hearts mean such a lot! Really, really kind. I will not forget you. Love Gill
We would all like to thank you for giving Andy such a beautiful send-off. You were very kind and very professional. We will always be grateful to you for making our day worry-free. Thank you, Rachel.
We would like to use your services again – but not too soon, I hope!
Thanks again, love Freddy, Ena, Hayley, Vicki, Cherish & family
Hainault, Essex | February 2018
On behalf of my mother, my sister and myself, we would like to thank you for conducting my father's service, today. It was very touching, and exactly how we wanted it to be. Many of our friends commented to us, after the ceremony, how much they liked the service which you provided.
With our thanks,
Susi, Chris and Espe
Forest Park Crematorium | February 2018
Just a quick thank you from Jean and myself. I know a Celebrant's job must be to be efficient and make things run smoothly, but your quiet understanding, accessibility at all times, and the fact that nothing was too much trouble, were greatly appreciated by us both.
Take care, Ron & Jean
GreenAcres North Weald | January 2018
Thank you very much indeed for conducting such a wonderful service for our friend Mike on Monday, and for reading out our tributes so beautifully. We were really sorry we didn’t get a chance to speak to you afterwards. We assumed you would be going to Mulberry Lodge and that we’d get a chance to talk to you then, but we looked for you everywhere to no avail. That was a real shame as we were both looking forward to thanking you personally.
Everyone we spoke to said how beautiful the service was and how good you were in conducting it, so I hope your ears were burning all afternoon! We've since spoken to lots of people who were at the service, and all of them have said what wonderful service it was. At least two have said it was the best service they've ever been to. You did such a wonderful job of keeping everything flowing and both Jill and I were, and are, full of admiration. Your presence really helped on what was a very sad day for us all.
With very best wishes, Sheila
Bentley Crematorium, Brentwood | December 2017
Dear Rachel, Just a few words to express my huge thanks and to pass on thanks from my Dad and sisters. The service for my Mum was all that we wanted for her. We are also very appreciative of the printed copies. We had so many lovely comments at the 'party' after the service on how wonderfully you captured my Mum's character with your words. Also, many questions on where we found such a thoughtful and sincere celebrant (I have recommended Poulton's as a contact for you!) wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas and New Year. Best wishes, Lois
Enfield | November 2017
Hi Rachel this is Eileen. Just wanted to say thanks for Chris's service. It was very nice, and I liked what you did. Kind regards, Eileen.
North Chapel City of London | November 2017
It was a beautiful service. You made us feel so welcome and you drew us all together to say farewell to Wendy. You had a lovely, natural way and made the time so special for all of us. Thank you so much. Jenny (Wendy's sister)
Enfield, Great Cambridge Road | December 2017
Hi Rachel. Thank you very much from myself, Stuart, family and friends for your help in such a moving ceremony at an awkward time. Once again thank you. John.
City of London North Chapel | November 2017
Hello Rachel. Just want to thank you for being the Celebrant for Wendy's funeral, and helping me through the whole process. I really appreciated your knowledge, experience, kindness, and attention to detail. I particularly valued your ability to be flexible, and allow me to celebrate Wendy's life in the way that I wanted, whilst bringing your experience and expertise to the whole thing, and making sure it worked beautifully. Very best wishes, Keith.
Hainault Forest Park | September 2017
Rachel is excellent. She is very professional and a very compassionate person. This year has been dreadful for our family, losing Mum in February, our Aunt in July, and recently in September our Dad. Rachel did my Mum's funeral, and we liked her so much, we asked her for my Aunt's and my Dad's. If you need any more information please do not hesitate to contact me.
Enfield | November 2017
Now that I have had time to be calm and reflect, after the rush of the past weeks, I wanted to send my heartfelt thanks for leading Dad's funeral. The words and poems you chose were truly beautiful, and helped us all get through the ceremony. On behalf of the family, thank you so much. Warmest regards, Diane xx
Enfield | July 2017
Rachel was really good, and several guests commented on how well she seemed to know us and our Father, She also sent a lovely card and message a few days after the funeral, which was really appreciated. I have heard that a guest has already recommended Rachel to another family looking to arrange a funeral.
City of London | November 2017
Hi Rachel. Sorry I didn't get to talk to you on Friday. I just want to thank you for the lovely service. I thought it was very fitting for a lovely lady. Kind regards, Jane x
Forest Park | October 2017
Thank you so much for the lovely service at my brother, Johnny's funeral. Together, we got him to a 'T'. I have gone back to Yorkshire, and am reflecting over the past few weeks. You made it so much easier for us to manage this sad occasion; thank you for all your help and kindness. Also for the card and poem you sent us. I have been reading the full service keepsake copy that you kindly gave Janet and I. It's such a lovely thing that we can read it and look back on the words of the ceremony. It's also a way for our family to treasure the fond memory of our free-spirited brother. Janet and I went back to Wapping on Wednesday, to walk around and remember our childhood. I placed one of the stones from the service at St. Patrick's Church, where we all went to school. I'm sure that would make him laugh, and I'm sure he would find something to say about that. I'm so glad we met you. His funeral was everything we wanted for Johnny. With warmest regards, Peter and family
Bentley Crematorium, Brentwood | November 2017
Hi Rachel. I just wanted to thank you on behalf of myself, my sister and our Mum, for everything that you did yesterday. My Nan would have absolutely loved you for how kind and loving you are, and the effort and love you put into yesterday for us. We cannot thank you enough for making it perfect for us. Love from all the family Xx
Hainault, Essex | October 2017
Dear Rachel, Thank you for all your help and kindness at this sad time. It is very much appreciated by all of Johnny's family. With fondest regards, Janet & Family
Harlow Crematorium | October 2017
Hi Rachel. Just wanted to contact you to say thank you for your help and the way in which the service for Cyril was held. You did us both proud. I did not get chance to thank you after the service. Since then I have had so many compliments on how lovely the service was, and for your unassuming way in which you conducted it. Thank you once again. S x
Forest Park | September 2017
Just wanted to say thank you very much for Tuesday. The Service was lovely. You did him proud. It must have been so hard for you, but you are a professional. Thanks so much.
City of London Cemetery | June 2017
Rachel, I just want to say on behalf of myself and my family thank you so, so much. It was a lovely Service and you were amazing. Everyone kept asking if you actually knew my Dad, because they felt like you did, as they could feel the emotion coming from you. My Dad would have liked you very much. You really did us proud, and we are glad we had you. than you again, Lindsey
North Weald | June 2017
I just wanted to thank you for the way you led Dad's service.
We had so many compliments and kind words from those who came to pay their respects. Your delivery gave weight to our Dad's personality and quick wit.
Everyone felt included, and were able to relate to the man they knew.
thank you again. Tessa and family
Harlow | July 2017
Hello Rachel, I hope you are well.
Please accept my sincere apologies not sending this earlier. However, I would like to say thank you for my Father's service. You did a great job.
Thank you again, Regards, Gill
Forest Park Hainault | June 2017
Hi Rachel. Thank you so much for the Service on Friday. It went as well as we all hoped. You made it run so smoothly. We expected it to be lovely, and it was. Thanks. Kelly, Mark, Yvonne
Harlow, Essex | May 2017
Hi Rachel. Thank you so much for your kind words, they are really appreciated. It was obviously a tough day, but your amazing delivery of the service made it a positively memorable occasion, and Mum could not have had a more beautiful departure. Thank you once again, and all best wishes to you and your family.
Manor Park Chapel | August 2017
We were extremely happy with the celebrant. We felt she went 'the extra mile'. She was a lovely lady and very compassionate. Would definitely recommend her.
City of London, Wanstead | March 2017
Hello Rachel. So sorry I didn't see you to say thank you for such a wonderful send-off for Graham. You captured the essence of Graham, our love, and the total friendship he had with so many wonderful people. Had hoped you could have come back to the club for us to show our appreciation. Thank you again for all you did for us. Love Joyce
Harlow, Essex | March 2017
Rachel, thank you so much for conducting Lesley's funeral. You chose just the right words and we found it very moving. It was a lovely send-off for our dear friend. Thank you too for your patience, which I think I may have sorely tried! Take care, Kathy
Crematorium at Parndon Wood | March 2017
Dear Rachel, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did for us to help give our Dad a wonderful send-off. You conducted the service superbly. You really managed to get across the person my Dad was and the love he had for our Mum. We are very grateful for your hard work and we are all so pleased you were our celebrant. I feel dreadful that I didn't get to thank you in person after the funeral, so please accept my apologies for that. All the best to you for the future.
Harlow Parndon Wood | March 2017
Everything written by Rachel was wonderful. Thank you for listening to us and working so hard at getting everything correct. You have done a great job and captured our Dad and his life really well. Kind regards, Beth
Harlow | March 2017
I just wanted to say a big thank you from all my family and particularly from my Mum for guiding and advising us through my Dad's funeral, and giving us the chance to give him a very nice send-off, and for us to be able to say a loving goodbye. You've been a source of strength for us to lean on throughout the past two weeks, and we're very grateful for all your good work and patience in getting things how we wanted them for our Dad's funeral. We all thought that you set just the right tone on the day, and got us through the ceremony safely, with love and an affectionate respect. I'm sorry I didn't get to say thank you properly at the end of the service, but we were all a bit emotional and in a bit of a daze!
South Chapel City of London | November 2016
I found the celebrant extremely kind and thoughtful, and was very pleased with the service.
Manor Park | February 2017
Hi Rachel thanks for the card it was very kind of you. Everyone said how lovely the service was we were so pleased too
City of London | February 2017
Dear Rachel I wanted to thank you again for a lovely ceremony. I liked your dignity, grace and conscientious care. It was very easy to work with you, and you were patient and kind throughout. Best wishes, Caroline
Harlow | January 2017
Thank you so much for your wonderful help. You were very good, and everyone agreed Andy had a good send-off.
Parndon Wood | October 2016
Thank you Rachel for your support. You were fabulous and I really felt your support during the ceremony willing me to do my tribute, and do it well. Thank you. Sue
Parndon Wood | November 2016
Rachel - we missed you at the Wake. I wanted to tell you how outstanding your tribute and the way you conducted it was. I was very moved, and I know my Mum would have been proud. All my remaining relatives were touched by the detail in the tribute, and all remarked on what a wonderful service it was. Please accept our sincere thanks for all the effort you have made to make a painful journey easier to cope with. Thank you and bless you from all our family. Kindest regards, Paul, Jackie, Andrew & David
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