Celebrate the Celebrant! An interview with Maxine Ward

Maxine Ward Celebrant

The Celebrant Directory has grown to be a hub for those seeking their ideal celebrant, ceremony inspiration, and uniquely personalised celebrations. With a thriving community for over 500 celebrants from across the globe, we want to celebrate that and share with you, the wonderful work our celebrants do! That is why we couldn’t be more delighted introduce Maxine, who has built the highly regarded Maxine Ward Celebrant; the Wiltshire-based Celebrancy business that provides bespoke ceremonies in London, the Cotswolds, the West Country and overseas. We had the pleasure of interviewing Maxine, who’s passion for her work is as infectious as her smile! Here, we share that interview, with you… What type of ceremonies do you offer? All Ceremonies What is…

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Funeral Reading Ideas: A Death Poem by Bethany Rose

Funeral Reading Ideas: A Death Poem by Bethany Rose

The first in our new series of funeral reading ideas has been chosen by Georgina Halse, a creative celebrant based in East Devon with ‘an artist’s eye and an empath’s ear’. Her choice, A Death Poem by Bethany Rose is a poem of hope that aids the emotions of grief and loss.   George shares; “I love this poem as it addresses the longing for signs from the person we have lost, the fact they are gone but has a feeling of hope that they are still with us in a million little ways. It has a nod to the desperation of grief without being too focussed upon it. It can really help lift a ceremony to have something a…

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Funeral Reading Ideas: Watching For The Kingfisher by Ann Lewin

Funeral Reading Ideas: Anne Lewins Reflections From Watching For Kingfishers

Our funeral reading ideas are here to help you choose a loving way to say goodbye and to help personalise your ceremonies. Today’s reading has been chosen by celebrant Fiona Mac an experienced storyteller that offers a creative, caring and thoughtful approach when it comes to leading your service.   This passage from Ann Lewin’s Watching For The Kingfisher is in her classic style and draws from her love of birdwatching and nature.   Fiona shares; “I love this passage as it creates the journey of life, love, sustenance, resting, I have used it in woodland burial celebrations of life and it is always commented on as so fitting. It picks up the simplicity of nature and how we can…

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