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Your Personal Celebrant Creating Unique and Memorable Ceremonies for Your Loved One with You

Hello, my name is Mary Morgan, I am a qualified and experienced Independent Funeral Celebrant serving the boroughs of Woking, Runnymede, Elmbridge, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Guildford and surrounding areas in the county of Surrey. Since starting my celebrant role in May 2016 I have supported nearly 150 families .  I have conducted services at Woking, Guildford, Randalls Park, South West Middlesex (Hanworth), Easthampstead, Kingston Crematoriums and Clandon Wood Natural Burial Ground.

On 1st December 2017, I created and lead the very first Light up a Life Non-Religious Celebration for Woking and Sam Beare Hospices. and will be doing the same this year on Friday 7th December 2018 at 6.45pm. I have also been given the great honour to lead the annual Service of Celebration and Remembrance for Woking Crematorium on Sunday 1st July 2018 at 3pm.

Welcome to my website and thank you for visiting. You have already made a decision or perhaps need some more information about creating a unique and personal celebration service for your loved one. I would be honoured to support you in doing just that.

This is a very important step you are taking and I am here to support and guide you in any way that I possibly can. Putting your trust in me at such an emotional and private time is something I will take great care of. This underpins everything I do in my celebrant role

Please take a look at the information included which I hope will assist you in making one of the most important decisions any of us have to make, how we say farewell to a deceased loved one. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time as I am sure you will have other questions.

 

There are 3 sections for you to browse.

A little background on me

Messages from families

Creating the service with you

 

About Me

Your Personal Celebrant Creating Unique and Memorable Ceremonies for Your Loved One with You

I am an experienced celebrant, having trained with and subsequently obtained membership of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.

I decided to train as a celebrant after attending the funeral of a very close friend where we were all central to the event, both in preparation and delivery. We chose how to celebrate and say farewell and the service was completely focused on her and what was important to help us grieve and remember, in our own, way what she meant to each of us.  It was a profound  and deeply moving experience for all of us who were involved and I knew immediately that this is what I could and wanted to do for other families; nothing has ever been so important to me.

I believe my professional experiences and skills along with my personal qualities serve me well in my role as a celebrant. These qualities, including listening, empathy, reliability, and commitment have been developed in part because of my personal life journey and throughout a 25-year career in the charity sector. My 10 years working at Woking and Sam Beare Hospices has given me a deep understanding and empathy for both patients and their families facing and experiencing a bereavement.

My skills in creative writing and experience of public speaking have also enabled me to support the families of the deceased. I am a confident public speaker, which I feel is so important at a service as everyone wants to hear clearly what it is you have asked me to say on your behalf about your loved one.

I am an attentive listener and during our family meeting will take the time you need to talk about your loved one. This is a very significant part of what we will do together. If you choose, I can  either fully compose or assist you in creating the  tribute for your loved one from what you share about their character, personality and unique life stories. This is your tribute and it must be accurate and reflect the right tone. I will always send a draft of the tribute I have written on your behalf for your approval.

My role is to support you and facilitate the best possible Celebration Service,  one that gives time and space for everyone to say goodbye in the manner that is right for you and them.

“I have found a role that matters, it matters to me, and it matters to the families that I support. In the end we all need to matter and it matters to us the end that we are give.”