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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  very experienced Funeral Celebrant serving the boroughs of Woking, Runnymede, Elmbridge, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Guildford and surrounding areas in the County of Surrey.  I am familiar with all the crematoriums and burial grounds in these areas but am happy to travel to other crematoriums on request.  Ceremonies can take place in any public setting such as pub, club or private venue. There are no restrictions on a venue for the actual celebration ceremony.

I created and led the first two  Non-Religious Light up a Life Remembrance Celebrations for Woking and Sam Beare Hospices, in 2017 and 2018.  December 2018, over 300 people attended to remember their loved ones.  I will be leading The Light up a Life at the hospice again this year on Friday 6th December 2019. I was also given the great honour to lead the annual Service of Celebration and Remembrance for Woking Crematorium on Sunday 1st July 2018. I am delighted to have been asked to lead their service again on Sunday 7th July 2019.

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 and reputable celebrant, having trained with and subsequently obtaining membership of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. It has been my privilege to support many families and each time it has been a unique and special one. From our first meeting to the day of the actual ceremony I am always there to guide, support and encourage. The family choose how to say farewell to their loved one and the ceremony is completely focused on what is important to help them grieve, remember and celebrate in their own way.  I am always very moved to be trusted by families at this extremely private and emotional time and there is nothing that has ever been so important to me.

My professional experiences and skills along with my personal qualities serve me well in my celebrant role. These qualities, including listening, empathy, reliability, and commitment have been developed in part because of my personal life journey and throughout a life time career of working in both the private and charity sector.  Currently I have been working 11 years  at  Woking and Sam Beare Hospices  which has contributed to a deeper understanding and empathy for both patients and their families facing and experiencing a bereavement.

My skills in creative writing and experience of public speaking I believe are crucial in  enabling me to support families. I am a confident public speaker, which I feel is so important when I am trusted to share stories and memories, everyone wants to hear clearly about their loved one during the ceremony.

I am an attentive listener and during our family meeting will take all 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 given.”