Memorial Services 

A wonderful opportunity for family and friends to remember, share and celebrate the life of someone they love. 

 

Create a Unique Ceremony

Rituals honour and mark significant moments in life, from birth to death and beyond. The funeral service ritual helps us to mourn and to say farewell, often followed by a gathering in a less formal environment.  

Many people now choose to say goodbye in a simple service at the crematorium or similar, then gather either on the same day or a different day to remember the person who has died in a memorial or celebration of life service, what you call it is your choice.

Your gathering can be as relaxed and informal as you want it to be, remembering someone you love in this way brings with it the freedom to be creative and to really think about how you want this to play out.

Think about where it could be, who you would like to be involved, and if or how you would want to structure the service, or would you prefer something with more flexibility? 

It means so much to have a connection with others who have known and loved the person whose life you are jointly celebrating.

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Working With You

Of course, you don’t need to do this alone if you don’t want to, I will work closely with you, to create a tribute that reflects the personality of your loved one, respectfully, with joy, humour and sensitivity.

I will help you to realise your vision or offer advice and guidance if that is what you need.

I will write the service based on what you have told me and I can also bring together and coordinate contributions from others who are to be included.

This could be by sharing their own memories, reading poems, singing or playing music; one of the most moving tributes I have seen in a service was when someone stood up and began to sing, ‘you’ve got a friend’ it was a very moving choral tribute from a lifelong friend.

Do you want structure or the flexibility of storytelling in a way that brings memories and echoes of a shared past to life?

If you want to know more please do get in touch, I’m always happy to talk.

Reasons to work with a Celebrant

Create a unique ceremony

Completely secular

Beginning-to-end contact

Get advice and support

Explore the alternatives

Magical memories

A ceremony like no other

Gain a life-long friend

Confidential service

About Celebrant Ceremonies

When creating a service or ceremony of their choice, many people are opting to blend something of their own character and personality with a bit of tradition.

More and more of us want to celebrate those special moments our own way or remember our loved ones in the style that suits them best.

In today’s more secular society, very often we are choosing to blend accents of styles and traditions that we readily identify with with our big occasions in life, which means that when we celebrate a new life, our relationships, rites of passage or the passing of someone that we love, we naturally look to our personal lifestyle choices and the values by which we live whilst still retaining the character and tradition of our heritage.

Traditions that can include elements of religion, spirituality, cultural values and the lineage and history that makes us who we are.

About Celebrant Ceremonies

When creating a service or ceremony of their choice, many people are opting to blend something of their own character and personality with a bit of tradition.

More and more of us want to celebrate those special moments our own way or remember our loved ones in the style that suits them best.

In today’s more secular society, more and more of us are choosing to blend accents of styles and traditions that we readily identify with the big occasions in life, which means that when we celebrate a new life, our relationships, rites of passage or the passing of someone that we love, we naturally look to our personal lifestyle choices and the values by which we live, whilst still retaining the character and tradition of our heritage.

Traditions that can include elements of religion, spirituality, cultural values and the lineage and history that makes us who we are.

Getting Started is Easy

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Phone Consultation

Send me a message or call 07969 063805 to arrange an initial chat about how I could help.

Book Appointment

If we are a good fit, then following our chat we can arrange to set up a meet and greet.

1st Meeting!

During our meeting, we can discuss your needs and I can answer any questions you have

All The Details…

My Memorial Service Fees

My Memorial Service Package are £200 – £500 depending on requirements and length of time, to be agreed when we meet

Additional charges may be applicable. You can see these here.

For Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day there will be an extra charge.

My Memorial Service

First Meeting

This will take up to two hours, during this time we will discuss how you want your ceremony, readings and poems and I will help you to create a unique and beautiful service.

Another meeting or longer time do not form part of the basic package and would incur further costs which we would agree when we arrange the contract.

Great Contact

You will have ‘end to end’ contact with me for help and guidance throughout the whole process.

The Ceremony

Professional delivery of the ceremony will take up to 30 minutes at your chosen venue.

Please note; A longer ceremony does not form part of the basic package and would incur further costs to be agreed with you.

Your Memories

I will give you a had finished copy of your ceremony personalised to your scheme or theme

Hello! I'm Liz

Family Celebrant

Working with you to bring a fresh approach to creating a personal and unique ceremony that is filled with love, laughter and heartfelt sentiments, and I believe creating something uplifting and memorable can only be done by spending time with you and getting to know you.  Choosing to work with a Celebrant opens up so many opportunities for you to have exactly what you want, whether you are celebrating a relationship or saying goodbye, and I would love to help.

Getting Started is Easy

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Free Phone Consultation

Send me a message or call 07969 063805 to arrange an initial chat about how I could help.

Book Appointment

If we are a good fit, then following our chat we can arrange to set up a meet and greet.

1st Meeting!

During our meeting, we can discuss your needs and I can answer any questions you have

"Thank you so much for yesterday Liz it was such a beautiful ceremony, I really can’t thank you enough – We have had such lovely comments from everyone that attended about how beautiful and personal the ceremony was. Thank you once again for making Penny’s naming so special x"

Sarah, Adam & Penelope Smallman

"Thank you Liz for all your hard work writing a beautiful naming ceremony for my baby boy! Everyone was touched by the wording and choice of poems! Thanks too for you help with the planning and on the day! Would highly recommend!"

Charlotte Collins

"Thank you Liz for making our daughters (Double) naming ceremony a wonderful day, the ceremony was everything we wanted and more! Thank you for getting to know my family and therefore making the ceremony so personal to us, I would highly recommend Liz as a celebrant, for a personal and stress free service."

Abi and Lee Newman with Summer and Georgia

Frequently Asked Questions

We don’t want a pre written script, how can we have a ceremony that is about us?

Oh, there are so many ways… let’s face it, your relationship isn’t like anyone else’s and your ceremony should reflect your love and commitment for each other in ways that suit you.

We will work together to make it all yours, I will guide you through it and in the end the format is up to you, it doesn’t have to be a mass produced re hash, so don’t feel that you have to settle. There is nothing lovelier or more liberating than the freedom to create something beautiful, moving and all yours, so let’s do this!

Is my  wedding ceremony with you legally binding?

No. If you wish your marriage to be legally recognised you will need to register your intent to marry at the Registry Office, telling them that you have already booked your celebrant and you just need a simple service to complete your paperwork and declarations.

Book a date that suits you with your local Registry Office, you will need two witnesses on the day. At the Registry Office you have to choose one declaration each from several legal statements, these are not vows, but legally binding words.  

To make it easier, think of the legal bit at the Registry Office as your marriage, then the wedding is the more personal celebration of your relationship with me where you can make more personal vows to each other, wherever you choose.

So is the exchanging of rings a legal requirement?

No, you don’t even have to exchange rings if you don’t want to.

I can discuss alternative ideas if you wish.

Do I have to hire a licensed venue?

No. Celebrant led ceremonies can be officiated anywhere, which means that you can choose a venue or place that is special to you, indoor or outdoor, at any time of the year.

Celebrants are also much more flexible around time; I don’t charge extra for evening or weekend weddings.

Does my ceremony have to be in office hours?

No. Celebrants are not restricted by times or working days which means you can celebrate your relationship in a relaxed, informal way with no time constraints. Or, it can be as formal and traditional as you want it to be, the choice really is yours.

I have carried out many afternoon and evening ceremonies as well as day time ones.

Is it expensive to book a Celebrant?

No. My prices compare very favourably to a registrar coming out to your venue, but you get so much more, and the cost won’t change depending on day, time or if it is a bank holiday.

Let’s Talk…

Ask a question or book an appointment below. 

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07969 063805

Manchester, UK

liz@unityceremonies.co.uk

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