Funeral & Celebration of Life

Funeral and Celebration of Life ceremonies by a Celebrant

A celebrant can help families honour their loved ones in a way that befits them as an individual

The loss of a loved one is an incredibly difficult time. One of the most important factors for family & friends is to find a fitting way to come together in grief and to celebrate the person they treasure. For some families a religious service wouldn’t feel appropriate. For others it simply may not offer them the scope or freedom to say goodbye in the way they wish. Using a celebrant can help families to honour their loved ones in a way that befits them as an individual.



“I do not even know how to begin to thank you for giving so much of yourself to us yesterday. Every single person was blown away by you, your dedication and your beautiful essence.”

Sensitive and respectful ceremony

Through a sensitive and respectful approach I can help to create a beautiful and personal funeral service, or celebration of life ceremony, to remember that special someone by. I am happy to incorporate personal wishes and beliefs into my ceremonies, and to work closely with the family to develop fitting and appropriate tributes.

This may, or may not, include religious elements, as is your preference. It can involve family members or close friends, who may like to contribute a reading, a story, a song, or whatever else you feel is appropriate.

Whether you would like my support for a private interment, or for a larger scale celebration of life event, I can help you to find an authentic way to pay your respects, and to share your memories in a way that is personal to you.

“Many, many thanks for the wonderful service you put together for mum yesterday.  We all thought it was beautiful and a number of people said it was the loveliest service they had attended.  Thank you so much for allowing us to send off mum so nicely.”

Where can the ceremony take place?

If you are working with a Funeral Director to make arrangements for your loved one, you can request that a celebrant leads the service, whether this be at a crematorium, or a woodland burial ground, for example. Some Funeral Director’s will have a shortlist of celebrants that they have used before, others may not be familiar with the idea of a celebrant-led funeral. However, it is your right to decide what kind of funeral you feel is appropriate, and whom you would like to lead this.

For more information about planning a funerals and understanding your choices you may wish to visit: The Good Funeral Guide

Whatever your wishes are at this time, please feel free to CONTACT ME for more information and to explore options.

I conduct ceremonies of all types across London, the South East and South West. This includes Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and beyond.

I am also a member of the Natural Death Society. Badge to show Hannah is a member of the Natural Death Society

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Hannah Osmond, Celebrant


As an Independent Celebrant I love all things associated with ceremony, ritual and celebration. Whether it be a wedding, a renewal of vows, a milestone birthday or a funeral, there is nothing more powerful than a coming together of friends and family to mark a particular occassion. It's a real privilege to be involved in these special moments in peoples' lives. Life is so short. Let's celebrate more!



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