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Kevin Blackham

Telephone: 01952 506522
Mobile: 07736 714911
Address: 42 Acer Close, The Rock, Telford, West Midlands, TF3 5DD
Info: I am 58 years of age, I am married and have two grown up children.
Originally from Northwich in Cheshire, I moved to Shropshire in 1977 when I joined West Mercia Constabulary.
During my 30 years’ service with the Police I was engaged in a number of roles including the C.I.D. Uniform and firearms departments. During the latter stages of my Police career I was trained as a Family Liaison Officer and had the privilege of looking after several families who had been traumatised through criminal and road traffic incidents.
Upon retiring from the Police in 2007 I took up employment with a local Funeral Director and have been involved in all aspects of that profession.
During this time I have been witness to hundreds of funeral services and realised that I could lead a funeral service as good if not better than most of the people I had witnessed.
I started to take up Civil Funeral Celebrancy in April 2014 and to date have carried out over 170 services throughout Shropshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands for a number of Funeral Directors and for many different families who have lost loved ones in numerous different circumstances.
Services Provided: Funeral Service
Areas Served: West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire

The Ceremony Company
Louise Burns, Cate Baines & Heather Brown

Address: Croston, Lancashire
Telephone: 07411 093970 (Louise), 079600 402644 (Cate), 07411 888770 (Heather)
Info: Louise is a former Local Authority Registrar, who is proud to be an Award Winning Independent Celebrant. Working alongside Louise are two experienced Award Winning Associate Independent Celebrant’s, Cate Baines and Heather Brown. They offer couples and families a choice. Before you book they will always meet you either in person or via video call, to listen to your ideas and then create your personal ceremony as your day is important to them. They will attend any type of venue or outside setting to deliver your bespoke traditional, semi-religious or something different Wedding, Blessing, Handfasting, Renewal of Vows, Civil Partnership, Baby Naming, Family Welcoming, Funeral Service or Celebration of Life ceremony. They cover all of Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. They will travel anywhere in the UK and abroad to ensure you and your guests are relaxed and have a wonderful experience. Motto: “We love what we do”.
Services Provided: Funeral Services, Wedding Celebration & Renewal of Vows Ceremonies, Civil Partnership Ceremonies and Baby Naming Ceremonies
Areas Served:
Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Cumbria (the Lake
Harry Foster

Telephone: 01829 309016
Mobile: 07812 252584
Address: Chester
Info: Harry was trained by the AOIC and conducts Funeral Services in Chester and surrounding areas.
Services Provided: Funerals
Areas Served:
Lorraine Hull

Mobile: 0744 932 3988
Address: Liverpool, L19
Info: Lorraine conducts Wedding Celebration Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Baby Naming, Civil Partnership Ceremonies and Funeral Services and will discuss and explore any options with clients. She is guided by what her clients tell her they want and encourages them to be involved at all stages of the planning and delivery – if they wish to be.
Services Provided: Wedding Celebration Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Baby Naming, Civil Partnership Ceremonies and Funeral Services
Areas Served:
Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and North Wales
Shena Lewington

Telephone: 01270 505512
Info: I know how difficult it can be to arrange a funeral that feels right, whether it’s because you don’t know for certain what your loved one would have wanted, or because different people in the family have different ideas about what is appropriate. I will work with you to prepare an essentially non-religious ceremony that is solemn and reflective, and which celebrates what is important. You can incorporate poems, readings, memories, special music – and if you request it, familiar prayers and hymns, if this will bring comfort to those attending. The ceremony will truly reflect your own wishes, not what any organisation lays down.
Since 2010, I have been helping families to create a sincere and meaningful farewell. I can make suggestions for poems and readings that will help to express what your loved one meant to you – their loves and interests, your feelings of grief or gratitude for their life, or reflections on the nature of living and dying. There is nothing that legally has to be included, so the wording and content of the ceremony is entirely up to you. After visiting you in your own home, at a time that is convenient, I will prepare a first draft of the whole ceremony for you and your family to look at, and if necessary, amend. Afterwards, I provide a copy of the script in a commemorative wallet.
I am a member of the Dying Matters Coalition, which has the aim of raising awareness of death and bereavement, and promoting openness and communication about people’s wishes. The funeral service is an important part of carrying out what your loved one would have wanted.
But I am not there just for the sad times. You can have a beautiful ceremony for your happy event, whether it’s a baby naming, a significant birthday, a renewal of vows or even the celebration of a wedding. The ceremony can contain whatever elements you choose - perhaps you dream of a sunset wedding by a lake, or in the gardens of a country house, you’d like to mix secular and spiritual music, and you want to be able to choose a well-loved reading from Corinthians combined with your favourite non-religious poems. Maybe you look forward to appointing “guideparents” to make their own promises of support to your new baby, or wearing your beautiful wedding dress one more time at a renewal of vows ceremony in the company of family and friends who could not attend your marriage abroad
Services Provided: Shena is an experienced Funeral, Wedding, Renewal of Vows and Naming Ceremony Celebrant
Areas Served:
Cheshire and Staffordshire
Jacqueline Taylor
Trading as: ‘A Life Remembered’

Mobile: 07825 810210
Info: Jacqueline conducts services at the bereaved family’s choice of venue; offering an entirely personal and unique funeral or memorial service, which remembers and celebrates the life of their loved one, and gives their family and friends the opportunity to say goodbye in an atmosphere of peace and dignity. Since 2013 she has conducted, to date, in excess of a thousand services, and regularly conducts services on behalf of more than a dozen funeral directors around the Cheshire area.
Services Provided: Funeral Service, Memorial Service
Areas Served:
Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester
Gail Willington

Telephone: 01457 839247
Address: 18 Stamford Street, Mossley, Lancashire
Info: Gail has worked in the Funeral Industry as both a Funeral Director and Funeral Celebrant for over 10 years and conducts funeral services in Lancashire and Cheshire.
Services Provided: Funeral Services
Areas Served:
Cheshire & Lancashire

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