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Kevin Blackham

Telephone: 01952 506522
Mobile: 07736 714911
Email: kb004i5087@blueyonder.co.uk
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
Steve Gardner

Mobile: 0787 9648388
Email: stephen.celebrant@gmail.com
Address: 31 St Pauls Crescent, Pelsall, West Midlands, WS3 4ET
Training: Trained with Humanists UK.
Info: Being a celebrant is a privilege. Celebration of a life well lived is the finest of tributes. Recognition of the grief of those left is essential. Every farewell should be individual and personal for each and all. All funeral ceremonies I conduct are designed and written with a family/ friends wishes at its core. Each ceremony tailored for the individual. Having spent nearly 40 years as a professional nurse I have worked with many individuals and their families in times of celebration and sorrow. Being able to say a meaningful farewell is an important element in resolving the pain of loss.
I work closely with clients to get things right, incorporating their wishes, offering suggestions and choice where unsure. I believe it is important to help and support families participate in a ceremony as much, or little, as they are able or desire.
Services Provided: Funerals
Areas Served: West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire
Dinah Liversidge

Trading as: Myddfai Celebrant

Telephone: 01550 721266
Email: dinahjl@gmail.com
Website: www.myddfaicelebrant.com
Address: North Lodge, Myddfai, Llandovery, Carmathernshire SA20
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Training: Mountain Celebrations Ltd.
Info: Dinah is willing to travel internationally to conduct ceremonies.
Services Provided: Wedding Celebration, Renewal of Vows, Civil Partnership
Celebrations and Naming Ceremonies
Areas Served: Wales, Shropshire, London, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire


Penny Thompson

Telephone: 01584 810422
Mobile: 07855 964267
Email: info@hibiscusceremonies.co.uk
Website: www.hibiscusceremonies.co.uk
Training: Registrar training with Worcestershire County Council and Hereford County Council. Crematoria Services training with Worcestershire Registration Service.
Info: As an Independent Celebrant Penny will work with you to create the ceremony that truly reflects you and your life.
Based in Shropshire, she will travel country wide to work with you for your special occasion. Whether it be your wedding, hand fasting, baby naming, special anniversary celebration, or the funeral of your loved one.
Penny has worked as a Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages for some 10 years, conducting many weddings in a variety of venues. As well as helping you to develop a bespoke wedding ceremony for your special day, she can also advise and help with the legal requirements of your Marriage.
Prior to her role as Registrar Penny worked as a Human Rights Advocate, latterly within the Voluntary sector I. Overseas Development and previously with adults with learning disabilities. She has a wide experience of working with people from a variety of backgrounds, recognising the diverse nature of our communities and the need to ensure that each individual persons need is met.
Penny enjoys spending time with her family, cooking for hoards of people, creative writing and dancing the Argentine Tango.
Services Provided: Funerals, Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Baby Naming, Hand Fasting, Significant Anniversaries, Graduations
Areas Served: Countrywide.

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