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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 60 years of age, married with two grown up children. Originally from Northwich, Cheshire. I moved to Telford, Shropshire in 1977.
A retired Police Officer with 30 yrs service with West Mercia Constabulary. I have worked in all aspects of Police work and am a fully trained Family Liaison Officer to persons affected by trauma of all kinds.
Upon retiring from the Police in 2007 I took up employment with a local Funeral Director and have been involved in all aspects of this profession.
I took up providing a civil funeral service in 2014 and pride myself on providing a special tailor made funeral service as individual as your loved one with carefully chosen words, spoken thoughtfully, ensuring a dignified, meaningful celebration of their life.
Services Provided: Funeral Service
Areas Served: West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire
Andrew Bulman

Trading As: Andrew Bulman Civil Funeral Celebrant
Mobile: 07434 750167
Email: abfuneralcelebrant@gmail.com
Website: www.andrewbulmanfuneralcelebrant.com
Address: 8 Fox Hill Close, Selly Oak, Birmingham
Training: NOCN Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy with Civil Ceremonies
Info: My name is Andrew Bulman and I am a Civil Funeral Celebrant. I live in the West Midlands where I work as well as Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.
I hold the Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy and am a member of both the Association of Independent Celebrants (AOIC) and the Institute of Civil Funerals (IOCF).
I am a qualified social worker and prior to becoming a funeral celebrant I worked for many years in local authority social services departments, before joining the voluntary sector where I was a Regional Manager in both a national crime prevention charity and a national community transport charity. Most recently I have run my own consultancy business supporting charities to sustain and grow their work.
In addition to my Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy and my Diploma in Social Work, I hold professional qualifications in business management and project management.
Services Provided: Funeral Service
Areas Served: West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire
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
Jan Holden

Telephone: 01384 484 238
Mobile: 07913 977919
Email: mail@janholdencelebrant.co.uk
Website: www.janholdencelebrant.co.uk
Address: Brierley Hill, West Midlands
Training: I trained with the UK College of Celebrancy in 2010.
Info: I conduct Funeral Services, Wedding Ceremonies, Namings, Renewal of Vows and Civil Partnership in and around the West Midlands.
Services Provided: Weddings, Civil, Partnerships, Blessings, Renewal of Vows, Namings and Funerals (Semi religious and Humanist)
Areas Served: Staffordshire, West Midlands
Shena Lewington

Telephone: 01270 505512
Email: cheshireceremonies@gmail.com
Website: www.cheshireceremonies.co.uk
Info: Since 2010, I have been helping families to create sincere and meaningful farewells. I can make suggestions for poems and readings that will help to express what your loved one meant to you – their own loves, your feelings of gratitude for their life, or reflections on the nature of living and dying.
I know how difficult it can be to arrange a funeral that feels right, whether it’s because you don’t know what your loved one would have wanted, or because family members have different ideas. I will work with you to prepare a ceremony which celebrates what is truly important. You can incorporate prayers and hymns, if this will bring comfort to those attending.
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 renewal of vows or the celebration of a wedding.
Services Provided: Shena is an experienced Funeral, Wedding, Renewal of Vows and Naming Ceremony Celebrant
Areas Served:
Cheshire and Staffordshire
Carol Palk

Trading as: Carol Palk Civil Celebrant
Mobile: 0792 7019534
Email: 22cpalk@gmail.com
Training: NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy (RQF) – Civil Ceremonies Ltd
Info: A few years ago, my friend’s daughter died; she was the same age as my eldest. Her funeral, had a huge impact on my life. It was the first celebrant led funeral that I had been to and I was stunned by the difference between this and funerals I had previously attended. I left the crematorium uplifted by the celebration of Katie’s life; warmed by the way the celebrant had captured the essence of her and shared it with those whose lives she had touched and who had gathered to remember and say goodbye. It changed the way I view death and, now I am semi-retired, I feel privileged to be in a position where I can do what that celebrant did - support bereaved families to share their memories, enabling me to capture and tell their loved one’s story in the way they wish, without the ties of ritual or tradition.
Services Provided: Funerals
Areas Served:
Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, North Wales
Leni Robson

Trading Name: Unique To You Celebrancy
Mobile: 07717 071725
Email: contact@uniquetoyou.co.uk
Website: www.uniquetoyou.co.uk
Training: NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy: Naming and Couples.
NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy: Funerals.
Info: I am a full time, qualified civil celebrant specialising in truly unique personalised ceremonies.  When you enrol me to lead your ceremony, you are free to have the ceremony how you really want it.  You can combine a variety of elements including religious, cultural and family rituals.  It really is your choice.
​I became a celebrant because I truly believe that the key moments in your life should be built around you, and your loved ones, and I do my best to make each one totally unique and personal. I do this by taking my time getting to know you, talking to you, and in turn, you can trust me to give you the best service possible.
Services Provided: Funerals, Weddings, Renewal of vows, Baby Naming, Civil Partnership Ceremonies.
Areas Served: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire.
Gaynor Stickels

Mobile: 07968 710882
Email: info@gaynorstickelscelebrant.co.uk
Website: www.gaynorstickelscelebrant.co.uk
Address: Sheepy Magna, Leicestershire
Training: Gaynor was trained by Civil Ceremonies Ltd., and achieved the NOCN Level 3 Diploma (RQF) in Naming and Couples Celebrancy and the NOCN Level 3 (RQF) in Funeral Celebrancy
Info: I provide a professional service for Naming, Wedding, Handfasting, Commitment and Vow Renewal Ceremonies. Also, Funeral and Memorial Services, Ashes Scattering and Internment Ceremonies. Specialising in Pagan Ceremonies and Rituals. I also provide a Script Writing Service if you wish someone to perform the ceremony for you.
I passionately believe that rites of passage ceremonies are so important, from receiving your given name and identity within your community, to be able to marry the one you love, no matter what your beliefs or sexual orientations and to finally, in passing, to be remembered and your memory celebrated in whatever form you wish.
My role is to ensure that your service is written and delivered with all the love, humour and expression that you wish to convey, with integrity, dignity and professionalism.
I am based in Atherstone, Warwickshire, and offer a local, nationwide and overseas service.
Services Provided: Baby Naming, Weddings, Handfastings, Vow Renewals,
Funeral and Memorial Services
Areas Served: Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Oxfordshire, West Midlands and Northampton.

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