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Helen Batchelor

Trading as: Celtic Ceremonies (for funerals) & Merry Makers Celebrants (for weddings and all other family ceremonies)

Mobile: 07821 411236
Email: helenjbatchelor1@live.com
Website: www.celticceremonies.org & www.merrymakerscelebrants.com
Address: Bracken House, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1RH
Info: Working across the UK with people from all communities, in major city centres to remote rural mountains, with people who hold strong religious beliefs, strong spiritual beliefs and with people who hold none, Helen’s employment has found her working within the emergency services, training government officials, working on family farms and alongside tradespeople across the UK and abroad. It’s the importance of being interested in life and being humble that she holds dear.
Bringing together her interests and experiences, Helen trained with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants as a Wedding and Family Celebrant, before training with Mountain Celebrations to complete her qualification as a Funeral Celebrant.
Helen offers services to fit the individual….traditional to ‘off-piste’, non religious, partly religious, spiritual, symbolic and always respectful. Her focus is on the needs of the individual or couple, nothing else.
Services Provided: Funeral Services, Weddings and all other family ceremonies
Areas Served: Wales
Debbie Duggan

Telephone: 01559 362938
Mobile: 07496 442296
Email: debbie@rivermansioncelebrations.co.uk
Website: rivermansioncelebrations.co.uk
Address: Llysarfon, Pentrecwrt, Llandysul, Wales
Training: Debbie was trained by Mountain Celebrations Ltd and holds: NOCN qualification, Level 3 in conducting Funeral Services, Wedding Celebration Ceremonies and Naming Ceremonies. She also holds the Level 4 qualification in conducting Child and Baby Funeral Services.
Info: My experience and skills demonstrate a strong aptitude for helping people through challenging times. The theme running through my career history has been about displaying a positive and caring approach towards members of the public.
I have natural empathy with others, especially when dealing with life challenges and I became very aware of the role and value of a Celebrant when dealing with tragedy among family and friends. I had the unfortunate, but rewarding opportunity to guide others through the funeral process and deliver eulogies. This also included the compassionate process of facilitating living wishes and arranging funerals where close relatives of the dying were unable to do so.
The role provides a great opportunity to continue my life-long learning passion around how we all deal with life defining situations with dignity, composure and humanity. Performing as a Celebrant seems a natural step for me both professionally and personally at the maturity of my professional life.
Services Provided: Funeral Services, Wedding Celebration Ceremonies and Naming Ceremonies
Areas Served: Wales
Alyson Matthews
Independent Civil Celebrant

Telephone: 01685 811702
Mobile: 07813 553123
Email: alyson.matthews@outlook.com
Address: 14 Woodland Park, Penderyn, Aberdare, Wales RCT, CF44 9TX
Info: Having recently retired as a full-time teaching professional, I still considered that I had more to give to society which is why I sought to train as a funeral celebrant; an ideal opportunity for me to use all of my experience; dealing with people from all walks of life and helping them through perhaps the most distressing time of their lives.
From a very young age I have had dealings with the public in a number of different contexts, as follows:
· performing in public
· delivering speeches
· adjudicating in Eisteddfodau
· communicating with a wide range of age groups from school children through to the elderly; in a variety of circumstances and arenas.
I am a very considerate, compassionate, highly professional, caring and responsible individual, with good interpersonal skills. As well as being a good communicator, I am a good listener; skills that are vital to the role.
Services Provided: Funeral Services
Areas Served: Brecon, Powys. Gwent, RCT, Torfaen, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath/Port Talbot and Cardiff


Mountain Celebrations Ltd

Claire Michelle Mountain Director/Senior Celebrant
Office Tel: 01495 273244
Freephone: 0800 002 5767
Email: claire@mountaincelebrations.co.uk
Website: www.mountaincelebrations.co.uk
Address: Fanheulog 19 Twyncarn Road Pontywaun Crosskeys Newport Gwent NP11 7DU
Training: Claire was trained by the UK College of Celebrancy
Info: Claire conducts Funeral Services, Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Civil Partnership Ceremonies and Baby Naming Ceremonies.
Services Provided: Weddings, Funerals, Naming Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Blessings
Areas Served: Wales


Mountain Celebrations Ltd

Bruno Cook
Telephone: 02920 515756
Mobile: 07931 204461
Email: bruno@mountaincelebrations.co.uk
Address: 7a Elm Grove Road, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Training: Bruno trained with Mountain Celebrations Ltd and conducts Funeral Services in the Vale of Glamorgan and surrounding areas.
Info: I started my working life in engineering way back in 1976 as a young apprentice and I thought that was what I was going to do for the rest of my working life. To date, half of my working life has indeed been spent in manufacturing in one form or another, but always in the background was my love and active involvement in amateur theatre.
It was that performing side that propelled me into the business training and development world as a professional Role Player (Business Actor), then as a Toastmaster both of which I have been doing for fifteen years.
Recently an opportunity came to train as a Funeral Celebrant which I have discovered contains many of the elements of my other two jobs and I hope to find it as rewarding
Services Provided: Funeral Services
Areas Served: Wales
Mountain Celebrations Ltd

Gavin Tipple
Mobile: 07411 213476
Email: gavin@mountaincelebrations.co.uk
Website: www.mountaincelebrations.co.uk
Address: 16 Minffrwd Close, Pencoed, Bridgend, Wales CF35 6SE
Info: Gavin conducts Funeral Services, Wedding Celebration Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Celebration of Civil Partnership and Naming Ceremonies as part of Mountain Celebrations. He has worked as a Celebrant since 2012
Services Provided: Funeral Services, Wedding Celebration Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Celebration of Civil Partnership and Naming Ceremonies
Areas Served: Wales
Mountain Celebrations Ltd

Kathryn John-Davies
Mobile: 07970 150664
Email: kathryn@mountaincelebrations.co.uk
Website: www.mountaincelebrations.co.uk
Services Provided: Funeral Services, Wedding Celebration Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Celebration of Civil Partnership and Naming Ceremonies
Areas Served: Wales

Mountain Celebrations Ltd

Michael Farr
Mobile: 07825 910806
Email: michael@mountaincelebrations.co.uk
Website: www.mountaincelebrations.co.uk
Training: Michael trained with Mountain Celebrations in 2017 and can conduct funeral services in the South Wales area including the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Gwent.
Info: I joined the Royal Air Force in 1974 as a Military Police Officer. After 22 years my career changed direction when I became a Logistics Team Manager for a well-known retail company. As a result of these differing but unique professional journeys, I was given an opportunity to interact with all walks of life all over the world. This allowed me to develop my literary and public speaking skills.
It is fair to say that becoming a Funeral Celebrant was never on my radar. That is until I was asked to deliver a eulogy at a family funeral. I then started to realise that many of my personal qualities endeared me to this challenging new role. It now provides me with a rewarding opportunity to guide people through difficult times, whilst demonstrating compassion and empathy with a view to creating a dignified 'theatre of occasion' to help celebrate life. With an emphasis on ensuring that a family’s wishes are met.
Services Provided: Funeral Services.
Areas Served: South Wales area including the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Gwent.
Andrew Murphy

Trading Name: Cariad Celebrations
Telephone: 01656 659287
Mobile: 07585 338062
Email: andrew@cariad-celebrations.co.uk
Training: Andrew was training by Mountain Celebrations Ltd., and holds the: NOCN qualification, Level 3 in conducting Funeral Services. Andrew also conducts Wedding Celebration Ceremonies and all Family Celebration Ceremonies.
Info: Thank you for taking the time to read my details,
I’m a professional Civil Celebrant based in The Vale of Glamorgan but more than happy to travel to any location. Over many years I’ve worked closely with couples and families helping them to celebrate their marriage or other special occasions in their own unique way with bespoke wedding receptions and gatherings.
Prior to this much of my professional time was spent with families at times of loss. I’ve never ceased to be amazed at the strength that remembering what made a person special brings to those left behind and keeps their memory living on with family and friends.
It was as the result of these two unique professional journeys that I chose to train as a Civil Celebrant and should you wish would be delighted to talk through with you, your thoughts, ideas and wishes.
Services Provided: Funerals, Wedding Celebration & Family Celebrations
Areas Served: Wales
Hayley O’Connell

Mobile: 07731 910168
Email: hayleyjoconnell@outlook.com
Address: 20 Llanover Street, Abecarn, South Wales NP11 4SY
Info: Hayley trained with Mountain Celebrations and conducts Funeral Services in South Wales, the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Gwent.
Services Provided: Funeral Services
Areas Served: Wales
Sarah Wickham

Trading Name: Wickhams Civil Ceremonies
Telephone: 01656 711 142
Mobile: 07780 764715
Email: sjwickham01@gmail.com
Website: www.wickhamscivilceremonies.co.uk
County: Wales
Training: Sarah was trained by the AOIC.
Info: After working in bereavement services for a number of years I trained as Celebrant with the AOIC in January 2013 as I wanted to help families celebrate their loved one and the life they had shared with them. Since then I have also had the privilege to officiate Wedding Celebrations, Renewal of Vows, and Naming Ceremonies.
I have officiated at many different types of ceremonies from simple services to more in depth celebrations, and have conducted not only Wedding Celebrations but also Handfasting Ceremonies, while have also helped families write and officiate their own ceremony.
I always feel very honoured when I can help a family celebrate a life, or help a couple or parent celebrate the love they share with one another and with their children. Making each ceremony special and unique is why I became a celebrant but as I always say it's 'Your Ceremony', and should be 'Your Way'.
I am based in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire in West Wales but am also happy to travel further.
Services Provided: Funerals, Wedding Celebration, Renewal of Vows, Civil Partnership Celebration and Naming Ceremonies
Areas Served: Wales

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