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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




Hibiscus Ceremonies

Penny Thompson & Angela Booton
Telephone: 01584 810422 / 01905 909248
Mobile: 07855 964267 / 07811 147350
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 Independent Celebrants Angela and Penny will work with you to create the ceremony that truly reflects you and your life.
Based in Worcestershire and Shropshire, they 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 10years, 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.
Angela served as a Police Officer for over 30years and having attained a Senior rank had the privilege of organising a number of ‘in service funerals’, providing a dignified and honourable Ceremony for a colleague
whilst ensuring the family say goodbye in their own unique way.
Both Penny and Angela have a wide experience of working with people from a variety of backgrounds. A theme throughout their careers has been to recognise the diverse nature of our communities and to ensure that each individual persons need is met.
Services Provided: Funerals, Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Baby Naming, Hand Fasting, Significant Anniversaries, Graduations
Areas Served: Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, West Midlands, (South) Powys
Derek Filby

Telephone: 01446 711763
Mobile: 07929 303088
Email: derekfilby@googlemail.com
Address: Morawelon, 22 Celtic Way, Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Training: Level 3 Diploma with Mountain Celebrations.
Info: Born and brought up in South Wales, studied at Bridgend Boys Grammar School and Llandaff Technical College Cardiff. Enjoyed a variety of employment including a number of years as a lighthouse keeper, and a local authority housing manager, now semi retired and currently working in funeral care in Barry.
I enjoy books especially the works of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. I am keen on film, and over the years have appeared in numerous productions as a film extra.
My life experience thus far, allows me to empathise readily with people from widely varied social backgrounds.
By becoming a celebrant it is my intention to provide a genuine service to people in the Vale of Glamorgan at a challenging time for them. To arrange individually constructed celebrations of their loved ones lives that reflect their uniqueness, and by so doing encourage an appreciation in others of the special qualities a celebrant service can provide.
Services Provided: Funeral Services.
Areas Served: Vale of Glamorgan,
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
Training: I have trained with Mountain Celebrations Ltd., and hold the NOCN qualification, Level 3 in conducting Funeral Services. I also conduct Wedding Celebration and Baby Naming Ceremonies.
Info: I worked in the Financial Services Sector for 28 years, and as a Senior Manager gained widespread experience of working with staff and clients from many cultures and backgrounds, often dealing with sensitive and personal issues.
I have a warm and sincere personality and believe in my role as a Civil Celebrant, I can provide clients with a personal and well-organised service, whether this is needed at a time of bereavement or celebration. Over many years I have learned to listen to what people say and not just hear them. Sometimes picking up on what’s not said is even more import and this is a skill I have gained dealing with lots of different people on different occasions.
I am responsible, professional and work well with others to deliver the best experience I can and one that meets people’s expectations and beyond.
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.

Mountain Celebrations Ltd

Karin Powell
Telephone: 01600 712274
Mobile: 07763 758118
Email: karinsmartie@icloud.com
Address: Monmouth, Wales
Training: Karin trained with Mountain Celebrations Ltd.
Info: I have worked in healthcare for the last 23 years, and during this time, through experiencing how individuals deal with difficult, traumatic and upsetting events; I have developed my empathetic and supporting skills, enabling me to be a good communicator. My experience in training also provides me with the skills to be a confident orator.
Growing up and working in South East Wales has given me an experience and knowledge of the local community and this connection means that I can be sensitive to the wishes and needs of the families that I work with in my role as a Celebrant.
My personal experiences have provided a deep understanding of the need for the individuals concerned to be at the centre of planning for any occasion.
Services Provided: Funeral Services
Areas Served: Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire

Mountain Celebrations Ltd

Anthony Collins-Wright MBE
Trading Name: Tony Wright MBE
Mobile: 07545 336753
Email: tonywrightmbe@hotmail.co.uk
Address: Newport, Gwent
Training: Tony trained with Mountain Celebrations Ltd.
Info: A well-known face and voice especially in Wales as Tony Wright MBE is an award winning radio presenter and actor.
Tony is thoroughly committed in giving you exactly what you want. He is thoughtful, caring, compassionate, and gets on well with everyone he meets. Tony received an MBE in 2006 from Her Majesty the Queen for his services to charity.
Tony is willing to travel and is an ideal choice for your life celebration.
Services Provided: Wedding Celebration, Renewal of Vows, Civil Partnership Celebration and Naming Ceremonies
Areas Served: South Wales, Gwent/Glamorgan
Dinah Liversidge

Trading as: Myddfai Celebrant
Telephone: 01550 721266
Email: dinahjl@gmail.com
Website: www.myddfaicelebrant.com
Address: North Lodge, Myddfai, Llandovery, Carmathernshire SA20
0LZ
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
Deborah Morgan Lewis

Trading as: Morfa Civil Ceremonies
Telephone: 029 2236 2465
Mobile: 07866 634640
Email: DEBMLG2@icloud.com
Training: Mountain Celebrations Ltd.
Info: I am an Independent Civil Celebrant, based in Cardiff,
South Wales and am more than happy to travel around the
country if you feel I am the Celebrant for you.
I provide a personalised service that enables those who I
have been given the honour to work with to be able to
create a fitting service which says goodbye to their loved
one in a way that feels right for them.
I am also able to deliver part or all of your service through
the medium of Welsh if you wish.
Services Provided: Funeral Services
Areas Served: Wales
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
Ceri-Lou Newman

Trading Name: Cherished Memories, Wales
Mobile: 07999 715251
Email: ceri-lou@cherishedmemories.wales
Website: www.cherishedmemories.wales
Address: 3 Laura Street, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales CF63 2NU
Training: Ceri-Lou was trained by Mountain Celebrations Ltd.
Info: Ceri-Lou worked in the event management industry for over 17 years and following redundancy decided to retrain as a Funeral Director, gaining the Cert. F.P. qualification in 2017. She worked in the funeral industry for a number of years in all aspects of funeral care.
With a love of writing and a passion to provide families with a truly personal funeral service, this led her to the role of Funeral Celebrant.
It is important to me that individuals are truly reflected in their funeral service, their families are as involved as they feel able and those gathered to honour them come away feeling comforted, uplifted and beginning to heal following their loss. I will support and guide you through the process of creating a beautiful service; suggesting content and personal touches to ensure that the funeral of your loved one is as memorable and unique as they were in life.
Services Provided: Funeral Services
Areas Served: Wales, South Wales, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan
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
David Wildin

Trading as: Forest Ceremonial Services Limited
Mobile: 07399 262907
Email: dwildinfcs@gmail.com
Training: Mountain Celebrations Stage 1 & 2.
Info: A born and bred Forester, I have worked as a teacher in a small primary school in the Forest of Dean for over twenty years, helping to organise and compere many district events. I studied the NOCN Certificate in Civil Celebrancy with Mountain Celebrations.
I am very approachable and flexible, with an empathetic nature, good communication skills and a wealth of local knowledge. I will arrange and deliver a unique service reflecting the wishes of your family and loved one.
Services Provided: Funerals.
Areas Served:
Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire.

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