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Beverley Anne Funeral Celebrant

Unique and personalised


Beverley Anne Celebrant is experienced at creating unique and personalised celebrations of life, that might be in the traditional form of a funeral service at a crematorium or a graveside burial. You may wish to have a natural burial or water cremation or maybe a dedicated life celebration ceremony following a direct cremation. Beverley Anne Celebrant will create and deliver a dignified service totally focused on the attributes of the your loved one.

Beverley Anne Funeral Celebrant

"Bev went the extra mile for my dad’s service. She gave me the strength to speak at his service ensuring she would pick up if I couldn’t She spent time collecting stories with all the family and delivered an excellent service which was both personal and touching. She joined us at the wake afterwards sharing many a caring word and hug I would recommend her 100%."

- Zoe Hart, 2023

Organising a funeral is one of the saddest and most daunting things we may have to do in our lives, so having a celebrant that is compassionate and professional, can turn that task into celebrating the life your loved one lived. This can really ease the pain and help in some small way to provide some closure to friends and family. 

I will come to your home and sit with you and talk about your loved one, learning as much as I can about the person they were and their journey through life.

I will then create a service that is befitting your loved one, capturing the essence of the individual, it will be totally focused on the departed, there can be music chosen by the you, also readings, anecdotes, poems, or prayers depending on your wishes. There can be a dress code - or not, there can be religious content - or not, there may also be a photo tribute and the possibility of a live link to guests unable to attend in person. 

Liasing closely with you and the Funeral Director, I will deliver the funeral service in a respectful, sensitive manner, mindful of the fact that telling their life story and encapsulating their personality in a bespoke Eulogy can be a heart-warming and uplifting experience for the attendees on such a sad occasion.

can be at a crematorium or perhaps a burial is preferred, in a local cemetery. These are personalised services and overseen by the Funeral Director, generally followed by a wake.



maybe in the form of an eco-friendly woodland burial.  There are guidelines to be followed in respect of the coffin used and certain procedures need to be adhered to. There are also Water Cremations also called Aquamation that are considered eco-friendly.



of life


These are another way to pay your last respects to your loved one and generally occur sometime after a Direct Cremation. This is where there is an unattended cremation followed by a belated Celebration of life ceremony. This can take place anywhere of your choosing such as a village hall, a local club, a function room, or garden. 

These ceremonies can be joyful and celebratory, with freedom to remember the life lost with no constraints of a church or crematorium. Often there is food and drinks, music and possibly dancing. The ceremony allows for many elements and contributors, humour and laughter is generally welcomed, with plentiful toasts. 


The benefits of these are that the time delay allows for more guests to make travel arrangements if living abroad or with health issues. Also, the family have a little time to manage the initial shock of grief and consider what type of celebration they would actually like.

Beverley Anne Funeral Celebrant
Beverley Anne Funeral Celebrant



Alternatives to traditional funeral ceremonies are Ceremonies for ashes to be buried, scattered or interred, in a grave or a Barrow or somewhere far more personal like a garden or special place. There can be ceremonial tree planting, Pet services, or maybe just the writing of a Eulogy is required and not a ceremony to be led. 

I am also available for consultations with those who are intending to plan their own funeral. This is becoming more prevalent as many would like to discuss what their options are before committing to their written intentions. Some may find this difficult to do with their nearest and dearest. I am happy to offer a private, sensitive, open discussion led by the individual.



"Beverley Anne officiated at my wife’s father’s funeral and she did it with the upmost respectable and caring manner, we could not have wished for a better person to do this for us. Thank you Beverley, from the bottom of our hearts."

- Thomas Grove 2023

"Beverley was a perfect choice of celebrant for our mum's funeral. She helped greatly in a difficult time and always responded thoughtfully to accommodate our wishes. She led the service with a calm and warmth that helped us all.
We would thoroughly recommend her."

- Martin 2023

"Beverly Anne (Bev) conducted the funeral service for my dear mum, and we couldn’t fault her. She was professional, whilst being kind, and caring. She worked closely with us at all times. She sat with my dad, and I, at such a difficult time, and was able to guide us through the whole process. From the things that we spoke about that covered mum’s life, Bev was able to produce a lovely service. We can’t thank her enough for giving mum a lovely send off. Thank you Bev for making a difficult day more bearable. I would highly recommend Beverly."

- Deb 2023

“Thank you so much for helping and organising Dad’s funeral, you were amazing, the whole day was perfect and made so much easier by your words and kindness.” 

- Love from all the family 2023

"Bev diligently helped prepare the Ceremony to celebrate the life of my wife Jane, at Willow Row Barrow, following closely my wishes and guiding the proceedings professionally."

- Chris 2022

"Bev carried out the funeral service for my Dad who we lost suddenly and without warning, making the whole process such a difficult experience for my family. She took the time to visit us so that we could talk about my Dad discussing his life and sharing the fond memories we had so that she could ensure the person she described during the service was true to his form. Throughout the whole process Bev was compassionate and sympathetic, and helped provide the courage for my sister and I to speak at the funeral. On the day the service went without any additional stresses, and we gave my Dad the send-off he deserved.  I would recommend Bev without hesitation."

- Karen 2023

"Bev conducted the ceremony for my Dad who we lost suddenly after a short illness. She was empathetic, compassionate and thoughtful throughout the whole process. Bev communicated frequently and took on board all our thoughts and wishes. On the day Bev was comforting and professional and the service is exactly how we wanted it to be. Dad got the send off he deserved. I would definitely use Bev. The personal touch and attention detail are outstanding and made a difficult day bearable."

 - Jo & Steve Drennan 2022

"Beverley is a very pleasant, warm person who easily invited me to share my story. With her command of detail and the written word, she crafted a great ceremony which reflected and celebrated the life of my wonderful mum. I know that she is professionally qualified in civil celebrancy and her integrity and reliability are above reproach. I would have no hesitation in recommending her unreservedly as a professional celebrant."

- Charles 2021

"People don't always realise or think about the important role and responsibilities that a Master of Ceremony fulfils on the day of a funeral or memorial service. What Beverly did for our family in such a short space of time will always be irreplaceable. She took a massive weight off our shoulders from our very first conversation and took the initiative and responsibility of organising and structuring the service. On the day, she effortlessly delivered her speeches which she carefully prepared and guided the service through to its conclusion, ensuring it went smoothly. It was also quite noticeable that Beverley took the time to get to understand our needs for the service in order to produce her speeches, as well as all of our family and friends who attended on the day of the service. The way Beverley was able to sort out an initial conversation with us so quickly, get all the information she needed, and organise the whole event was just incredible. She is hard working, dedicated to the job and made us feel comfortable from start to finish. She possesses the special balance of delivering a quality service and adding a compassionate, personal touch. She is flexible and will tailor her services to whatever kind of event you want to hold. We cannot thank her enough and will 100% use her services again if/when it is required."

- Jasmine 2022

"Bev was excellent right from the start. She came to see me at home prior to the funeral to understand what my mother was like and then wrote a lovely accurate tribute to her. She also informed me exactly what to expect on the day of the funeral. On the day Bev was extremely professional and comforting, taking time before we went to ensure we were ready. She made was a very difficult day run very easy."

- Phil 2023

"Bev carried out the funeral service for my Dad. I have to say she was so lovely, she not only took real time learning as much as she could about my Dad but she also let us talk about some memories so that we were able to clarify in our minds who he was, how people saw him as well as reminding ourselves of how he was with us, all of this was carried out in good time before the service so we had time to plan and decide what we wanted too. The service itself was perfect, she understood what we wanted and what was important. I would highly recommend Beverley for any celebrant needs. Thank you for helping us on that difficult day."

- Karen Jones 2023

"We wanted a ceremony to celebrate the life of our loved one. He wasn’t a religious person so we decided make plans accordingly....I was planning to take on the role as the voice for the day including introductions, eulogy and of course the hostess. As the time got closer I started to realise this would be a big ask...I discussed the possibility of another option with my daughter...We both decided to look for someone who could be the middle person, in my opinion better known as a master of ceremonies.... After a bit of research my daughter found Beverley, who’s title is a celebrant. I had never heard of this before...Beverley put all 4 of us at ease and explained from the onset what her role is and why she was with us...She also explained the whole process and we all felt comforted by the fact she took control without being pushy or invasive....Beverley had not only produced fitting words for the ceremony but also ideas for an order of service without hymns....On the day Beverley turned up over an hour and half before the guests. She helped with the finishing touches for the hall and again clarified what her role was. Needless to say the day was a complete success, I felt so relaxed when I did my own tribute, as I knew the rest of the day was in capable hands. We received so many compliments about Beverley, many people thought we were friends. I would describe Beverley’s service as the glue that holds everything together on your big day."

- Caroline Clench 2022

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