Emma Curtis - Extraordinary Ceremonies
Emma is a a celebrant specialising in highly bespoke ceremonies and bereavement support. She will work with you to create an extraordinary ceremony that helps you celebrate the life of the person who has died, as well as acknowledging the extent of your loss, whatever your belief system.
Emma is a secular minister and grief counsellor - the runner up for Minister of the Year in the Good Funeral Awards 2017 and the first secular minister to be recognised in this category.
She is also a professional opera singer and actor.
Rosalie Kuyvenhoven - Rituals Today
Originally from the Netherlands, Rosalie now works in London, helping families to create meaningful, warm and truthful ceremonies and rituals for moments that matter. Having trained as a minister and mother of two she offers inclusive funerals for all ages, beliefs, backgrounds and gender identities.
She encourages families to hold funerals in spaces that have meaning to them and is currently researching alternative funeral venues.
Rosalie was runner-up celebrant of the year for the Good Funeral Awards in 2016 and a finalist in 2017.
Dave is a Humanist Celebrant and is registered with Humanists UK. Although he officiates at funerals from a non-religious perspective, he appreciates that some people are religious, so he is always willing to make time for a moment of private prayer.
Dave also works in the music world as a performer, teacher and conductor. His love of and knowledge of music is useful when devising ceremonies that best reflect individual wishes and tastes.
May is a funeral celebrant, a writer and a member of the Institute of Civil Funerals. She works closely with families to put together a funeral service which is personal to them.
She's a talented writer and was a finalist in the Good Funeral Awards 2017.
Jane is an experienced celebrant who can help you to find the best way to say goodbye. She's committed to supporting and encouraging families and friends to play as active a role as they want and feel comfortable with throughout the funeral.
Jane became a funeral celebrant after 25 years in the voluntary sector working with and advocating on behalf of vulnerable young people and their families, and with people experiencing loss and trauma.
Rev. Joan Browne
Joan came upon funeral celebrancy in 2008, having worked for many years as a training consultant specialising in 'soft' skills like management, team building and career development. Although she had never expected to work with bereaved families and funerals, she felt drawn to this work, and enrolled on the first available course! A few years' later, while still conducting bespoke funerals, Joan was ordained as an interfaith minister. This was with the One Spirit Interfaith Foundation. She believes this training has helped her become more open-hearted and self aware, while supporting people of any faith or none to mark significant times in their lives with ceremony and ritual. So, over the years, she has conducted many funerals, as well as other types of ceremony.
Joan co-creates personalised funeral ceremonies tailored to each family's beliefs and values. These ceremonies may or may not contain elements of religion, and are best described as spiritual rather than religious. Her intention is to capture the essence of your loved one, giving them a send-off that is both meaningful and fitting. For those left behind, her best hope is that they feel listened to, supported and understood in their time of need - and beyond.