Funeral services

A person is a jewel of many facets so I believe that a funeral service should reflect the life and beliefs of a person whether it’s a burial, natural burial or cremation. I work with you to create a true picture from family and friends to give a real understanding of life. Together we’ll produce a chapter of your family history and a joyful celebration of the deceased’s life. As a humanist Celebrant, I use the person’s beliefs and values to frame their story. I like to celebrate Life and deliver part belief or non-religious funeral services in a sensitive and caring manner, whether it’s Taoist or Pagan, Agnostic or Zoroastrian. As an ordained minister, I’m able to comfort the bereaved, empathise and support you through your loss. Nothing I say or do is without the approval of the next of kin or family.

It can be a very difficult time so I’ve put together a list of what to do when somebody dies to help you here

I’m available to help and advise on all aspects of funeral services. Some people prefer to be interred in naturally managed burial grounds, for instance Clandon Wood and Shamley Green. Others prefer a celebration sometime after a cremation. I can lead an ‘Open Memorial’ where friends and family give their own memories of the deceased. If you wish, I’ll help curate the digital footprint memorial to help the celebration of life.

Paul Fahey

Paul, Funeral Celebrant

People say:

“Thank you so much for the way you led the funeral. It was a lovely and completely appropriate way to say goodbye to a dear friend.” – Vivienne
“You made a difficult process much more bearable.” – James & Heather
“I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help, your sensitivity as well as your humour whilst dealing with everything that needed to be dealt with.” – Georgia
“There has been much praise for your work in guiding the event towards its success.  THANK YOU!” – Phillipa
“…very appreciative and grateful for your input and assistance on these matters, and people have been very complimentary about the sensitive way you conducted the service itself.” – Richard
“It was a very moving service.” – Ian
“It was a fitting farewell to Dad.” – Emma
“You captured the character and spirit of the man.” – Roy
“Very sensitive to all our family.” – Helen

If you have any questions, or just want some advice, use the appointment button below to book a free phone call and I’ll answer any questions you may have.