Sun Rising
Natural Burial Ground and Nature Reserve
01295 688488

BowlCelebrants and Ministers

Many funerals at Sun Rising are conducted by a Christian priest, or minister of another religious tradition, the arrangements being sorted out by the family, by us, or funeral director.

For a non-religious service, the family may consider not using a celebrant. However, the celebrant's role is valuable: they guide us through the steps of a funeral, allowing us better to pay our respects and say goodbye when our minds may be scattered with grief.

Here are some celebrants who have requested we list them. Those who have conducted funerals at Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground are marked **. Let us know if you have any queries and we can guide you.

Tricia Empson **
Civil Celebrant
07966 074076

Kim Finlayson **
Civil celebrant
01869 242693
07825 185848

Russell Fowler **
Warm and caring independent celebrant
07580 127279

Philippa Howell **
Humanist celebrant
01242 583680
07564 521516

Stephen Hughes **
Personal, dedicated celebrant
07787 421214

Blake Hutchings **
Creative and caring humanist celebrant
07736 310568

Robert Jelley **
Humanist celebrant
07763 005654

Ruth Jewell
Civil celebrant
07751 876807

Judy Mansfield **
Experienced independent celebrant
Cherish Ceremonies
07713 278699
01926 930393

Moira Pendlebury **
Warm and caring humanist celebrant
07944 892914

Alan Penny **
Independent celebrant and bereavement counsellor
02476 661089
07733 472489

Lindsay Reynolds **
Interfaith minister
07597 929200

Sylvie Summer **
Warm and sensitive humanist celebrant
01788 877568
07971 79824

Ian Willox **
Humanist celebrant
07973 221479

If the organising of a funeral service that does justice to a person’s life seems too much to cope with while in the thick of grieving, the alternative is a memorial service held at a later date, either at Sun Rising or elsewhere. 

Memorial Services is an organisation that guides, supports and helps families create memorial services. Contact Hugh Thomas for more information or check the website.
07745 473959