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Testimonials 2017/18

I want to thank you for making what was one of the hardest days of my life, special. You took so much care in gathering all the right information to ensure that Grandad got a goodbye that not only we appreciated, but he would have too. Grandad wasn't one for sitting in a church singing hymns and bible readings for hours- in the limited time we requested, you still delivered such a special and touching service. So much of what you said fell in line with what we believe in. Sometimes, good old-fashioned humanity seems to bring all beliefs together, which is a beautiful thing, especially at such difficult times. I hope that you are keeping well and continuing with your superb work. You have a magical way of filling a room with love and calmness, something rare to come across and beautiful to have the privilege of sharing. All the best and thank you again. Ellie

Thank you is such a very small word for the service you provided yesterday for Allan.  You captured his true essence so well, and even raised a laugh whilst telling the story of his life – he would have approved of that!  Everybody commented on the service and said that it was probably the best they had ever been to and, basing that on the average age group, it was rated highly.  It goes without saying that we will happily recommend you to anyone that asks (hope that’s ok with you) Dotty, Brian and I are truly very grateful to you for giving Allan the send off he so richly deserved. Thank you so very much.  Best wishes & love Mary xxx

I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful service today – it was appreciated by all the family and the many friends of Russ who attended. You did so much more than just conduct the service, you gave great comfort to everyone on such a sad day and we all left the chapel feeling happier than when we entered. Jacky and Kate were so touched by your kind, well-crafted words and are immensely grateful to you. If your ears were burning this afternoon it was because everyone at the reception was talking about the beautiful service!   Once again, many thanks and love from Dorothy.

On behalf of the entire family I wanted to express our sincere thanks to you for the tributes that you put together and spoke on behalf of our Mum and our Dad.  We are so pleased that Tina suggested you‎ as you were able to capture the essential characteristics and life stories of our parents in a very empathetic way which we thought was so fitting. Friday was very moving for all of us ‎but I believe that we paid a great tribute to Dad and he will never be forgotten by anyone who knew him and loved him. Once again Claire many thanks, Best wishes, Dave

Thank you so very much for the comforting way in which you carried out the service.  Your presentation could not have been bettered and many commented what a lovely service it was.  Hopefully we may meet in the future when we may express our thanks in person. Sincerely, Roger

It was a most successful occasion, mainly thanks to your impeccable delivery of such a well composed eulogy.  I know the family were delighted with the memoriam and full of praise for the smooth running of the service.  Other attendees were very impressed and found comfort in your sensible and well measured words.  Thank you for a true celebration of a well-lived life. With all good wishes to you. Suzanne x

I can't even begin to tell you how amazing you made our mummy's funeral yesterday you was like an angel sent to us to talk about our beautiful mummy. Thank you so much you are truly wonderful and made our mummy's day even more special. Big hugs kisses and love being sent to you from our hearts. xxx Love Donna xxx

I am writing to thank you on behalf of the family for everything you did to make yesterday as good as it could be.  The time you took to get to know us and mum is very much appreciated as were your contributions to the service.  I can appreciate too just how much time you would have put into the content which made for a very fitting farewell to mum. You have a professional, calm, confident and warm delivery which certainly helped me get through it all! I also received some very complimentary words about the service. Thank you, Claire, and very best wishes to you.  Tony

We cannot put into words the gratitude we feel for the way you captured the essence of Pat and everything that was wonderful about her and her life. The saddest of days was in fact made so much easier for all of us that loved and knew her as we listened to you talk of Pat as if she had also been your friend which was wonderful, comforting and truly a gift. So many people commented on what a beautiful service it was and we couldn't agree more.

Claire we are truly thankful that whatever guided us to you knew we needed someone and something special and we found that in you, so thank you once again for making Pats celebration one that will always stay in our hearts with love and not sadness as is so often the case.
Keep doing the wonderful job you do as there are many like us who need it. Warmest wishes, Lorna, Lindsay & Sarah

Hellie and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all you did to ensure Sandra's funeral was a truly memorable and emotionally uplifting occasion. The combination of your wonderfully calming approach, your sincerity and kindness and your beautifully melodic voice enabled everyone to focus on Sandra's death in such a positive way. We are so fortunate that you were able to be with us on that day and we will always remember you.  With the very kindest wishes. Hellie & Deborah xx 

Thank you so very much for the time and effort you put into Dad's day.  You really personalised it and made it feel so special. We can't imagine a better job.   All friends and family have commented on what a lovely service it was. Thank you from Carol, Michael and Tim 

Thank you for a wonderful service it was so fitting for Pat. Lots of Pat's friends commented on how perfect your service was, a few also asked if you knew Pat. Shelia said after the service that she had a nervous feeling in her stomach all morning but as you spoke and what you said calmed her down and she got great comfort from your service. Thank you for delivering the farewell I wanted for Pat, she was and always will be a special person on my life.  Many thanks, Carla

A very difficult time was made all the easier to cope with by your sincere professionalism. Afterwards we had nothing but comments saying what a lovely, touching service it had been. My most sincere thanks for everything on Wednesday. May I wish you well and all the love you so ably talk about professionally. Ray

I am writing to thank you on behalf of the family for everything you did to make yesterday as good as it could be. The time you took to get to know us and mum is very much appreciated as were your contributions to the service. I can appreciate too just how much time you would have put into the content which made for a very fitting farewell to mum. You have a professional, calm, confident and warm delivery which certainly helped me get through it all! I also received some very complimentary words about the service. Thank you Claire and very best wishes to you. Tony

We gave Brian the best send-off we could have hoped for on Friday, many of those who joined us for refreshments afterwards commented on what a touching and fitting tribute to him it was and you delivered it brilliantly and so we thank you for your input.  Cheers and very best wishes,  Karen & Stuart

I just wanted to say thank you very much for the service for Mum. It was very touching and a fitting celebration of her life. You made what was a tough day for our family easier to bear. Thank you once again for your kindness throughout. David

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful service you did for Mum today.   Had she been looking down I think she would have been chuffed to bits. Everybody was full of praise for your wonderful eulogy. As a family we felt that it couldn’t have been any better. You conjured up our dear mum perfectly.  Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, Julie & family

 

Testimonials 2016

We felt privileged that you took the service for our dad and so many people said to us afterwards how captivating you were, warm and sincere. We thank you for that and making our dad's "send off" so special. He would have been so proud. Mum also said how wonderful you were.
Well onwards and upwards with our lives, and we are all happy that our paths have crossed. We have to tell you a little secret - that we called you our "Mary Poppins" when we first met you and you came on your bike to Mum's house.  We felt your warmth as a person immediately. Keep doing what you are doing Claire and all the best for the future. We are sure your dad will be bursting with pride at his wonderful daughter. 
Much love, Sisters and Mum

Thank you so much for yesterday. You should have heard the amount of praise I was given from the people attending the service!!! They were absolutely convinced that I must have written the text from the beginning till the end by myself as it was so spot on!!!!! And yes, sadly as I just can't help myself, I had to admit that  it was all down to your hard work. My brother was commenting how he was so surprised to be able to understand every single word you spoke which for a non-native English speaker can sometimes be quite a challenge.
I'm so glad to have met you. Of course I would have preferred it to have taken place under different circumstances. But well - just need to try to see the positive wherever I can. With gratitude, Elina

We just wanted to thank you for a wonderful service you gave to Olive.  John was worried that Olive would be portrayed in a different way, yet he told us after that “The lovely lady did Olive proud”. We could not have put it better. Your warmth and kindness shone through.  We know for certain that Olive would be looking down in her cheeky way, saying “Well done girl”!!  With many thanks, John, Fran, Malcolm, Derek, Fiona and family.

Words cannot express our appreciation for the patience and time you spent with us preparing the eulogy and words for Lilian’s funeral.  It was amazing to receive your proposed reading for our perusal.  How well you understood Lilian’s personality! It was a beautiful day and the service was all we had hoped it would be.  We thank you most sincerely for all your time in making it so special for us, Best wishes, Ron and Joy

Just a note to say my many, many thanks for all your input into Terry's service.  We felt it was a fitting end to his life, conducted in a way he would have wished. Friends and neighbours who joined us have also commented that they felt it reflected Terry as they knew him.
With all best wishes Juliet, Chocky and Jo  

A heartfelt thank you for the nice service that you provided for us on Monday afternoon. Other family, relations and friends were full of praise for the way it was put over, complimenting mum in every way throughout her lifetime.  I would like to confirm David’s comments and add my thanks for all you did for us in making Mum’s service a celebration of her life, rather than a regret for her passing.  Once again, many thanks to you for making Mum’s send-off a special one. Mags and David

May I offer you our personal thanks for your compassion, your understanding and your delivery of my mother’s service.  You were sent to us by chance and how truly grateful we are for that. You showed true humanity.
Many members of our family have commented what a lovely personal service you delivered. Many Thanks again, Paul & Linda  

We would just like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks for the beautiful and moving ceremony that you performed at Mum's funeral service. You made it seem very personal and a truthful depiction of Mum's life.
Family and friends who knew Mum were amazed at how well you managed to capture her essence. Kind regards, Paul and Glenis

Just wanted to say thank you for your input today. We were all really pleased at how it went and we had lots of nice comments about the service.  Sorry we didn't get a chance to thank you properly in person after the service. Mum has asked us to send on her heartfelt thanks too. Best wishes, Jane 

I wanted to say a huge thank you for the beautiful service that you gave.  You were so kind, offering touching words and sincerity.
After the service so many family and friends commented how wonderful you were.  So thank you again and take care.  Claire xx 

Thank you so much for conducting the service at Glynis’s funeral.  I thought your portrayal of Glynis was beautiful, and she would have been so proud. Thank you again for your calm and supportive manner. Best wishes, Wendy

Thank you so much for the service today; we are most grateful and I just wanted you to know that everyone appreciated it very much and commented on how well it went. Your words and the beautiful poems, I think, comforted us all. Thank you. Sincerely, Lesley

Just wanted to drop you a line to say how lovely the service was for my dad on Thursday.  Thank you so much for making it special.
Everyone commented on what a lovely service it was.  Several people even said it was the best funeral they have ever been to.
This makes me happy. I feel like I, we, did my dad proud.
Thanks again for everything.  Kind regards, Sara xx

Thank you so much for yesterday - the service was perfect, everybody thought what you said about Lilly was just what she was all about.  Once again many thanks for yesterday.  Rose

Thank you so much for taking Dad's final farewell today. You got my dad spot on, and brought back a lot of memories, not just for me but also everyone who was there today.  Regards and best wishes,  Richard

I have thought of you on many occasions over the last year, since you looked after us and mum's farewell service so beautifully.  I only want to send you a quick hello, our best and warmest regards.  I hope you and yours are well Claire.  Thanks again for taking such good care of us. I know we all had a great appreciation of the part you played.  Naomi x 

Thank you again for everything that you put into Mum's service.  As I said to Carol, I believe that Mum would have really appreciated all that you said about her and the service was just right for her. Anne

Just a quick Thank You from us for a truly beautiful eulogy.  Your support and advice through such a tragic time gave us strength, and your wonderful words were a lovely tribute to our beautiful Emma.  We feel we were very lucky to have found you, and cannot thank you enough, Bob, Mel, Becky and James.

On behalf of all our family and friends I should like to thank you for your pivotal role in helping all who gathered to bid Olive a last farewell. 
Your warmth and empathy enabled us to feel both the sadness of Mum's parting as well as the joy of her life, as we said our silent last goodbyes. There were words for those who sought spiritual meaning to our lives as well as solace in the knowledge that Olive lived a meaningful life that touched all who knew her.
We go on, and with time the sadness becomes less as we fully come to terms with Mum's death yet we cherish the wonderful memories of the times we had together.
We gave Olive a great send off and she would have been immensely proud to see her family united in one day of sadness and joy. Her memory lives on and will stay with us until the last person who remembers her has finally passed away. With Kindest Regards, Martin

I'd like to congratulate and thank you for your handling of the service. You've certainly mastered the art of being supportive and ready to step in if needed.
The service itself was excellent and your eulogy really captured the real Pete. Knowing that Pete had made most of the arrangements months ago, it was so accurate that I wondered whether he'd written the eulogy himself too!
Thanks again for being such a help and contributing so much to the success of the proceedings. The wake was very good too. Lots of old photos, old stories and old friends meeting up to celebrate knowing Pete. With best wished, Barry

A MASSIVE thank you for the wonderful service conducted for our father’s funeral.  You were absolutely superb and made us incredibly proud.  We had numerous compliments on how well the day went.  You played an important part in this, so again, our thanks. Keep well. All the best, Sam and Jo.

What an extraordinary sense of presence you offered us at my father's funeral on Tuesday. It was both intensely emotional and somehow magically containing. You conducted the service beautifully. Thank you. 
I felt extremely grateful that you created an atmosphere which enabled us to stand up and contribute to the funeral in our different ways…. So, on behalf of the whole family, I'd like to thank you very warmly for what you gave us on Tuesday. I really think my father would have appreciated the whole event. I felt that we gave him the very best send-off we could have done…. Thank you Claire for your extraordinary presence on such a sad and difficult day for us. Jackie

I would just like to let you know how grateful and completely overwhelmed myself and my family are with the beautiful service of goodbye you delivered for Mum. You guided us all through a most heartbreaking day. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Love from Linda x

Thank you so much for your wonderful capture of Nanny's life and the love we have for her. We were all so humbled, and all said what a wonderful person you are and how you made the entire process so bearable, and for want of a better word, pleasurable.  Kindest and most humble of regards to you; thank you again, Kate  

Thank you so much for your compassion, support and guidance in compiling a ceremony of such warmth.  Sincerely, Roger

Hi Claire just to say thank you for yesterday everyone said it was a lovely service and memorable day. Thanks again and all the best to you, Peter and Lin

We just wanted to thank you so much for presiding  over Freda's funeral service yesterday. You are a very kind and understanding person and it has been a joy to have met you. With love, Janet and Michael xx 

Thank you so very much for the comforting way in which you carried out the service.  Your presentation could not have been bettered and many commented what a lovely service it was.  Hopefully we may meet in the future when we may express our thanks in person. Sincerely, Roger

Just wanted to send you a quick email so say thank you so much for doing such a lovely job at the funeral. I really couldn't have been happier with the way everything went, and I know that Dad feels the same way too. Thanks again :-) Warmest Regards, Matt 

Thank you so very much for the time and effort you put into Dad's day.  You really personalised it and made it feel so special. We can't imagine a better job.   All friends and family have commented on what a lovely service it was. Thank you, from Carol, Michael and Tim 

Testimonials 2015 

We just wanted to send our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the wonderful send-off you gave our dad.  It was so personal and you had spent so much time, understanding who Dad was and what he meant to all of us, that on the day, other family members thought you were a close family friend!  This is a testament to what an exceptional role you played and the difference you made to our own memories of the day, which will stay with us all for the rest of our lives.   Jill and Joy

 I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful speech you gave about Mum. Many people said it was the best funeral they had been to because of your warm and thoughtful service that really captured the essence and spirit of Lorraine. Also many people thought you were a friend of hers, as you spoke so lovingly about her. You really helped us all through that difficult day and gave Mum the send-off she deserved. You truly are a kind, warm and caring person. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Melissa

Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for today. Everybody was saying at the wake this afternoon you did a fantastic job of summing up Lee's character. My dad is well known for finding funerals all very "samey" and as dull as dish water, but he commented on how warm and thorough you came across to the mourners. I think if Lee were there in body instead of spirit she would have thoroughly enjoyed herself too…. a wonderfully surprising "happy" day which really was a true celebration of her life.  Thanks again from everybody. Lisa, Sylvia, Val, Sue and families xxx

 Everyone commented on how it seemed you had known her personally and had captured the real Vera. Dad wanted to pass on a personal thank you. With your very calm and caring manner, you helped him through a very sad occasion by making him remember some of the good times they had shared, and by making it feel like a celebration of her life rather than a final farewell.
Thank you again for all your support. Warm regards, Jane

Just had to write and thank you so much for the lovely service. You are in the perfect job.  Everyone commented on the professional but caring way you spoke about Mum; it was as if you knew her, which is what we wanted.  Les and Debby

You have made a great impression on me for your gentle, kind and solid handling of mum's funeral yesterday and of us too, both on the day and in our correspondence.  Your wonderful approach was appreciated by the entire congregation, and as the afternoon went on (and we had a wonderful time) the service was mentioned frequently.  Many thanks to you, it was such a blessing that we met and that you have helped us through part of this tough process.  I am and will remain very grateful to you.  With all best wishes, and a lovely shared smile! Naomi

What a lovely way to conduct a service talking about Mum's past and memories. My littlest granddaughter said that it was nice we were mentioned.
Now as you said we move on to the next chapter of our lives but not forgetting those we love who are left behind but are still with us in some way. I have always believed in GOD and know that there is a place where we meet again once we have paid for all the bad things we have done. Thanks again.  Lots of Love, Linda and Malcolm

We just wanted to thank you so much for the way that you delivered the service for our nan.
Was such a hard day for us but we feel it was so fitting and the way you spoke about Nan was more like a friend. We really felt that you understood the person that Nan was. It was so lovely to meet you, you really were just what we all needed. Alison xx

 Just had to email you to thank you so so much for making our mum's service so special to all who attended. You added that personal touch and many people commented afterwards that it was the nicest funeral service they had ever attended. We will always be grateful to you for taking time to capture Mum's spirit so perfectly.
Thank you once again. Lindsey and Alison xx

 Really enjoyed meeting you yesterday and we were very touched by the kind words you expressed about Mum. We thought that you had really captured the moment and portrayed Mum in a sympathetic and accurate way.
Thank you for all your efforts for us and on behalf of Mum. Best wishes, Stewart and Jill

You were magnificent. and everything you said was wonderfully well judged. Your contribution set the scene for a charming and very happy afternoon where many more stories about Mum’s life were exchanged back at her flat – she would have been delighted. There were so many complimentary references to your stewardship and delivery of the service from family and friends.
With many thanks and much appreciation. Tom

 Just wanted to take this opportunity once again to thank you for your lovely service for our mum yesterday. All the family commented on the way you gave the reading as if you'd known our mum for years.  And we are truly grateful. Lots of love. Anita - Susan - David and family

 Just a quick line from me to say thank you so very much for the truly wonderful 'send-off' for Irvin.  It was enlightening to all and most in attendance were amazed at his life achievements and he was no longer the bloke hiding behind the pint so, to you, thank you for creating such an interesting and loving service.
Shannon and her fiancé Alan are getting married in August 2017.  They have booked the venue already and can’t chose who to take it.  Shannon said at Irvin's funeral "I wish Claire could officiate for our wedding" - well if ever there was a compliment indeed, that is it dear Claire. I must tell you that if we could choose, Shannon (and indeed Tony and I) would want you :) Thank you again, for everything! Best regards, Terry x

Once again thank you so much for your service today. We could not have asked for anything or anyone better. You made a tough day shine as your words and sentiments captured our mother and what she meant to us all. We all left with a smile on our face, especially after the unintentional joke! That was just too perfect. Thank you so much.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And so, as Mum said, life goes on.  Thank you. Love Kathryn and Malcolm

 I just wanted to say a very big thank you for your beautiful service yesterday to say my final goodbye to my dad. It was a superb service and I'm just glad that everything went so well, including the weather. Your kindness and assistance over the past few weeks was much appreciated and we thank you sincerely for all you have done to make this whole process a little easier to contend with. Kind regards, Mark 

Thank you so much for making our dear dad's service so lovely.  I knew after Mum's it would be special, and this was even more so, words cannot explain. It was very important to me to have spent those few hours with you at the house, it really helped. You truly are an amazing person, I, we all, feel so lucky to have had you be a part of this day.  Does it sound strange to say I enjoyed it, emotional as it was?  So many of our friends & family said the same thing and hoped it wasn't inappropriate to say so - I totally understood.  That is down to you. You take care. With Love, Fran xx

Thank you so much for yesterday! You really brought Annette to life. Everyone has said how lovely, and well read the eulogy was. Thank you for being such a big part in my sister’s day.
I believe you know my cousin Anita, also a minister, such a small world too! Best wishes Dawna and family x

 I would just like to offer my thanks and appreciation to you following our meeting yesterday.  I was suitably impressed with your professionalism and
dedication to how you built up a personal profile of Mum, and am sure it will be a very memorable recollection of the wonderful life she had.
I did find certain aspects difficult to reflect on, but you treated me with compassion and respect and I found it very therapeutic and helpful in letting go, with your practical advice.
You have very rare qualities which I feel are sadly lacking in wider society today. I am fortunate to have met with you given the very difficult personal
circumstances which I have found myself having to deal with over the last six years.
I wish I had been able to meet and consult with you in your professional capacity as a qualified psychotherapist to cope with the difficulties I
have had to deal with on my own.
I feel am I'm a much better place now and will be able to move on after Mum's funeral to much better things and a brighter future.  Ken

Testimonials - 2014

I just wanted to thank you, on behalf of myself and Mum and Ian, for the most wonderful, enlightening, beautiful service. I will always look back on the service with happiness and peace; it was so moving and perfect, gentle and wondrous all at the same time. You did the best I could have ever only dreamed about for dad's service. He would have been so proud and I felt him there every step of the way through you.
Many came up to me afterwards and said it was the most beautiful service they had ever been to, and admired you, many asked who you were as you have such a special gift of bringing people together and making this sad time easier for all.
You gave me the strength to stand up and say my reading, I only looked at you and you beamed such compassion, I knew with you by my side I could do it.
Thank you Claire, I shall never forget you. Love Karen

Thank you so much for your excellent support and assistance in preparing dad's service. Everyone we spoke to yesterday had praise for your beautiful service and how well it portrayed dad. It made a very difficult day for us more tolerable.
We would be happy to endorse your services to any future family in our position should you need it.
Thank you once again.
Best wishes, Ray, Jackie, Phil, Anne, Nick, Andrew, Evan, Leo and the extended family and friends.

I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for your wonderful service last week to remember and say goodbye to our lovely Mum!
I can't really put into words just how uplifting, personal and touching your eulogy was - I think it made us all laugh and cry equally, and let us feel so comfortable with the very idea of why we were there.
Several people asked if you'd known Mum or if we'd written the service ourselves! So well done and thank you for all your time and care to help us at such a sad time, when we were quite at a loss - Mum was everything to us and it was so important to say goodbye properly.
We will certainly think of you again if we should ever need any further assistance - it's good to know we'd be in such safe hands.
Kind regards, Jacky

Dear Claire, Thank you sooooooo much for all the work you put into our ceremony and for conducting it yesterday! From start to finish it has been a delight to work with you on crafting our ceremony. It was amazing and we couldn't be happier. The whole day was just beautiful, fun, and filled with laughter and emotion. You played such a big part in that!
With fondest wishes, Sian and Dave xx

Just wanted to personally thank you for what you did today at Dennis’s funeral. You managed to really sum up who Dennis was, and convey that so well.
Whether or not you were aware of it, God really used you today to bring a calmness to a potential explosive mix.
Prayer and your sensitivity helped the medicine go down
You’re an absolute blessing. Steve

What can we say? Beautiful! We too look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Just in case we don't get time to say it to you in person, there is no way that we could have been given someone that we'd prefer to head Dorothy's service. You are one smashing Lady! Thank you! Jenny and Glenn.

Thank you for your lovely words.
I believe yesterday went perfectly and it was a culmination of all forces being at work to make it so. I cannot thank you enough for your involvement… I wish you love and happiness and hope you continue to touch others as you have us - what a better world we will be for it. Sue

Thank you so very, very much for the way in which you guided us all through Audrey’s funeral service yesterday. We were all so pleased with the way it went and there were many words of appreciation from guests about you afterwards.
Not a service anyone looks forward to, but the ease with which you came to see us to discuss Mother and advise us, listen to us and write a service around all we’d spoken about, made the day much easier to bear.
Thank you so much Claire for the quiet, pleasant and helpful manner in the way in which you helped. You are a ‘gift’. It will always be respected and should she have been sitting amongst us were sure Mother would have agreed or, who knows, perhaps she was!!
Please do feel free to add this e-mail to any messages of thanks that you may have on your website.
With our humungous thanks and best wishes. Ron & Lesley, Carolyn Andy & Elena x

Thank you so much for your wonderful tribute to my dad and for all your hard work that went into creating it.
My mother has commented numerous times on how appropriate it was for him. She and others present (including me) left the ceremony feeling uplifted and happier despite the tragic loss.
We received numerous questions asking about you and how you knew so much about my father. It's quite possible you may receive further requests for your services as a result.
It was a pleasure working with you and I wish you all the best in the future. Peter

I wanted to thank you for the service you held at my late grandfather's funeral last month.
The way you conducted the service has left an impression on me, and I wanted to thank you for helping to make the occasion one I will look back on fondly. Hywel

Thank you very much for your input at mums funeral, it all went well and we were all impressed with your part of the service.
Many of the attendees asked about you and your sheer dedication and professionalism. Glen

Thank you for Charles funeral draft.
It is so well put together, as if you really had known him. You deserve a gold star! Val

Everyone that attended said what a lovely service it was and how they recognised Mum so well from your eulogy and that it brought back treasured memories of her. The sun even shone for us.
Thank you for your part in making it a memorable day. Susan

I would just like to thank you once again for the wonderful send-off you gave Mum yesterday. Almost every person that attended commented on the ceremony, you made what was a sad day something special. So from myself and all of the family a very special thank you. Dave

Congratulations on your handling of the service which you did with thoughtfulness and great professionalism. Our thanks again for this. Mr L


Claire spoke from the heart, transforming our ceremony into a truly personal, unique and perfectly spiritual experience. She reflected how Sam and I felt with words and ideas that we had not thought of ourselves. We had many people tell us how emotional, beautiful and touching the ceremony had been for them. And for us! Tara

Claire handled my wife Mary’s funeral arrangements with great delicacy and understanding.  Claire was also very helpful in dealing with the undertakers and she made the whole proceedings as pleasant as possible under the circumstances. John

Claire. Thank you so much for being so brilliant and making our wedding so special. I promise that literally everyone has been saying how lovely and great you were. Robert

Claire is a dynamic minister, with a beautiful imagination and deep understanding of symbolic action. Any ceremony she creates will be tailored to a perfect fit for you. Martha

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