Mel Richards  Independent Funeral Celebrant
                       Ceremonies to celebrate life and love

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                                       NORTH WALES FUNERAL CELEBRANT

As an Independent Celebrant, I will work with you to create an uplifting, personal and memorable ceremony for your loved one which truly reflects their life and loves.

Based near Bangor, I am happy to travel across North Wales to meet you.


Whatever way you decide to say goodbye to your loved one, I will work with you to create a celebration that is heartfelt, personal and unique. If it would be helpful, I will gladly give advice or suggestions for any part of the celebration. I will play as much of a role as you request on the day, from carefully overseeing the ceremony to leading the whole celebration or anything in between. The choice belongs to you. 

There is no doubt that funerals are changing and we are seeking more personal ways to say goodbye to our loved ones.  Ceremonies can take place anywhere. In your home or garden, at a local village hall, at a green burial site as well as the more traditional places like crematoriums. They can include music (live or recorded), poems, readings, personal tributes, slide shows, photographs, memory books and mementoes. Ceremonies can also include an element of a faith such as a prayer, psalm or hymn. Today, ceremonies are only limited by our imagination! And if you do choose to hold the ceremony at a crematorium, although time limited, the ceremony can be transformed into something uplifting and memorable.  There are so many ways we can say goodbye.

 I will help make this very difficult but immensely important day as easy as I can for you. I will write and give a personal and meaningful tribute to your loved one, should you wish. This tribute will be written after I have met with family or friends (or both) to find out about the person's life, loves and experiences. Of course this may may seem a daunting process to go through with someone you don't know at such an emotional time. You will find that I am able to put people at ease and gently help you to tell me all about your loved one's life.

I will work closely with your Funeral Director if you have decided to engage one, or with family and friends if you are planning the whole funeral yourselves.