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Category Archives: Funerals

Poem for a Family

Family It’s knowing where your roots are That sometimes gives you wings. It’s knowing there’s a place to go To escape the awful things. It’s knowing there will always be […]

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Audrey Hepburn’s Funeral

Here is a wonderful poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her ‘beauty tips.’ It was read at her funeral years later. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For […]

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Feel No Guilt in Laughter

Just received Feedback from a lovely family about their beloved father’s ceremony: “Sarah assisted my family and I in the creation of a ceremony in celebration of my father’s life […]

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Gone Fishin’

I found this beautiful poem recently for a dedicated Fisherman who loved the River Dart. Requiem For a Fisherman A quiet troll across the lake Its surface still and mirrored […]

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Wildflower Seeds and Bookmarks

I have been giving out my bookmarks with paper hearts of wildflower seeds for over a year now. I ask family and friends at the funeral to take one to […]

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Goodbye Grandad

I was proud to perform the funeral of a very popular local man recently. The Chapel was full and the memories shared afterwards were full of humour and warmth.  I […]

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Crossing the Bar

I received a thank you from a family whose mother loved the sea.  They had chosen this beautiful poem by Tennyson as it was her favourite.  We sang the hymn  Praise, my […]

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Sharpham Burial Ceremony

I recently performed a burial at Sharpham Meadow overlooking the gorgeous River Dart. The ceremony was held in the main house with family and friends celebrating the life of their […]

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Air Guitar at a Funeral

I have just come back from an amazing funeral.  The mother wanted her family to play “Air Guitar” to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody at the end of her funeral.  I turned […]

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