comforting ceremonies without religion
in and around south and central London
There's only one 'right' way to mark a death and celebrate a life - and that's the way that feels right to you.
Every life is different. And every funeral should be, too.
As your celebrant, I'll write and lead a ceremony that is unique, and entirely personal. No rigid formats. No standard words.
Instead: I'll listen to your thoughts, feelings, and needs. I'll bring my experience, care and creativity.
Together, we'll make a ceremony that reflects and celebrates the person who has died -
and brings you comfort in your time of loss.
Planning a funeral may be more than you feel you can cope with right now... it’s so important to get it right, isn’t it?
Because funerals matter.
A good funeral will help you come to terms with what has happened. We’ll say goodbye in a way that is meaningful to you. I’ll support you to make the choices that feel right. And you’ll be comforted, knowing that this is a ceremony that really reflects the person who has died.
Because a comforting funeral is the best funeral of all.
Humanists are non-religious people who believe that this life is the only life we have.
We look to science, evidence, and reason to discover truths about the universe.
We place human welfare and happiness at the centre of decision making.
We find 'meaning' in our lives: in our relationships, in the things we do.
why choose a humanist funeral?
You don't need to call yourself a humanist
to have a humanist funeral.
But if you want a funeral or memorial service without religion, focusing on the life and qualities of the person who has died, a humanist ceremony is what you're looking for.
With time to reflect and space to be sad, a humanist service can also be an uplifting, life affirming, even joyful celebration of life.
Humanists UK's excellent training carries a quality award and its ongoing support is second to none. A network of over 400 humanist celebrants means there's back-up:
in the unlikely event that covid or something else means I cannot attend, your ceremony will still take place with the help of one of my trusted humanist colleagues.
Our work is covered by professional indemnity insurance and I have been police (DBS) checked.
why choose me?
I understand funerals.
An accredited humanist celebrant and mentor since 2015, I've also been a funeral arranger and director with Poppy's, London's award-winning modern funeral director. And I've signed up to the Funeral Celebrancy Council's Celebrant Accord, giving you reassurance that I work to the highest standards.
I'll work with you, in ways that suit you.
Regardless of your ethnicity or identity.
Whether you want something formal or relaxed, large or small, solemn or celebratory.
If you need ideas or already have plenty.
If you're suffering the devastating loss of a parent or a child, the trauma of a death by suicide, or the sadness of a death after long-term illness. Or perhaps you'd like to celebrate the life of an elderly aunt, or hold a gathering to remember a great friend. Maybe you want to plan your own funeral - for sometime soon or 'just incase'. Or you want help leading a funeral for yourself.
You'll find me warm, sensitive, creative and professional.
let's find some common ground...
I'm a Londoner by birth and at heart.
I share my home in Balham with two lovely teenagers and an impossibly cute dog. I have experience of family bereavement, of dementia and of profound disability.
I've worked in housing, in television, as a gardener and in science. I'm concerned about social justice and the environment. I love live music, dancing, spending time with friends, reading, and country walks.
I'm organised, experienced - and here to help.
what people say
"I wish more people knew that it’s possible
to do something a little different to celebrate their loved ones.
Finding Natalie was the very best thing that happened to us at a dreadful time.
My family cannot recommend her services as a writer and funeral celebrant highly enough."
get in touch...
to talk about comforting non-religious funerals
in south and central London
and the home counties
I'll never use your personal data for anything other than working directly with you.
That's a promise.
07962 990102 and 020 8673 7349