Whether the ceremony is a funeral, farewell service, a celebration of life, a memorial service or a wake, it is a powerful and often painful rite of passage that signifies a farewell, a time of letting go and the beginning of a new relationship with the person who has passed.
My role is to make sure that everyone in your family and community will be honoured by creating a cherished time where love and friendship, life and death will be celebrated.
I believe a ceremony is about creating a safe space where the individual's life can be honoured and affirmed. It is important to acknowledge the person's beliefs and values, their stories and personality, the essence that made them unique, giving space for the expression of all that was felt for the person who has passed. It can also offer an opportunity to acknowledge and embrace the grief, sadness and loss that family and friends are experiencing.
“Beverley has a very warm manner and a natural way of relating to people from all walks of life.”
It is a privilege and honour to work alongside families during this significant time. I can ensure highly professional, respectful and empathetic services with a delicate blend of sensitivity, confidence and compassion for the family while I support you to farewell your loved one.
Support I offer includes meeting with family to discuss the order of service and requirements. Along with this I will write a draft service that can be tailored to your wishes, incorporating any meaningful or relevant readings. I will also personally liaise with the funeral director, familiarising myself with the surroundings, helping with music and other details that will help ease your day.
" Sensitive, gentle and utterly respectful, Beverley really was the best person to help us celebrate the life of my adored mum. Her interest in all of us as a family, her capacity to write the perfect service and to choose the most appropriate readings, which captured mum's spirit and zest for life, was heartwarming."
Commemorating the birth of a child is an important occasion and you may want to mark that event in a very personal and special way. If you would like a ceremony that is dignified yet relaxed, meaningful and relevant to your personal values, then contact me for a chat and we can discuss how you wish to cerebrate the joy of parenthood with family and friends.
Naming Ceremonies: from $250
I am passionate about creating ceremonies that are meaningful and memorable. Other ceremonies I can assist you with:
Renewal of Vows: from $300
Committal of Ashes
"At a time when tears are ever present, Beverley's care supported us through challenging and unfamiliar territory. We are so grateful that she was by our side throughout this difficult time."