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Lewes Celebrant

Dealing with the death of someone close to you can be bewildering and exhausting. I understand that and it would be an honour to support you. But funerals, whilst often sad, don’t have to be gloomy! If appropriate for you, I’m interested in helping create a Celebration of Life that is unique and makes you proud of how you’ve honoured that person.

I am an independent celebrant and a qualified counsellor. Take a look at my ‘services’ page for more information about what you might expect if you choose me, and please call me if you would like a chat about how I can help.

Being inclusive to all communities matters a great deal and I’m proud to be an ally of the LGBTIQA+ community.

I am based in Lewes, but work in Brighton, Hove, Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Crowborough, Lancing, Worthing, Shoreham, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Steyning, Uckfield, Bexhill-on-Sea, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Horsham etc. Basically across East Sussex and surrounding areas.

Curlew and moon © Barry Yates

What is a celebrant?

I’m trained as an independent funeral celebrant. I work with your chosen funeral director to support you to create the service you want, then I lead it, so you can celebrate the life of the person you have lost. Or we might create a memorial, however you would like to do that. I meet you to discuss this as well as writing a eulogy that truly reflects your loved one. I am there to support you and your family through the process.

What I offer


Gorse © Barry Yates



I attended a funeral where the eulogy was given by Emma. Her words were beautiful, and a truly fitting tribute to the person we had lost. She hit all the right notes, acknowledging the sadness of the occasion whilst recalling joyful moments in that person’s life. It was a wonderful and memorable eulogy.

Anne Heroys, Eastbourne

‘Just to say a big thank you for a wonderful day, which was made so much better with your expertise.’

PH, Lewes

Emma wrote a wonderful eulogy for my father. She came to my house and took time for an in-depth conversation about him and our relationship. She managed this with great tact, sensitivity and professionalism. Her draft successfully captured his essence, celebrating his life with all its shades. It was a positive, joyful, life-enhancing experience.

Doris Moorhead, Lewes

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