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Nancy Lund | Family & Funeral Celebrant

Wedding and Funeral Celebrant in Surrey

I love nature and walking in the beautiful Surrey Hills where I live with my husband, two kids and rescue dog. I’m currently looking forward to re-homing some rescue hens too which makes me very happy! Listening to the sounds of the birds and spotting deer and other wildlife whilst out on my walks really brings me joy! When not out walking, my other love is the theatre: watching, directing and acting.

My route to becoming a celebrant began a few years ago when I attended a number of ceremonies led by celebrants. Some were very moving and heartfelt, reflecting the life of those celebrated while others left me cold. After investigation, the difference seemed to be the amount of quality time the celebrant had spent with the families beforehand – whether they had really been able to find out about the people involved in the ceremony.

Before becoming a celebrant, I was a practicing HCPC therapist and fully recognised the value of marking precious moments in life. It upset me to think that people celebrating extremely important occasions in their lives might not receive a carefully thought-through and orchestrated ceremony. Milestones are psychologically significant and need to be handled with particular care and attention.

I made up my mind to train to be a family and funeral celebrant to ensure that at least the ceremonies I created would be a true reflection of the people involved and be delivered in a meaningful way. The skills I had gained as a therapist seemed instantly transferable to being a celebrant and my creative, artistic streak lent itself to crafting unique ceremonies which are tailored for each individual person.

In each ceremony, your life stories are retold, and shaped after careful consultation with you and your family. This ensures that the ceremony perfectly reflects you or your loved one.

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