I believe in positive death experiences and that a good funeral is very important for all affected.

Sensitive and articulate, I am a celebrant who works hard to create unique and compassionate funeral services.

I have a diverse career in marketing and fashion and have experience working with homeless charities, Crisis and St Mungo’s. My varied background has brought me into contact with a wide array of people with different stories.

My interest in people and my love of music, literature and poetry inspires my writing and helps me craft beautiful, empathetic ceremonies of all kinds.

I like to work closely with the family and friends of the deceased so that together we can build a personal ceremony that truly commemorates the life of the person that has died.

I do not conduct religious ceremonies but I am happy to include any spiritual or religious aspects in the service that reflect the deceased or that may provide comfort to those left behind.

All photography provided by Fran Matthews