Rites by Steve
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Geraldine MartinGeraldine Martin
19:02 11 Jun 24
Steve, was compassionate and caring. Everyone without exception commented on his amazing calmness, clarity and in depth detail during my Dad's funeral service. Thankyou so much. You turned a dreaded day into a celebration of Dad's life !
victoria pinkneyvictoria pinkney
18:06 10 Jun 24
Steve was excellent taking his time to make sure he really got to know about mum and who she was as a person , he was supportive throughout and clearly wanted to make sure mum got the right funeral arrangements for her and our family - afterwards we received lots of praise for Steve , several people commented that it was the best service and that Steve was the best celebrant in all the funerals they had attended - highly recommended
Wendy GowerWendy Gower
04:04 10 Jun 24
Steve is amazing the compassion he delivers whilst doing his service I will be forever grateful to him doing my late sons farewell
Sharon GerrardSharon Gerrard
07:37 09 Jun 24
Chris AllerChris Aller
08:45 08 Jun 24
Thank you Steve for all you did for Dads service. From the first meeting with you and throughout the whole time you gave comfort, compassion along with professionalism. You captured Dads good and not so good characteristics in the service and added in aspects of humour just at the right times and particularly made it very personal to Mum with the £5 note. Many people commented on the service afterwards and we would not hesitate to recommend you. Thank you from all the family and we wish you well. Nicola Aller Re: Keith Wilkinson
Devon StoppDevon Stopp
08:33 08 Jun 24
Kirsty RustageKirsty Rustage
07:43 08 Jun 24
From the initial meeting with Steve , myself and my brother felt in safe hands . Steve was professional , friendly & empathetic. He made sure that our dad’s service was the best representation of his life and made sure that every minor detail was covered . Steve kept in touch regularly before for the service and gave updates when necessary. After the service, multiple people actually asked if Steve was a friend of our dad , as he spoke about him as if he had known him a long time . Thank you for a fantastic service and for your support throughout this process
Caroline GrzelakCaroline Grzelak
07:09 08 Jun 24
Steve gave the most beautiful service for our beautiful mum Barbara Nicklin. For a moment he brought her back to life with the most lovely memories, photos, videos, words and music. He delivered such a personal service which couldn’t help but make us all smile and laugh amongst our sadness and tears. If mum had gone to a service like that she would’ve said “I want one like that” . Steve, you did my mum proud and we can’t thank you enough xx
Kay tisoKay tiso
07:01 08 Jun 24
Would definitely recommend steve he makes sure everything is perfect and he keeps in touch with any updates and he is very professional
Jemma StoppJemma Stopp
06:49 08 Jun 24
Steve was absolutely amazing the service was spot on couldn't ask for anyone else thank you Steve you made the day feel more like a celebration everyone was singing and chanting to the video made by you perfect service highly recommended x
Karen BrailsfordKaren Brailsford
19:33 28 May 24
Steve conducted our Mums funeral service. He was very professional yet caring with the planning from start to finish. Steve gave us lots of advice on his visit to us and this continued right up to the funeral. The service was everything we could have hoped for and lots of memories of mum were mentioned which involved all of Mums family, who then in turn also felt involved. It was a truly wonderful send off for our Mum, which helped us greatly with our loss. Thank you Steve for all your help. I would recommend you to anyone going through a loss of a loved one in a heartbeat.Karen Brailsford
collette etchellscollette etchells
13:32 22 May 24
Steve made everything so easy the day went beautifully and he was very caring towards the whole family he presented the celebration of my husbands life with a caring a thoughtful way
20:55 19 May 24
Steve was so kind and compassionate with every step of the journey to give a celebration of life for my loved one. He gave plenty of helpful suggestions and clear directions on how the service would take place. Overall I am so very happy and everyone in attendance said what a beautiful and fitting service it was. Thank you so much for your professionalism!
Jessie TomlinsonJessie Tomlinson
11:09 19 May 24
tim uptontim upton
10:55 19 May 24
The service was so touching that it made it even more heartbreaking. Not the service was anything other than a perfect tribute to a wonderful sister.Thank you parrys for making it a send of that pulled at every single heart string you have. The perfect service.A memory to cherish ontop of all the others.Sincerely Tim
Lee LovellLee Lovell
19:22 14 May 24
Absolutely fantastic.. made the day so special. Thankyou so much.
Gemma StrettonGemma Stretton
03:04 05 May 24
Gary CooperGary Cooper
06:43 02 May 24
As I knew that I would not be emotionally strong enough to deliver my Mum's eulogy, we were fortunate to choose Steve to stand in my shoes.Not only did he do an outstanding professional job, he also prepared a video montage of photographs that was beautiful tribute to Mum's long life. Following the service, many mourners commented that they had never before 'enjoyed' a funeral so much! A true measure of a Celebration of Life...Thank you, Steve
Ray MobberleyRay Mobberley
06:52 29 Apr 24
Once again a lovely service, done with care and respect for both the family and deceased. Thank you
Vaishali LondheVaishali Londhe
06:29 29 Apr 24
Steve made time to understand my father and asked sensitively about my thoughts and memories of him. He was supportive and attentive to detail. I was reassured through the whole process. I felt that my father was meaningfully honoured and blessed. Thank you.
Katy PinchesKaty Pinches
07:58 12 Apr 24
From the first contact with Steve it truly was a great experience. Your going through a sad time but it didn't feel like it. Collecting all the memories was a blessing and they way the celebration was put together was magical he had got our dad down to the way we knew him. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Jim SteerJim Steer
15:12 10 Apr 24
An absolute joy to be with Steve in the good byes of parents. Empathy, understanding and gravitas. I cannot recommend Steve enough. Experienced and above all a great support.
Marie BrundrettMarie Brundrett
08:57 10 Apr 24
Court- JadeCourt- Jade
19:25 05 Apr 24
Philippa CookPhilippa Cook
08:30 03 Apr 24
Steve is fantastic, Steve did a amazing celebration of my dad's life cannot recommend Steve enough, made my dad come into the room an Steve made us all at ease, to give my dad the send off he deserved.
Debra PellDebra Pell
14:21 30 Mar 24
Wonderful Celebration of Life Service for my mum Gladys, describing her ups and downs of life and her immense strength. Steve put this across to family and friends brilliantly, a true advocate to the art of communication. Many compliments from the people who attended.
Rachael BerryRachael Berry
14:09 30 Mar 24
Steve is very warming and helpful, made the process so much more easier, the service for my great aunt was beautiful and can't thank him enough.
16:23 28 Mar 24
Steve did the service for my grandad and it was beautiful ❤️highly recommend his services.
Steve RutterSteve Rutter
15:41 24 Mar 24
From the moment we met Steve , we felt at ease and knew we would get the exact send off we wanted for my Dad and we did.His calm manner and compassion were just what we needed when we as a family were at our lowest.We couldn't give a higher recommendation.Thank you for everything .
Joanne RushtonJoanne Rushton
14:08 24 Mar 24
I can not thank you enough Steve for everything you have done you got My dadto a tee and he would of loved everything about the service from the bottom of my heart thank you.
Simon GriffinSimon Griffin
13:46 24 Mar 24
I would like to thank Steve for such a amazing day to say farewell to dad truly professional service
Andrew DennisAndrew Dennis
10:53 24 Mar 24
Gail CarterGail Carter
10:04 24 Mar 24
Steve was so sensitive to our needs and helpful and incredibly professional. Would highly recommend
Zoe KayZoe Kay
20:30 19 Mar 24
We can't recommend Steve enough. He was compassionate, reassuring, and kind when we were going through a very upsetting time. From the moment we met him to discuss Nanna's funeral arrangements, we were put at ease and we knew we were in good hands. He guided us through everything and put us at ease. At the funeral Steve spoke as though he knew Nanna, and this was a great comfort to us. Thank you for everything.
Emma BromfieldEmma Bromfield
19:59 17 Mar 24
Steve was truly amazing from start to finish, everyone at the service said how amazing he was. Really can’t thank him enough and would highly recommend Steve to anyone
Andrea BithallAndrea Bithall
09:09 17 Mar 24
Lovely service and a lot was because of Steve. Friendly caring man who did us proud.I would highly recommend.
Marco BuckleyMarco Buckley
17:04 16 Mar 24
Steve was absolutely brilliant from start to finish, he gave my grandad the best send off possible, such a lovely service.
Celia BithallCelia Bithall
17:02 16 Mar 24
Steve did a beautiful service for my husband, he gave him the send off that he wanted and deserved, he was companionate ever thoughtful and he listened to what we wanted with patience and kindness. I would highly recommend his services 😊💖
Emma LongshawEmma Longshaw
13:39 16 Mar 24
Nadine GreatholderNadine Greatholder
11:13 15 Mar 24
As a family we were so blessed to meet Steve at this traumatic time. From the minute he walked through our front door Steve exuded a calming presence. He helped us to choose our service - to remember we were celebrating the life of my husband and dad to our Sons. That although we are all devastated by our loss; that the service was a chance to celebrate the Man he was in our lives.At the Service Steve was so gracious in his compassion of all of us - he supported me in my tribute and he bought Ray to life in his dedication. After the service I was told many times by people who attended that the dedication and the service as a whole bought my Ray to life for them. Although a funeral is an ending of our lives together Steve made it a positive goodbye full of love for the life we had with my Husband. I will be forever grateful for him being with us at this timeNadine Greatholder
Sue MakinSue Makin
19:30 14 Mar 24
I didn’t expect to be asking Steve to deliver a service again for us so soon. Sadly, we did, however yet again Steve was superb. In the nicest way I hope not to be seeing Steve too soon. But should that be the case, I know I will be in safe hands. Thank you once more for everything you have done, the positive comments received after the service were greatly appreciated. I can highly recommend Steve.
Tanya MurphyTanya Murphy
11:52 08 Mar 24
Steve did my Dad's funeral, I have never met anyone who talks about your loved one with such compassion, he is truly a delight to work with in such a emotional time, I can't recommend Steve enough, Thank you Steve for everything you did 💙
David ClaytonDavid Clayton
10:05 06 Mar 24
A huge thank you to Steve for a beautiful service. His sincerity, compassion and kindness shone out from the moment we met. He gave great advice while arranging the service including using slides of my father to celebrate his life. It was a sad day but one we will all remember fondly. Thank you again. Tracey, Stuart and family
Kelly WilliamsKelly Williams
10:30 14 Feb 24
Steve was professional, warm and compassionate throughout. From our first meeting he put us at ease, guided us on the information he needed to give the celebration of life for our Dad. On the day the words spoken were heartfelt and paid perfect tribute to my Dad, many commented that the service was 'spot on'. Thank you again Steve. Would highly recommend x
Sean WilliamsSean Williams
19:21 21 Jan 24
He was very professional and provided a brilliant service explain everything and very helpful with all the steps made clear. Very grateful he did my dad proud
Dylan WilliamsDylan Williams
07:10 17 Jan 24
Julia MorrisJulia Morris
01:59 26 Nov 23
An amazing service for my Mum. Kindness, compassion, attention to detail. Friends have said it’s the best service they’ve been to. All of our words, thoughts & feelings were included. Steve is truly the best
Laura WeaverLaura Weaver
10:30 17 Nov 23
During the most difficult time with the loss of our dad we were introduced to steve. The Professionalism & the warmth in him a person made us instantly feel at ease. My dad had served in the army so armistice day was very Important to him. Steve incorporated this into the service with such detail it was truly beautiful. Steve spoke with such professionalism but with such love I could feel it in every word he said. Many people asked after the service if he knew my dad personally which he didn’t. He made our dad’s celebration of life such of that, that day we celebrated him. Steve toasted my dad with a parting glass, this was such a lovely idea of his I just want to say a big thank you to you steve from the weaver family.
siobhan Colemansiobhan Coleman
12:43 13 Nov 23
Steve was absolutely fantastic and he gave my father the best send off possible, we are truly grateful to you for all your hard work. Love the Coleman family xx
Susan Smedley-robertsSusan Smedley-roberts
16:25 09 Nov 23
Steve made a difficult day into a celebration of life. It was a great service personally and my dad would have been proud of the personal words and tributes to his life. Thank you Steve.
Roy PhippsRoy Phipps
14:39 09 Nov 23
clare callowayclare calloway
15:32 23 Aug 23
Some people are just made for the job they do. Thank you Steve for taking the time to listen and get to know Dad (and us)before going on to deliver the most unique and fitting Celebration of Life Service in his memory. You have a totally unique way of capturing the essence of a loved one and paying tribute to them as though you were a personal friend. First class!
Amanda LittleAmanda Little
14:19 23 Aug 23
This is the second close family funeral service that we have asked Steve to do for us and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him. Steve goes over and above, the information he’s able to gather and then deliver to the congregation about your loved one is incredible - it’s as though he actually knew them whilst they were still alive. So many friends and family members commented afterwards that they had never been to such a beautiful and personal funeral service. Steve turned what we had been dreading would be the saddest day of our lives into such a positive, uplifting experience, we can’t thank him enough.
Kim GardenerKim Gardener
14:01 23 Aug 23
Excellent service! Delivery gracefully.
Dab on da haters WkdDab on da haters Wkd
18:18 19 Aug 23
Steve was amazing from start to finish. He kept in touch all the way and everything was done the way I wanted.He also was extremely friendly and made me feel like I’d known him years..
Nathan BloorNathan Bloor
15:37 15 Aug 23
Steve did an amazing job! He really spoke as if he knew Her which made it so much more personal. We only get one shot at these things so thank you!
kelly bloorkelly bloor
09:06 12 Aug 23
Hugely thankful for Steve’s patience, and attention to detail. He was able to capture everything perfectly and delivered it with tranquility and ease. Very grateful.
Lindsey PaxonLindsey Paxon
15:05 11 Aug 23
Luckily we had a beautiful day weather wise this just added to a wonderful experience, the whole service was meant to be relaxed to compliment Michelle’s life style. That was exactly what we got.Many of the attendees hadn’t been to this type of funeral service before they were all shocked and pleased with the personal approach, we enjoyed every aspect.Can’t thank you enough for making such a sad event into a beautiful memory
Porche BibiPorche Bibi
19:54 06 Aug 23
SteveThe celebration of my dad's life what you put together was brilliant i cannot thank you enough we will rember it forever thank you.from Adrian and Porche.
Zoe SprostonZoe Sproston
19:21 03 Aug 23
An MoAn Mo
16:52 23 Jul 23
Words cannot really express how wonderful Steve is at his job. He met my family and myself only a week before we said goodbye to my dear sister. He managed to make the celebration of her life joyful, powerful, beautiful and as she would have wanted which is the important thing here. Steve only has one chance to get it right and he really did. People asked after the funeral if Steve knew my sister personally and he didn't but it really felt he did. Steve is very calming and softly spoken but has this cheeky personable smile that puts you at ease in the most difficult times of life. I will not forget what he did on the day, even down to helping direct people and explained what would happen at every stage of the funeral. Only left to say his visual tribute was so beautifully put together, a difficult and powerful watch but also a beautiful and joyful tribute to my sister, which we will cherish forever. We will be forever grateful for what you did on the day Steve and cannot recommend you enough.
Ann-Marie RedfernAnn-Marie Redfern
08:35 19 Jul 23
What a beautiful celebration put together for my late husband. Steve was very respectful & helped me along the process of putting together a service, he helped me with the whole process & gave us prompts to get it just right. Everyone said what an emotional service it was & how true it was to my husband Steve. It was exactly what I had hoped for and more⭐️
Daniel RowleyDaniel Rowley
09:44 15 Jul 23
What can I say, Steve made us feel like he’d known my Dad for years. He turned what should have been a really sad day, into the most beautiful celebration of Dads life. I’m forever grateful to Steve for what he did for us yesterday 🤍
lisa Grantlisa Grant
14:25 11 Jul 23
Steve was amazing from the start. He was warm and considerate. He understood exactly what we wanted for our dad and delivered it beautifully. Steve was funny, but also very sincere, he just got everything perfect. It’s like he knew him personally. We had so many comments about how lovely the service was and visual tribute was just amazing.It’s never going to be a nice thing to do, but Steve certainly made it easier for us. Thank you Steve.
Zena WedgwoodZena Wedgwood
03:51 30 Jun 23
Steve conducted my uncles funeral a couple of years ago, sadly my dad passed quite recently and we knew that Steve did an amazing service for my late uncle so we requested him. He did an absolutely sterling job once again! His manner, compassion and integrity to honour my dad made us all very proud. Steve we all thank you for making this very sad time easier to bear. And the service and send of was just what my dad deserved
Lynda SavillLynda Savill
14:48 18 Jun 23
Steve came to our family home to chat with us to arrange our Brian’s celebration of life funeral service. At one of the most heartbreaking times of my life Steve was so empathetic and friendly. He delivered a beautiful service at the Crematorium. Thank you Steve.
Carolyn WilkeyCarolyn Wilkey
03:08 06 Jun 23
We live overseas, so my family participated by video link, as we were unable to personally attend. The quality was excellent.Steve is a very caring person & the farewell he orchestrated for my sister was excellent. He put together a very fitting tribute to her using a lot of her own poetry and the music she loved. He also did a superb job of showing a photo & short video collage from the mountains of material we all sent to him. Not an easy job when you have 5 siblings all with opinions 😊. A huge Thank you Steve. Everything was just perfect, my sister would have loved it 100%.
Ian GutberletIan Gutberlet
16:05 31 May 23
Couldn't have wished for a better funeral service and send off for my mum. Steve was very professional and produced a wonderful eulogy visual display and litany of thanks. Nearly all of the guests commented on a fantastic tribute to mum. Thankyou Steve.
Ian MartinIan Martin
10:14 28 May 23
The service for my father Raymond Martin was as near to perfect as we could have hoped for.Steve caught the mood perfectly on the day, expressing how we as a family all felt about how our Father's life should be a celebration rather than mourning our loss.The presentation in itself was pieced together & presented beautifully.We as a family would like to take this opportunity to thank Steve & his team for an outstanding service.We would highly recommend him to other families at this difficult time in their lives.Thank You Steve.
sue hollandsue holland
09:05 27 May 23
Absolutely beautiful celebration of life for Brian Sherwin. Steve did us all proud. Thank you so much for your help, support and respect during this sad time.
Noemi LeighNoemi Leigh
20:33 24 May 23
The Funeral Service of my Husband was very Heart warming and a true Celebration of Life. Steve delivered it very well,he explained my husbands Life very well. I can't thank you enough for the service.Everyone who attended the service all commented that it was very well said and how nice you compiled the photo's with the music.Thank you so much Steve. 👍
Nicky TaylorNicky Taylor
17:43 15 Mar 23
Steve conducted the celebration of my Mother in law’s life today and did a wonderful job. He spent time with us before the service, listening to stories and her life history and presented it all beautifully today. We never felt rushed and always felt in control and listened to. Steve helped us by making suggestions using his vast experience and the end result was just what we wanted. Friends and relatives asked if Steve knew my mother in law, as he relayed the information in such a sensitive and knowledgeable way and everyone agreed it was a perfect service as he captured her personality perfectly.We would highly recommend Steve as he made us feel relaxed and safe in the knowledge that the funeral would be just as my mother in law had asked for. He was completely respectful and showed great empathy to us all.
Sophie EvansSophie Evans
17:59 27 Feb 23
Great service provided by celebrant Steve. He put things at ease for my family during a very difficult time in the run up to my Nan's funeral. During the funeral he spoke about my Nan like he'd known her all of her life. Thank you Steve for the very best of send offs for my wonderful Nan.
Dawn HarveyDawn Harvey
14:38 25 Feb 23
Steve led the service at Mums Celebration of Life yesterday. What a lovely man. He made a very sad day into a beautiful one. Steve compiled a presentation of photos to music, and it was so lovely to watch the happy times of mum's lifetime unfold on the screen. He spoke about Mum as though he had known her. Steve showed compassion, empathy and sincerity throughout. We will remember Mums Celebration with a smile. Thank you so much Steve for giving us this lasting memory of our beautiful Mum.
Melanie RobsonMelanie Robson
08:39 24 Feb 23
Steve has conducted two services for our family; firstly for my dad and then my mum. The services were just the right tone and have been very heart warming and a true celebration of life. You feel comforted by his delivery and use of words and tone when talking about loved ones who have passed away. Steve is very good at including a bit of humour when discussing stories of those who have passed away, which also include those who are grieving and missing loved ones. Thank you Steve for helping us to celebrate our parent’s lives and to focus on their memory in such a positive way. Feels strange to say we’d love to see you again, even though we don’t want to be planning another funeral for a long time to come. Melanie
Sharease GibsonSharease Gibson
15:10 16 Dec 22
Steve made a very difficult day into a real celebration of our Dad's life. From the moment we met him we were really impressed by his easy manner and very human approach which did wonders in putting us all at ease. The care Steve took in discussing and understanding my Dad was touching and enabled him and us to get the best celebration of my Dad's life, it really felt that Steve got to know and understand my Dad and our relationship with him. The service itself reflected Steve's planning, humanity and professionalism, and was the tribute to my Dad that we really wanted. We cannot thank Steve enough for this. Everybody we spoke to afterwards, both family and friends, commented on how great the service was and how wonderfully Steve captured and reflected my Dad's life. On behalf of my Mum and my sisters we would just like to say thank you for everything.
11:10 13 Dec 22
Steve was first class and delivered a service for my wife that was perfect in every detail. I cannot speak highly enough of Steve and the way he dealt with our needs to provide the perfect celebration and service for my wife Rita. Thank you Steve from myself and all our family.
Clare BebbingtonClare Bebbington
07:44 08 Dec 22
Steve, I don’t know where to begin…My dads celebration of life service was beautiful. I thought you captured his life perfectly. The videography with the music was wonderful and brought back many happy memories. We all felt included and special. I’m sure my dad would have been proud and chuffed with the service! We can’t thank you enough!
Timothy ParryTimothy Parry
11:46 16 Aug 22
We started working with Steve two years ago having followed his services for a while on social media, and have been very pleased with his services since. There are many celebrants out there to choose from but very few to choose from that offer the levels of service and compassion that Steve does. Steve is a credit to the Funeral Care sector and we looking forward to working with him in the future. Many thanks for all you have done and continue to do for our families.
Ben SimpsonBen Simpson
12:05 05 Aug 22
Having opened our own funeral home just over 16 months ago. We were inundated with celebrants visiting us. We instantly knew who we were going to use and since then have not looked back. Steve is much more than a celebrant. All of our families have been over the moon with the service he provides which really does go above and beyond. I look forward to working together for a very long time offering our families only the very best.
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A Credit to The Funeral Care Sector

We started working with Steve two years ago having followed his services for a while on social media, and have been very pleased with his services since. There are many celebrants out there to choose from but very few to choose from that offer the levels of service and compassion that Steve does. Steve is a credit to the Funeral Care sector and we looking forward to working with him in the future. Many thanks for all you have done and continue to do for our families.

T.J.Parry Familiy Funeral Directors | August 2022

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More than a Celebrant

Having opened our own funeral home just over 16 months ago. We were inundated with celebrants visiting us. We instantly knew who we were going to use and since then have not looked back. Steve is much more than a celebrant. All our families have been over the moon with the service he provides which really does go above and beyond. I look forward to working together for a very long time offering our families only the very best.

Simpson and Wilde Independent Funeral Directors | August 2022

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Great Memories

Thank you so much for your support. it was a lovely send off. You did a great job for us. Tears, laughter, and great memories – thank you, Steve.

Alan Hall | August 2022

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Warmth and Compassion

The service that Steve did for my mum’s funeral was beautiful. Steve spoke like he had known my mum and he spoke with such warmth and compassion. The accompanying images and photos complimented the service perfectly. A beautiful tribute to my mum and one of the nicest funerals I have been to.

Tony Ball | July 2022

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As Though You Knew Him

Thank you, Steve you’ve been amazing and proper cheered us up. Thank you so much. We feel as though you knew him, you did us proud

In Memory of Lenny | July 2022

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Beautiful Send Off

We would like to say a huge thank you to Steve for his support, kindness and for the great service we received during this very difficult time losing our dad / husband Steve.
Everyone commented on such a lovely service the music and photo tribute were perfect it was such a beautiful send off that had us all in tears but smiling to.
Thank you so so much for making such a hard day alot easier you are a true gent.

Karen, Carl and Elaine | June 2022

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More Than I Could Ever Wish For

We can’t thank you enough for the service you provided for my dad, it was more than I could ever wish for. Everybody who attended commented on what an excellent send of it was. Again, thank you for everything you have done.

Andrew | June 2022

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Incredibly Pleased

I was incredibly pleased with how the funeral was conducted. So many people came up to me and asked how long Steve had known Hayd for, thinking they had been friends for a while, they were shocked to know that they had never met, so shows testament as to how well Steve was able to convey Hayd to a tee!

Saffron | June 2022

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Truly Fitting Tribute

We were very happy with Steve throughout the whole process. He helped us to shape and order a truly fitting tribute to and celebration of our Mum’s life. He made a beautiful visual tribute to my Mum and held the whole ceremony really sensitively. We could not have hoped for better and we all felt that we were able to say goodbye to our Mum. Everyone at the funeral commented on how good he was. Huge thanks.

Charlie | June 2022

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Steve is Caring & Professional

From the first meeting we had with Steve, we knew that the service to commemorate Phil was in safe hands. He listened so carefully to our memories of him, asking open questions, and taking our wishes on board. And yet nothing was written down, he held it all in his head. Steve is both caring and professional, nothing appears any trouble. From the pre-service meetings, to sourcing the music we’d requested and creating video’s, conducting the service with such a personal tributes, and then the celebration of Phil’s life: the Opening Words & Thanksgiving spoken by Steve made me feel as though he actually knew Phil, it was so true to the person that he had been. It has been our privilege & good fortune that Steve was the Celebrant for Phil’s funeral service, and we are forever grateful for his kindness & professionalism. Thank you Amy for your own input.

Margaret Brett | June 2022

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Wonderful Tribute

I’d like to say thank you to Steve for his kindness and support to myself and my family  during this very difficult time and for the wonderful tribute paid to my husband Simon.
Steve took the time to listen to our stories  and incorporated these into the celebration of life service, the visual tribute was  beautiful with photos and videos showing the love and laughter we shared as a family. 
Steve did Simon proud, giving him the send off he truly deserved.
With heartfelt thanks from myself and my family.

Sarah Gipp | June 2022

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In Safe Hands

From the moment Steve visited us at home to discuss the funeral of John, our son, my wife Sybil, grandson Ryan and myself were immediately at ease and made to feel we were in safe hands. Steve was so pleasant and easy to talk to it seemed we had known him for a long time. I had prepared a brief history of my son’s life which he said would be very useful. He asked about John’s love for Ryan and how they got on together although living apart, especially watching F1 together. Steve and Ryan got on so well. Steve conducted the service with the same pleasant and sincere manner as at home. We were so comforted by his words and so it turned out were all those present. The slide show brought back many happy memories to John’s family. friends and workmates. It was a truly beautiful tribute to our son John and Ryan’s father. Many said the music before, during and at the end of the service was very apt. At the buffet later, and many phone calls later, from those present, people said how much they were impressed by Steve’s service and how it helped them remember John.

Brin Jones | June 2022

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Highly Recommend

Steve did an amazing job made us feel at ease talking to him and i would highly recommend him in fact i’ve told my family when my time comes i want Steve to do my service as well so thank u again.

Lynn Kelsey | June 2022

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Heartfelt Thank You

From the moment that we met with Steve, we felt an enormous sense of empathy and support at the most difficult of times. He guided us through the various options of service available to us and helped us in how best to compile the music and photos for the video tribute.
The service for Doreen was wonderful and everyone who attended made comments of how Steve had spoken such lovely words on Dor’s life journey, with the video tribute being a treasured reminder of her life well lived.
Heartfelt thank you from our family for everything have done for us.

Julie Farr | May 2022

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Lovely Tribute to Dad

Words cannot express the kindness shown to my mum and myself at such a sad time. The service was Dad to a tee. Everyone at the service commented what a lovely tribute to Dad it was. So many thanks for doing a wonderful job.

Lyn Hayes | May 2022

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Day Full Of Lovely Memories

Steve delivered a wonderful tribute for my father Eric Wylie, it was so personalized and warm, that friends and family asked if Steve knew my father. The video tribute was amazing and captured my father’s life beautifully. Steve turned an intensely emotional day into a day full of lovely memories.

Anne Wylie | May 2022

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Lovely Service

We would like to thank Steve for a lovely service for my late father. His advice on the order and content of the service was just right and he portrayed the character of my father so well. We had lots of comments on the visual tribute which was a perfect way to say goodbye. Thank you for making a difficult day bearable.

Lorna Catlin | May 2022

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light, positivity and inspiration

I would like to thank Steve for an excellent service. He chose just the right content and expressed wonderfully the deep essence of David. 
I had many comments from people how pleasantly surprised they were and that it was the best, most positive service celebrating David’s life, the room was full of light, positivity and inspiration. 
 The visual tribute was lovely and the choice of songs was just right. I was told we have done David proud!
 Thank you for an amazing experience in such difficult circumstances.

Ewa | April 2022

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Lovely Service

Steve did a wonderful job. Everyone commented on what a lovely service it was. 

Isabel Mooney | April 2022

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Beautiful service

I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful service for Shella jones.
It was a great service and very professionally done.
Thank you so much.

Chris Jones | April 2022

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Compassionate and Understanding

I would really like to thank Steve on behalf of myself and my family for the beautiful service he conducted for our mum Winifred Wood. Steve was thoroughly professional while being compassionate and understanding as I was a blubbering wreck. Steve made the service all about our wonderful mum and made it an amazing celebration of her life. We had a lot of feedback from those in attendance who said it was the loveliest send off they had ever attended. So Steve from the bottom of our hearts we thank you.

Tracey, Jackie and Family | March 2022

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Fitting Celebration of Life

Thank you Steve for a lovely and fitting Celebration of Life for my late brother Chris.  We had a lot of lovely comments about the service from people in attendance. It was a perfect celebration of Chris’s life.
Thank you for your support and advice at this difficult time.

Mark Chambers | March 2022

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Inspiration to us all

I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful send off for Laura, it was perfect and she would of been so proud.  The support you have given us and our children has been second to none.  You have been fantastic and an inspiration to us all.  For that alone….We thank you!!!

Daniel Morris | March 2022

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Visual Tribute made it more special

I just want to thank you for guy’s service ,we have had a lot of people coming and saying how good it was and the visual tribute made it more special. Thanks again

Hayley Goodwin | March 2022

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Send Off That He Deserved

Would just like to say again Steve, 

Thank you so much for the lovely service that you put together for my dad. It gave him the send off that he deserved. Everyone said what a lovely service it was. 
Many thanks 

Andrew Oakley | March 2022

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Comforting and Gentle

Thank you Steve for a wonderful service for my brother. Your words were so comforting and gentle and spoken with great compassion. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to conduct the service.

Thank you again for making a difficult time easier to bear. 

Non Mosey | March 2022

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Sounded Like You Knew Him

We were very pleased with Dad’s service on the 8th February the way you talked about him was lovely it sounded like you knew him. The music, photo on the screen & candle were so nice thank you.

Claire & Chris | February 2022

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Perfect Celebration of Steve's Life

We would like to thank Steve (the celebrant) very much for the Celebration of Life he undertook for my brother Steven Bromley.  The service was a perfect celebration of Steve’s life and was very fitting for him.  The family all felt that it went very well and a  number of other attendees said that they thought the service was lovely. We would also like to thank Steve for the time he took with us as a family and the fact that he listened and took on board everything that we said about Steve, this meant that the service was very personal and fitting”.

Chris Bromley | February 2022

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Pleased and thankful

Craig and I were very pleased and thankful for the service for Alma and we particularly liked the photo side of it regarding Alma’s life

Tracy & Craig | February 2022

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Thank you so much

We want to thank you so much for all your advice and help recently organising Edith’s funeral service.  Your introduction and other contributions were sensitive, highly appropriate and helped the day go well.

Brian and Diane | February 2022

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Heart felt thanks

Tony, I and family would just like to express our heart felt thanks for the service you put together and delivered for mum Margaret, it really was a beautiful ceremony and the video tribute was just perfect something we were a little unsure of but so glad we went ahead with, after speaking to you.
We cannot thank you enough for making a difficult day easier.
It was a pleasure to meet you Steve thank you.

Antony, Mandy & Family | February 2022

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Compassionate, respectful, professional

I just wanted to send you a quick message to say how grateful we were for all of your efforts during the recent passing of my brother Patrick.

You were compassionate, respectful and handled the ceremony with great professionalism during what was a difficult occasion.

I just wanted to pass on our sincerest thanks and to wish you the very best for the future!

Joseph O'Connor | February 2022

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Wonderful Farewell

On behalf of John, Jane and myself, just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful service you did for Alex last Friday. 
Everyone commented  what a wonderful farewell you had put together with the photos and music. It was like you new Alex personally about the way you talked about him. 
Many thanks again for your support at this difficult time. 

Maxine and John Cureton | February 2022

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Lovely Fitting Tribute

I can not say how wonderful Steve is from the minute I met him I thought how lovely he was. Everything he said about Malcolm was as if Steve new Malcolm. Steve is a true gentleman and everybody has said what a lovely fitting tribute it was to him many thanks Steve

Debbie | February 2022

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A Day to remember

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for making what started as a sad day into a day of celebration. Your thoughtfulness, consideration and caring made it a day to remember. Everyone commented what a beautiful service it was The candle you lit was very appropriate, the music and video were amazing.

One lady approached Sandy and said “I have spent ten months organising my funeral BUT it’s all gone out of the window after the service I have just seen and heard provided by your good self Steve for our much loved friend Gwyneth.”

Kate and Sandy | February 2022

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Tone, delivery, compassion and timing were perfect

Jodie and I just wanted to thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful way in which you allowed us all to say our final farewell to Karen. From our first conversation we knew you were the right person to lead the service and you made an incredibly difficult a little less painful. 
The service was absolutely beautiful. The way you spoke about Karen… SO many people afterwards asked us if you were a friend of hers, and we so shocked to learn that you had never met her. We lost count of how many remarks we had that your tone, delivery, compassion and timing (let alone the fact that everybody assumed you were a family friend!) were just perfect, and your presence was absolutely the icing on the cake to top off a perfect send off.
Thank you Steve. We truly are grateful for your professionalism, dedication, your warm smile and your kind words. 

Kimberley Cox | February 2022

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Like we were listening to a family friend

We wanted to say thank for all your help and understanding in making the loss of our Mum so much easier knowing that you would be able to turn a sad time into a celebration of our Mum’s life that everyone would be  able to appreciate.

The video tribute was something that we had never heard of before and have to admit were a little unsure but your expertise really was fantastic including the perfect music you recommended to us to complete a truly amazing tribute that we will treasure forever.

Everyone who attended were commenting  on what a really beautiful service is was and all your time spent learning about Mum’s life made your speeches and readings feel like we were listening to a family friend.

Thank you so much for everything you did for us.

Tony and Susan | January 2022

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Caring and Sensitive

Our family, friends, and acquaintances were extremely happy with your handling of the preparation and delivery of your service you captured my wife’s life, achievements and the regard in which she was held. Many thanks for the caring and sensitive way you dealt with us all.

Walter Yates | January 2022

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Sensitive, compassionate and empathetic

Thanks again for your sensitive, compassionate and empathetic delivery of Jackies service.
I have been inundated with comments that it so captured her character and personality and that the service flowed beautifully with dignity and respect that Jackie deserved but never sought during her life . 

Paul Fenney | January 2022

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Thanks for making a difficult day easier

Thank you so much for conducting the service for Stan . You certainly made myself and family at ease during the pre visit and it was much appreciated at such a difficult time. Family and friends found the service  comfortable and brought amazing memories to so many of them. Thanks for making a difficult day  easier.

Ann | January 2022

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Perfect from start to finish

I would like to thank Steve for all that he did for my brother’s service and his kindness to me and my sister. From the first contact with Steve we knew we’d chosen the right person. Steve made the whole ceremony perfect from start to finish. Thank you Steve.

Dawn | January 2022

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Beautiful Service

Beautiful service.

Thank you so much Steve, you are amazing.

Jackie and Family | January 2022

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Set just the right tone

I am so sorry I missed seeing you yesterday after Dad’s service to thank you for providing a beautiful memorial to Dad, set just at the right tone. 
You really made what was such a hard time for us to say goodbye to our beloved Dad, and in Mum’s case husband, that little easier for us to endure.
Having attended funeral’s in the past where it is very clear that the person delivering the service has no clue of the person they are talking about, you could not have taken more care in getting to know Dad and conveying how much he meant to us all.  
I know that you come from a place of complete understanding of how hard it is to lose a loved one and so your empathy and compassion are so heartfelt and sincere – we are all very touched by this and so on behalf of us all, thank you.

Heather | January 2022

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caring nature and empathy

From the moment Steve introduced himself his caring nature and empathy showed throughout.
He supported and guided me allowing the opportunity to show case Nobby’s life in the time that we knew each other. 
I know I did my best for Nobby’s memory and took huge comfort from the day.
Steve is a wonderful GENTLEMAN and I thank him whole heartily for what he did for me.

Amanda Carter | November 2021

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We could not have asked for more

The first time the family met Steve we found him very easy to talk too in our darkest hour, he is caring, understanding, and extremely professional. Steve understood all mine and the families wishes and carried out the service with the highest regard for our loss, we could not have asked for more.
It was a privilege for us too chose Steve to carry out dads service and thank you for all of your support and guidance during dads final journey, we will never forget

The Armstrong,Galione,and Dean Families | November 2021

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Unique and touching tribute

Steve was exceptional in organising and delivering mum’s service.
His attention to detail really showed and he spoke of mum with kindness and compassion. 
We are forever grateful to him for a truly unique and touching tribute to a wonderful lady.

Alison Baker | November 2021

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Just want to thank you for the beautiful talk you gave  to my late husband,  Duncan, I couldn’t have wished  for  a better send off for him. You did a great job and did him proud. Thank you so much

Chrissie | November 2021

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Support and Compassion

Steve is an absolutely amazing person who offered both support and compassion and his warmth when we met him assured us that he truly cared. Many people who attended the service commented that it was such a perfect way to celebrate my husband’s life and a very fitting tribute and we could not agree more. Steve also put together the most amazing video tribute with a touch of humour that captured my husbands character so beautifully. Thank you Steve for everything. I would not hesitate to recommend you.

Jackie and Jordan Gifford | November 2021

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We could not of asked for more

We as a family would highly recommend Steve, he is  caring , understanding , and extremely professional. Steve understood my husbands wishes and the families wishes and carried out the service perfectly, we could not of asked for more. 
It was a privilege to meet you Steve and thank you for all of your support and guidance during Franks final journey, we will never forget.  Thank you.

Vi , Melanie , Chris and Callum | November 2021

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Everything went perfectly

We all thought that Steve did us and Angela proud. Everything went perfectly on the day and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steve to others. 
Many thanks,

Nick Geary | November 2021

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We could not of asked for more

We as a family would highly recommend Steve, he is  caring , understanding , and extremely professional. Steve understood my husbands wishes and the families wishes and carried out the service perfectly, we could not of asked for more. 
It was a privilege to meet you Steve and thank you for all of your support and guidance during Franks final journey, we will never forget.  Thank you.

Vi , Melanie , Chris and Callum | November 2021

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The whole ceremony was perfect

As a family what can we say. Well WOW. Steve was amazing from start to finish, his compassion,soothing voice and empathy were very comforting to us all. The whole ceremony was perfect. Steve spoke about our dad like he knew him and really captured what kind person he was. The video which was put together of our fondest memories was amazing and very comforting to watch. Family and friends have all commented what an amazing celebration of life. Steve you went above and beyond to ensure we all were able to share our memories you also made an 8 year old little girl feel so very special being able to read her prayer for her grandad. Thank you from us all 

Richard Sivori | November 2021

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Steve has a unique gift

Steve is truly something special. I was blown away by his work and have no hesitation in recommending him for any event that needs a conductor to unify and direct the day. Steve is approachable, compassionate, thoughtful, creative, dedicated and professional. He truly has a gift, combining his professional experience and skills to elicit the best out of people. He turned our chaos of memories and ideas into a beautiful singular shared experience.

Steve was recommended by our funeral director following a frank conversation about the difficulties in honouring my dads life without being either hypocritical or disrespectful. As Steve would later say, every life is significant no matter how it was lived and all life should be honoured. Easier said than done when real people are involved!

Unaware of what a Celebrant could offer, I appointed Steve expecting very little. I saw it as job that needed doing, no more, no less. Within 5mins of meeting Steve, I felt reassured of his capabilities but more than that, it inspired me and my family to find a way to celebrate a life that had been far from perfect. Steve gave us all so much more than a service, he gave us a positive way to process our loss.

Working with Steve felt effortless, cathartic and worthwhile. With so much to deal with following the death of a loved one, I cannot express the gratitude I felt to have one element of this process taken care of. Instead of simply doing what needed doing and worrying about everyone and everything else, Steve carved out a little something for me. He kept his final presentation secret to ensure we benefited from the service as much as those attending. I’d never thought about it before, but sadly it’s those most in need of the time for reflection, closure, emotional support, etc of a funeral are often those burdened with making the arrangements. Steve gave us that back.

His slideshow was incredible. How Steve managed to combine our photos told a story of my dad’s life with a poignancy that until that point, even I had not fully appreciated.

I will be forever grateful to Steve for his contribution to our family. I would’ve been happy to pay 3 times as much for his part and in future will forgo the more traditional expenses around the death of a loved one in favour of his services. At least 7 attendees have since amended their final wishes to replace a ‘normal’ funeral in favour of a celebration of life event due to Steve’s work.

His advice and guidance was personally tailored to our family and his can-do approach made the overwhelming organisational effort seem manageable. He liaised with the venue, multiple friends and family and delivered a service that was surprising beneficial to all who attended.

For any life event, milestone, noteworthy occasion, I can honestly assure you that involving Steve will make it so much better than you could’ve hoped.

Steve has a unique gift. Like a human emotional filtration system, he has a terrifyingly fabulous ability to distil your feelings into a purer and simpler form and hand it back to you.

I look forward to needing his services again but for something more joyful. In the meantime, I’m just glad he’s chosen to use his powers for good, not evil!

Laura Herbert | October 2021

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Beautiful and meaningful services

Steve recently conducted the services for both my mum and dad, who we lost very close together.   Steve was absolutely impeccable with his attention to details in getting to know all about mum and dad,  with his caring and kind demeanour and his professional and efficient manner. I wanted a celebration of life for both my mum and dad and to be able to share what a wonderful life they had lived. Steve took the time to listen to our stories and delivered two beautiful services including two wonderful video picture tributes, including favourite and meaningful music. They truly told the story of my dear parents lives and through the tears,  there was laughter and most importantly fond and loving memories.  Everyone at the services commented that they had never been to such beautiful and meaningful services .  I can’t thank Steve and his team enough, you made a very sad and difficult time easier to cope with and enabled us to remember all the good times . I would highly recommend Steve. 

Karen and Gareth Brunt | October 2021

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Exactly what mum would have wanted

I would like to say how much myself and the family appreciated the service you gave to celebrate Mum’s life, everyone we spoke to afterwards said what a wonderful service it was, and exactly what Mum would have wanted. I cannot thank you enough for making a sad day a special day.

Robert, Sarah, Pauline and family | October 2021

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Above and Beyond ... In every sense

Good morning, I lost my dad last November, and due to covid restrictions we could only hold a small ceremony, which Steve arranged so beautifully. This Monday, 10 months later, we were finally able to have dad’s ashes interred as were his wishes, and Steve kindly came along to initiate at this ceremony too. I have never been to such a beautiful graveside ceremony, succinct and perfect. Everything I wanted to say my final goodbye to a dad who meant so much.  A true gentleman who obviously cares so much, his professional dedication knows no bounds and I can never thank him enough for.making such a tough journey so easy. He tells me he wasn’t responsible for the sun shining, but I think, maybe he was!
Above and beyond… in every sense.
Thank you from us all.
I will always recommend you to help anyone I know who is unfortunately having to say goodbye to a loved one.

Anon | October 2021

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Compassionate and Professional

We would like to thank you for all your help with Dorothy funeral ceremony.

From our meeting within my home to the service you were compassionate and very professional.

All my family and friends said you were excellent giving special personal touches that made all the difference.

I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking for a celebrant.

Anon | October 2021

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Fantastic Service

Steve did a fantastic service for my dad Peter, we wanted something different than a normal service . We would definitely use Steve again . Thanks Steve

Darren Nicklin | September 2021

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Thank You

I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful service, the words you chose were perfect, and I’ll be ever grateful for your patience and kindness.

And thank you for the lovely compliments on my speech, it really meant a lot to me.

Lian | September 2021

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We would without hesitation recommend Steve

From the moment we met Steve we knew the ceremony we wanted for Gordon was in safe hands, he asked what our wishes for the service were and with his guidance our ‘celebration of thanks ‘ for Gordon’s life was exceptional. We discussed the form in which the service should take, the music and Steve produced a wonderful video following Gordon’s 96 years of life and brought the service to a close with a lovely poem about Gordon’s favourite pastime, fishing. Everyone who attended either in person or by webcast praised Steve for the way in which he conducted the service with comments like ‘amazing service’, ‘completely moved by the service’ and ‘beyond perfect’ being just a few of the comments we received. We can’t praise Steve highly enough for all his care and consideration he gave us at this difficult time and for giving Gordon the funeral he deserved. We would without hesitation recommend Steve for any future similar service. 

Yvonne and family. | September 2021

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Thank You for all the energy and commitment

Thank you Steve for a lovely service, you did susan proud. The videos you put together were excellent and will be a talking point from that day with a heartfelt speech that caught everybody’s attention. It wasn’t just a service that was full of prayers and hymns, it had gone beyond that noting the points throughout her life with the music playing captured the moments we sat with her listening to it on Alexa which she treated as a person. 

Once again thank you for all energy and commitment. 

Chris Smith | September 2021

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Thank You Steve

I cannot praise Steve too highly. When my brother passed away, I wanted a sensitive but thoroughly thought out tribute to him, warts and all. I wanted musical and visual tributes that were philosophical, not religious, uplifting not sorrowful, and a little bit different from the norm. Steve went above and beyond the call of duty to make this work including at the 11th hour getting permission to use a video clip that we had resigned ourselves to being unable to use. He conducted the whole procedure from beginning to end perfectly. He listened to our thoughts and feelings like a friend who had suffered the same loss as the family, empathised with our feelings, and translated these into a perfect tribute for my brother. 

Adrian | August 2021

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Steve Was Amazing

Sadly we lost our dear Uncle, which was an emotional time for all of us, however it was made a little easier knowing that Steve was taking care of the ceremony.  Steve was amazing from start to finish, his compassion, soothing voice and empathy was so comforting to us all. The ceremony was perfect from start to finish. He spoke about our Uncle fondly, like he  knew him, he went out of his way to get to know who and what sort of a person he was. He put together a video of our fondest memories of his, and it was played during the service, this was so comforting  to watch, and to have as a keep sake.  Friends and family have all commented on what an amazing celebration of his life Steve created.
You went above and beyond.

Zena and Family | August 2021

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would recommend

All very good I would recommend him for future ceremonies.

Brett | August 2021

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Beautiful Service

Thank you Steve for the wonderful service for my father. There wasn’t a person present that didn’t comment on how beautiful the service was and the wonderful calm way in which you presented it. It was lovely.
Thank you again

Hilary | August 2021

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Steve was perfect on the day…
He made the day amazing for Theo. 

Susan McKenna | August 2021

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Beautiful Service

It was perfect thank you. I really appreciate what you did for us. Beautiful service! 

Aimee Shaw | August 2021

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Star Trek Themed Funeral

My husband ‘Roy Burrows’, had a ‘Star Trek’ themed funeral, which went really well. Steve put a brilliant video together, with his own touch of ‘Star Trek’ in it. Everyone thought it was a very touching , unique + personal tribute to Roy. Steve was very gentle , understanding , thoughtful + enthusiastic and I would recommend him to anyone.

Suzanne Burrows | August 2021

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A Memorable celebration

Steve helped us make Nicholas’ send off a memorable celebration of a busy and happy life, full of love, friendship and some very funny stories. His input to preparation was most helpful, and his delivery on the day was relaxing, well-paced and respectful. Feedback from family and friends was unanimously positive.

Thank you.

David & John | August 2021

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Steve was most helpful

The funeral directors contacted Steve on our behalf as we didn’t want a religious funeral for my sister Sam. The email I received with instructions on how to prepare for meeting Steve was most helpful, and encouraged me to consider some of the things we wanted to say about her. On meeting Steve, he was very caring and really took an interest in learning as much as possible about Sam prior to the service. Steve delivered the service perfectly, and compiled an excellent video tribute with music. Lots of attendees praised him afterwards and said it was a fitting tribute to Sam. Thank you Steve.

Caroline Burnett | August 2021

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Lovely Service

It was a lovely service from start to finish, we couldn’t have asked for anymore, it was very much appreciated.

Many Thanks

Ian Parker | July 2021

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Excellent Customer Service

Many thanks for your email regarding the “Celebrant Service” provided by Steve Game-Blackmore on Thursday 22 July 2021 at Carmountside Crematorium in respect to Paul William Hawley passing. 
Without question all those that attended thought the ’celebrant service” was beautifully carried out and conducted. It would have been helpful to have had Paul’s framed photo at the side of the coffin, so that people at the back of the hall could see it.  
Steve has a lovely calming manner about him, which was helpful at our two pre-crem meetings and also through the service itself.
Thank you to Steve and yourself for your excellent customer service.

Peter and Kathleen Silvester | July 2021

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Goes above & beyond his standard duties

 I wish to give Steve Game-Blackmoor a very big thank you for making my mother’s funeral so beautiful. He did exactly as I asked & even added one or two extra verses that were very relevant to my mother. I felt like Steve was looking after me during the service, he helped me with absolutely everything, even things I would have missed.

And to show what type of person Steve is, he is still in touch with me to make sure I’m ok, or to answer any questions I may have. This is a man that truly cares for the bereaved, he goes above & beyond his standard duties. He also chats to you about other things that are not related to the funeral service, he’s so easy to talk to, & he makes you feel you are never alone. I couldn’t have had a better celebrant than Steve, just a warm gentle person who would do anything to keep you happy.
I wish to thank Steve from the bottom of my heart.

Graeme Jones | July 2021

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Recommended to us

On behalf of my family, I’d like to thank you for looking after my Dad’s graveside service recently.  His illness and passing were a difficult time for us and the prospect of arranging the funeral seemed daunting.  However we feel blessed you were recommended to us by the Co-op.
Right from the first meeting you guided and reassured us as we began to put the plans in place.  Your flexibility and your suggestions to help put together a worthy send off for Dad in spite of the COVID restrictions were really appreciated.  Your “can do” attitude for example arranging the chairs and liaising directly with the choir was really appreciated.  
You were the perfect blend of comforting and practical and as a result Dad’s funeral was lovely.  You also managed the interruption caused by the collapse of Dad’s old boss beautifully.
So once again, a huge thank you for doing a really difficult job really well with sensitivity, tact and practicality.
It was lovely to meet you and spend the time we did with you.

Michael Tipper | July 2021

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It was amazing

Would like to thank you for Nico’s service it was amazing couldn’t of had it any other way.
Thank you for making it as special as you did. 

Laura, Shane and family | July 2021

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Sympathetic, sensitive, efficient

Steve managed my husband Nigel’s funeral service, a non-religious event, so beautifully. He was sympathetic, sensitive, efficient and appropriate in his approach to the event. The music, video display and spoken words, were a fitting tribute to our Welsh rugby fanatic and many people commented on it being the best service they had attended. Nigel would have loved it.  I would recommend him most definitely. 

Julie | July 2021

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Heartfelt Thank You

I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Steve. I am sure Tim would have appreciated the service. The day was a perfect tribute to him. The candle and dragonfly were a lovely touch and gave me comfort. Thank you again.

Jackie O'Donnell | June 2021

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service was memorable and just perfect

Thank you so much for the opportunity to write a review on the services and support Steve provided for our family in celebrating our mums life Winnie Parr.
At a difficult time of sadness Steve came to meet our family and helped us to talk through what we wanted to say to offer the tribute to mum which would mean so much.  Time spent was so precious and warm with gentleness and consideration leading us to think through memories bringing brightness into our sadness.
It certainly takes a special person to be able to reassure and help guide us which is exactly what Steve is. The service was memorable and was just perfect for us all centred around the family reflecting truly the person mum was.
Thank you so much a true gift. 

Deborah Gough | June 2021

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Beautiful Service

May I say on behalf of Joyce, Lee and myself a heartfelt “thank you” for all your kind help and support throughout the process of putting together the service to celebrate Geof’s life.

Thank you for conducting such a lovely service for us all on Wednesday and helping us to celebrate his life and say our farewells.  Everyone has commented on what a beautiful service it was.

Irene | June 2021

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Nicest send off

Just want to say a great big thank you to everyone concerned for the effort and compassion putting Carols service together, she would have rightly been so proud in the way everything was conducted. I personally want to reiterate this. Steve, your such a fantastic person and wish to thank you so much on behalf of Carol, myself and all the family and friends who attended. 100% of Attendee`s said it was the nicest send off they have witnessed.

Dave Vernon (and family) | June 2021

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Heartfelt, Intimate and Meaningful

Asking a stranger to conduct my Mum’s funeral service felt like a leap of faith. Steve came highly recommended and he was absolutely the right choice. He conducted the ceremony with great dignity, distilling the events of my Mum’s long life into a heartfelt, intimate and meaningful remembrance of her character and personality. Afterwards mourners asked whether Steve knew my Mum, which is testament to his professionalism and integrity.

During our first meeting he quickly gave focus to the ceremony with useful ideas about the order of service, while also supporting our music choices with helpful feedback and encouragement. His delicate balance of listening and suggesting was a great reassurance to us at a time when the service seemed vague and uncharted.

In a second meeting Steve got to know the details of my Mum’s eventful life through our own recollections. Steve was able to absorb a lot of detail in a short space of time without losing sight of who my Mum was. During the service he didn’t simply repeat the minutiae, but treated us to a story of how my Mum’s experiences formed her character, and how she in turn influenced others. He took the trouble to include things that each of us had told him about my Mum and this inclusivity helped bring people together during this final farewell.”

Philip Jnr Barnard | May 2021

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Sincere Thanks

I am writing to thank you for the excellent manner in which you conducted the memorial service for my late wife Danuta, on 24 May at Bushbury East Chapel.

You emphasised to us in the preliminary discussions that the service would be about Danuta, not only the obstacles she had to face in life, but also the way her presence in this world had been so loving and influential in the lives of everyone who was privileged to know her, ourselves included.

You most certainly did that. Our three sons (Alexander, Philip Jnr. and Richard) and I are very grateful that you were able to do that so well. Everyone who attended, or who were able to view the live webcast, were united in their praise. Please accept our sincere thanks. We were so thankful that we had made the right decision in our choice of Celebrant.

Philip Barnard | May 2021

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Lovely and Moving

Thank you for all your support through this sad time.
The service was lovely and so moving and true we did Sean proud.
Your kindness and support helped me so much.

Teresa Evans | May 2021

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Professionalism and Integrity

Just a few words of thanks for your pitch perfect service for my Mum this afternoon.

As a family of empiricists, with a smattering of scientists, I think we naturally found it daunting to take a leap of faith and ask a stranger to conduct Mum’s farewell. Until today, the funeral seemed like a looming, amorphous cloud of uncertainty. You received a weight of information from us at short notice and you handled it with good grace and patience.

You distilled the details into a heartfelt, intimate and meaningful remembrance of Mum’s life. You had paid attention to everyone’s input and took the time to reference things that each of us had told you. People afterwards were asking whether you knew her, complementing your words and the accuracy of your observations. Surely that is a testament to your professionalism and integrity.

Yours is a quite fascinating profession, and an important one.

Thank you for steering us through uncharted waters, for giving us focus and shaping the service into something real and memorable.

Philip Barnard Jnr | May 2021

Gold star

Lovely Service

Just want to say ‘thank-you’ for a lovely service yesterday for my Mum.  It was perfect.  Also, the candle is a lovely touch and I will treasure it.

Jo Whitby | May 2021

Gold star

Wonderful Celebration of our Dad

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful celebration of our dad, Robert John Shaw.
It was a credit to him and us, his family. Very personal and Steve listened to everything we wanted and said. The touching video with pictures and music for him. Just beautiful.
Thank you Steve for everything.

Emma Longshaw | May 2021

Gold star

Everything Was So personal

As a family loosing my dad suddenly was a truely traumatic time, the compassion and attention gave by Steve was nothing short of wonderful
Everything was so personal, it truely felt Steve knew my dad,
The video eulogy was beyond moving and captured my dads uniqueness
Parting words particularly meant something special mentioning about noone is truely gone due to the ripples they cause, a favourite quote from Terry Pratchett that holds a special place with me
Thank You Steve for all your work and dedication.

The Fox / Camm Family | April 2021

Gold star

Kind Hearted and Spoke With Such Warmth

Thank you so much for making the service for my uncle so special. You took so much time gathering the information and making my aunt feel connected to the ceremony. You were extremely kind hearted and spoke with such warmth about my uncle. All those who attended commented on how lovely the service was. Thank you again

Karen Salisbury & Family | April 2021

Gold star

Very Special and Very Well Done

I just wanted to thank you for the service on Wednesday, it was very special and very well done, Strett would of loved it.
Thank you so much for all the time you put into it and all the kind words it really is appreciated. I loved the candle and the dragonfly inside and I’ve now brought a dragonfly wind spinner for my garden in his memory as well

Joyce Parker | April 2021

Gold star

Beautiful Send Off

I am just sending you this mail to once again thank you for the beautiful send off you gave to Mum yesterday. 
It was a very emotional service, we had tears of joy as well as tears of sadness. 
They way you spoke about Mum was so warm people would think you knew her personally.
We really are extremely grateful for your warmth and kindness.

Jenny, Ray and Diane | April 2021

Gold star

Lovely Service

Steve was brilliant, he made what little I could give him about mum when younger into a heartfelt memory, both my brothers and the small handful of guests thought he did a lovely service. I didn’t have a clue where to start but he was patient with me and listened to my worries, can’t thank him enough it was lovely.

Lynn Surman | April 2021

Gold star

Sincere and Supportive

We suffered an unexpected and tragic loss this year, a life that was taken far too soon. I was so pleasantly surprised by the support we got by the party’s involved in putting the funeral together. Steve was very sincere and supportive, definitely a kind hearted individual who made the day go by as perfectly as possible. He was very smartly dressed, conducted the service in the most respectful and sincere way and did everything within his control to make the service as perfect as possible. Genuine great guy.

Kayden Barrett | March 2021

Gold star

Watched on webcast

Just wanted to say thank you for conducting Stuart’s funeral yesterday. I couldn’t attend as I’m shielding but I watched on webcast.

I’ve spoken to the rest of the family and all say what a nice bloke you are and how you ensured it all ran smoothly. Paula was particularly moved by the ‘candle gift’

Many many thanks for looking after my lovely brother, ensuring his goodbye was efficient and without hitch.

Kate | March 2021

Gold star

Touching Service

Thank you Steve for your help and advice with Mum’s funeral. The ceremony was lovely,  everyone in attendance commented on what touching service it was.
The process of organising the service itself was simple and hassle free thanks to our meetings over zoom. I really appreciate the sideshow tribute and extra thanks for filming the ceremony,  so many people missed the service due to current restrictions but this way they still got to see the service in their own time.

Jill Di Trolio | March 2021

Gold star

Dedication, professionalism and Empathy

Your dedication to the task, professionalism and empathy for us as a family was outstanding. We certainly felt that we were in safe hands, when we weren’t sure what our emotions would be on a difficult day.

I felt it really was a celebration for mum, with the room full of love, warmth, support and amazing memories. She certainly with my dad, were there to support us and give us strength.

I was equally proud of our beautiful daughters … delivering their love and memories for their beautiful grandma.

Linda Deas | March 2021

Gold star

Steve was highly recommended

Steve was highly recommended to us by our funeral director. From our first meeting onwards he was compassionate, patient, supportive & incredibly professional. We chose a Celebration of Life format & Steve worked hard to integrate all our wishes including a visual tribute. On the day the ceremony exceeded our expectations. We had lots of positive feedback from family & friends attending. Many asked if Steve was a friend delivering the service. This says it all about his approach & demeanour. Thank you Steve.

Amanda Boyd-Smith | March 2021

Gold star

personal but sincere celebration of my mothers life

Hello there. Please may I thank Steve for the wonderful service he conducted at my mothers funeral service on the 12th March at Fradley. I was quite anxious about arranging some sort of eulogy for mother but Steve just took control and guided myself and my family. The result was a very personal but sincere celebration of my mothers life which we all appreciated and enjoyed. Steve’s calmness, insight and guidance is impressive and a great asset in a very emotional time. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need. I thank you sir!

David Millward | March 2021

Gold star

Graham's Funeral Service

A largely virtual and pre-recorded service was a new experience for us. This service was flawless, lovely and moving.
Brilliantly coordinated, edited and shepherded by your sensitive insight and technical mastery.
Thank you for making this a fitting tribute to our dear brother Graham.
We have received many very positive comments from friends and family that this new experience was so apt and loving.
I have no hesitation in recommending your services.
Brilliant, exceptional and caring. Well done!

Peter Coy | February 2021

Gold star

Keith's Funeral With South Staffordshire funeral directors

Thank you so much for the very apt and caring words you spoke at Keith’s funeral. Everyone commented on the service in a very positive way, saying it was Keith to the “T”
Thanks for your help and guidance through a very difficult time.

Margaret Tyne | February 2021

Gold star

Robert Ian Birkenhead

Steve did the beautiful celebration of my son’s life at his funeral last week, it was both moving but light-hearted, as he was only 33 years old and we wanted to remember him for the happy and fun-loving young man that he was. He did a lovely tribute to him using photographs and read some lovely poems and played the music we requested. Steve was both compassionate and patient with me while we arranged it and I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who needs a celebrant.

Deborah Brown | January 2021

Gold star

Stanley Arthur Lindop

Steve was the celebrant at our Dad’s funeral on 18/1/21. He delivered a true and touching celebration of Dad’s life. He did us and Dad proud.
Everyone including those attending via live streaming commented on what a wonderful ceremony Steve delivered.
Steve was so helpful throughout the entire process.
Thank you very much.

Peter Lindop | January 2021

Gold star

Pete Tittensor

My husband sadly passed away and Steve could not have given a better send-off for him. His words captured Pete so well and the video that he made showing Pete through all his life was beautiful. Through such a difficult time Steve took all the stress out of the funeral and I can’t thank him enough. It really was a celebration of his life and took the pain away from losing him from our lives. A heartfelt thank you from us all. You really are an incredible person which we will never forget.

Elaine Tittensor | January 2021

Gold star

Leonnie Carey

A wonderful tribute was provided by Steve for my late Mother’s cremation.
Steve took the time to understand & connect with us in a sensitive manner to enable him to be able to deliver a tribute that was both reflective of my Mother’s life but also a celebration of her life.
Due to Covid restrictions & concerns a number of people were unable to attend the service however the weblink allowed everybody to feel a part of it.

Helen Del | December 2020

Gold star

A proper tribute

I just wanted to thank you for conducting the service at my Dad’s funeral last Tuesday. I think the best compliment is from Mum who said that he would have really enjoyed it, a proper tribute to him.
I thought that the segment of music with photos worked really well and thank you for the way you put it together.
Dad had asked for a celebration of his life and that is what we gave him.
Thanks again from all of the family.

Nick Tindall | September 2020

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