Civil Funeral Celebrant

My name is Jane Sturgeon, a civil funeral celebrant covering The Wirral, Cheshire West & Chester and Flintshire. As a funeral celebrant, I am qualified to officiate and conduct a funeral ceremony and memorial.

Fully trained, I feel privileged to help and support you during, what can be, your darkest hours.

A computer analyst and programmer by background, I moved into emotional support therapy after turning fifty years of age and that flowed into my role as a funeral celebrant.

We all have a variety of skill sets and many aspects are called upon as we encounter challenging life situations. For me, kindness has always been key and the strong belief that if we can treat others as we wish to be treated, then life has a loving balance. 

The death of a loved one is a deeply emotional time, and a funeral offers the opportunity to celebrate their life and to say goodbye.

A civil ceremony is a funeral created with care and respect, from the wishes, values and beliefs of the families involved. Working closely with you and your Funeral Director (if you choose to have one) to plan the funeral, it is my privilege to support and guide you in creating a ceremony that celebrates and honours your loved one’s life.

Listening is love in action and with a practical attitude I can make things happen for you. I am your voice when you cannot find the words. Helping you to create a unique semi-religious or non-religious funeral ceremony for your loved one and officiate at the cremation or the burial to ensure your wishes are followed. Giving thanks for a life lived, whether short or long and bringing comfort to you, when you are at your lowest ebb.

Every single funeral and memorial will be written from scratch, creating a unique ceremony that is meaningful, dignified, relaxed and stress-free. This is your space to ask for what you wish, with no right or wrong choices. A loving, safe space.

All you need is one safe anchor when a storm is raging.

We can meet in your home, or another venue of your choice, and I will ensure that the ceremony for your loved one honours them and your family. Helping you to select music, readings, poetry, and anything else you wish to include. I can write the eulogy for you, creating a ceremony that will respect their wishes and yours.

Since a celebrant-led funeral isn’t tied to any specific requirements, religion, or structure, you can use the ceremony as a chance to celebrate your loved one’s beliefs and wishes. Whether you want the funeral ceremony to be entirely void of any religion, or you want to bring in a spiritual or faith-based message, I will create a ceremony that reflects your and their wishes.

The charge is £185 for a ceremony, and this includes our meetings, which may be home visits or at a location of your choice, and a personalised copy of your loved one’s ceremony.

I am fully insured for all events.