Author: jennielichfield

writing examples

I understand that when choosing a funeral celebrant, you want the right person for the job. You want someone who can not only write you the perfect eulogy but also deliver it in a manner that feels right for you. I hope you’ve seen the short video of me speaking, which gives you an idea […]

How to write a eulogy

Many of the families for whom I officiate funeral services, often ask me to pen the whole service, from start to finish. However, you might feel that you’d like to write some of the content yourself, but you don’t know where to start.  I thought I’d break down some ideas that might get you off […]

committal words

Families find themselves at a point where they are facing an important funeral service for a loved one, often with little or no experience of how to put all the component parts together. It is the role of a good celebrant like myself to help guide you through that process and make sure you give […]

Time for change

It’s been a beautiful autumn day here in Folkestone today. I take a walk along The Leas most days and today was no exception. It’s good to see small changes happening – families enjoying the afternoon sun, dog walkers and grandparents with toddlers. The schools have gone back so fewer children around this afternoon, but […]

What actually happens at a Buddhist funeral?

Often people here in the West don’t necessarily consider themselves a practising Buddhist, however they certainly have enjoyed reading books on the subject, meditating, they may have Buddha statues around the house or enjoy using incense. Some families want that to be expressed in their loved ones funeral service, but don’t know much about it […]