Funerals

Awen is an experienced and professional funeral celebrant, offering both civil and pagan funeral services.  Working with families to meet their needs and wishes of their loved one at the end of life..  All funeral services are personalised and written to honour and celebrate the persons life, so that friends and family  can say goodbye in the way that feels right for them.

Awen is based in Birmingham in the West Midlands, but is willing to travel into the East Midlands, the South West and Wales.

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Funeral ceremonies can be delivered in a variety of venues beyond just the crematorium or cemetery. It can be performed at the family home or other appropriate venue of your choice, before the burial or cremation. Some examples might include – art galleries, football grounds or even outdoors in the woods or by the sea. There are also an increasing number of natural burial grounds now available throughout the UK.

You might want a quiet and simple ceremony or a noise filled celebration, non religious or a full pagan funeral rite, Awen will work with you to create the right farewell for yourself and the person who has died. Upon booking her for a funeral service she will arrange a meeting to get to know as much as possible about the person who has died and to talk about what you want to do and include. She will be available to you from booking right up to the day of the funeral service for support and advice.

If you are coming to the end of your life you might like help to plan your funeral in advance or have a living wake. Increasingly people are finding comfort in knowing everything is in hand before they die and even in having the chance to see all their loved ones through having a living funeral or living wake. If you would like more information about this please don’t hesitate to be in touch with Awen.

She is also pleased to offer memorial ceremonies if for any reason you haven’t been able to hold a funeral or wish to celebrate the person’s life separately or in a different way. It is not unusual for people on a pagan spiritual path to have a civil funeral and then have a seperate pagan memorial later and Awen is very happy to help facilitate this.

Please do be in contact if you need help in the planning and arrangement of a funeral service for yourself or a loved one, or if you are a funeral director looking for a pagan funeral priest.

“Thank you so much for taking my husband’s funeral, It was a wonderful day, a wonderful funeral we thought, and so did all our friends and relatives who were there. So uplifting they said.”