Funeral and Celebration of Life Ceremonies

Dignified funerals, commemorated with care, warmth, honesty and attention to detail

My name is Peter and I am an Independent Funeral Celebrant based in Devizes, Wiltshire. I cover the Wiltshire area, also parts of Somerset, Dorset and some outlying areas. I am able to travel to other venues and locations further afield. 

As a celebrant, I can help you plan the most appropriate and meaningful ceremony for your loved one. Giving you the freedom to move from the traditional funeral ceremony, I welcome the inclusion of religious non-religious or spiritual content from any faith. The funeral ceremony can be held in a variety of locations including chapels and outdoor spaces. 

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My Background

I am a trained and experienced Funeral Celebrant and previously have been working in support of people for over 30 years in a variety of settings and roles in Health and Social Care, both as a Specialist Nurse and for over 25 years running National Charities.

I am passionate about treating everyone with respect and value, understanding that everyone has their own story to tell, their own mark they will leave behind after they are no longer with us.

I have extensive experience of counselling and coaching along with having had many years professionally writing, creating and delivering to the public and other professionals.

To be in a position to help families create a service, which lovingly reflects the person you have lost, is both an honour and a privilege. 



A Funeral is of course a time of sadness, however it should also be a time for memories.

A time for sharing love for the person we have lost and for each other.

Planning a Funeral

As your Funeral Celebrant, I work with you as the family to ease the burden of organising the service. I can help by suggesting music, poems or religious verse; providing the welcome and introduction, give a reading of your choice, or one suggested as appropriate, writing 'A life lovingly remembered' (Eulogy) and introducing the family members or friends who may wish to give the Tribute. I will officiate the Committal, suggest selections of appropriate music for entering and exiting the chapel and spend time with the mourners after the service offering comfort and assurance.

Celebration of Life

The Cremation service is often referred to as a Celebration of Life. The ceremonies I help you to develop are always unique and personal, positive, uplifting and embrace each member of the family.

I encourage Family and friends to write or share their own loving memories, or take part in a reading. Moments of Reflection, sometimes listening to a favourite piece of music, are invariably included at the request of the family and these provide opportunities for silent gratitude, silent prayers, and recalling private memories. 


Kind Words


Ceri G (April 2019)

"Peter led the funeral for my Great Aunt Enid. He was very gentle, caring and thoughtful while helping guide us through the process. At the service it was clear he had really listened and described my Aunt beautifully. He even went the extra mile, acknowledging her Welsh heritage by making 'Welsh Cakes' for us all as part of the service.

A lovely person".