Paul Tredgett 

  INDEPENDENT FUNERAL OFFICIANT AND CIVIL CELEBRANT

 

My name is Paul Tredgett and I am an Independent Civil Funeral Celebrant based in Eastbourne, East Sussex and I conduct funerals in the East Sussex area.

Your first contact with me comes at a very difficult time, but together we will create a beautiful and fitting funeral for the loved one you have lost.

I respect all  beliefs and these days many people have developed their own ideas and thoughts on religion, so a Humanist-atheist or a fully religious funeral might not reflect their beliefs or wishes.

Both religious and non-religious people have the right to, and need for, meaningful cultural rituals and celebration.

As an Independent Civil Celebrant, I will meet with you and go over the many options and styles for your consideration. We may include or exclude, poems, readings, hymns, prayers, psalms, personal tributes and any choice of music to make the day both memorable and a celebration of life. We will go over all the poignant points and details of you loved one's life and I will write a Eulogy and the whole service, emailing you a copy of the Eulogy for you to check. On the day I will deliver it, or you may prefer a member of the family, friend or work colleague to do it. This will be entirely your choice.

You may want family and close friends to participate in the service; reading some poems or personal tributes. There are no set rules, so I welcome and encourage you to express your own sentiments and to say goodbye in ways that have a special significance that will be a positive way of an unhappy circumstance; to hiring singers or musicians, or showing a slide show from treasured photographs. There are many ways of marking your loss and could include releasing white doves or balloons or scattering flowers or petals, or having each mourner collect a flower or some other token as a special memory of the day.  

Far from being sombre and sad, the ceremonies I create are positive and uplifting - because they focus on life not death. You will find great comfort in providing a ceremony such as the person who had died would have wanted.

 

 

Respecting all Beliefs and None

 

 " To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die"

~Thomas Campbell~

 

MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT CELEBRANTS 

 

 

                         
My contact details are:-                             

Email: celebrantsouth@gmail.com

Mobile: 07966 283 683