My name is Sarah and I am the Celebrant at Moments To… so named because I create ceremonies that give you Moments To… remember, celebrate, rejoice…
I am an ex-English teacher, new mum, gardener, boxset watching, sci-fi loving Family and Funeral Celebrant who finds people endlessly fascinating. And my job means I get to ask questions and listen to people’s stories and memories, hopes and dreams, challenges and successes.
Writing ceremonies to help people mark important life events is somewhat of a privilege. It’s all about helping people find the words at a time when their emotions can seem overwhelming.
The moment is about you and your family – be they blood relatives or people you have collected over your lifetime.
Why I became a celebrant
With over 15 years of experience teaching English, both in the UK and abroad to various age groups, I wanted the same job satisfaction, but with a lot less marking.
Enter UKSoC (UK’s Society of Celebrants) with its celebrant training programme. Being able to meet and help people express their feelings and give them an opportunity to clarify their ideas makes being a celebrant both a challenging and rewarding role…just like teaching!
Why have a celebrant?
A celebrant ceremony offers you so much more. You can have a choice of venues, of rituals and traditions! You can involve family and friends and even pets. You can take advantage of the talents that these people and animals have, such as singing and dancing and include these in your ceremony.
My job is
- to help make your ceremony happen; to give your emotions words
- to give your ideas clarity
- and to make sure that these moments are memorable for all the best reasons
And as a bonus, I am a licensed PADI scuba-diver.
I am happy to be indoors or out.
On the water, below the waves, and even floating around the sky.
See how those venue ideas just got bigger?
Let’s make this the ceremony people remember for all the best reasons. I will take my lead from you.
Special Moments to Celebrate
With weddings and vow renewals, helping you find the perfect words to express your love is a fantastic challenge.
Involving the WHOLE family in naming ceremonies makes the day extra special for everyone – and I have many ideas to make that happen.
While mixing respect and memorable anecdotes about a loved one who has died is what defines my writing style, for burials, cremations, and celebrations of life.
And if you have other events in your life that need marking – adopting a child, divorce, a “This is Your Life” moment for a birthday or anniversary, get in touch so we can make that happen.
Remember, why be ordinary when you can be unique?
Happy couples & families.
Wedding - Llandegla Forest, Wales
Sarah was approachable from the start and instantly understood where we were coming from. It was like Sarah took our thoughts and turned them into words in ways we couldn't have done ourselves and we wouldn't change a thing.
Sarah was supportive throughout and on the day was a calming influence. Thank you for helping make our big day so special!
Naming Ceremony - Leeds
We couldn’t have been happier with the service that Sarah provided. Sarah tailored it beautifully to make it personal and able to reflect our family’s personality. She’s so kind and calm which is perfect in the midst of the panic that comes with organising any event. The ceremony went perfectly, and everyone commented on how wonderful Sarah was. Thank you for making our day so special.
Vow Renewal - St Helens, Merseyside
On the day Sarah was lovely, she came to see how we were and talked us through what was to happen.
Our ceremony itself which she had written was absolutely perfect, we couldn’t have asked for anything better, and we have a treasured copy she gave us to keep.
I would 100% wholeheartedly recommend Sarah.
V and R