Funerals or Celebrations of Life

I am sorry for your loss.

This can be an incredibly difficult time trying to organise a funeral at the same time as going through someone else’s life admin, all the while trying to process your own grief and maybe care for others too.


What to expect 

So, to make it simple, this is what I do. I will talk to you about your loved one.

I will ask you some questions about their life and how they lived it.

I will ask you if you have any stories about them that make you smile or laugh to remember.

And I will ask you if there’s anything you want to say to them personally.

With this information, I will write a ceremony that feels like it was written by someone who knew your loved one. It will be personal, respectful, and bring smiles of remembrance.

Tell your funeral arranger you want Sarah Nelson to conduct the ceremony, give them my number, and we can arrange it from there.


Memorial Ceremonies

A Memorial Ceremony is like a funeral but there’s no coffin to focus our thoughts on, instead we focus on the person.

And with that in mind, you can create a ceremony that best celebrates them be that in speeches, music, dancing, readings, singing… You tell me what you would like to include, and the ceremony will be built around that.

A Memorial Ceremony also gives us more time to understand our feelings about what has happened and what we want to remember.


What to expect

It can take place in the deceased’s home, or a venue or place special to them or yourself.

You can have live music, food, or quiet contemplation. Whatever best celebrates your friend or relative and whatever helps you with the grieving process.


MESSAGE ME HERE and we can start to put ideas into action.

Funeral testimonials.

Funeral Ceremony

Sarah was the celebrant at my dad’s funeral. She was caring and put us at ease from our first meeting. She made a very difficult time more bearable and the service was beautiful.

P Fryer

Funeral Ceremony

My sisters and I met Sarah when she was recommended to us by the funeral directors. From the moment we met her we knew she was the right person for our mum’s service. She’s very personable and caring. Everyone commented on the lovely service and Sarah made what was a difficult day a lot easier x

Z Clarke

Funeral Ceremony - St Helens, Merseyside

We cannot thank you enough for your kindness and support in planning and bringing together the celebration of Dad’s life. You delivered a warm, heartfelt service that truly captured him and gave us comfort. With the sincerest thanks and blessings to you.

V and H

Funeral Ceremony - Charnock Richard, Lancashire

Thank you for the lovely service that you gave AA. Your words were a great comfort to us as a family and to everyone who attended.

A&D Appleton and Family

Funeral Ceremony - Anfield, Liverpool

Thank you for all your help and support at this sad and difficult time I am going through.

M Baird

Funeral Ceremony - Walton Lea, Cheshire

Thank you for all your hard work in making the celebration of John’s life memorable.

J, J and P

Funeral Ceremony - St Helens, Merseyside

Just to say thank you so much for giving the eulogy for our Mum, JG, at her funeral on the 2nd August. We would like to thank you for your support on what was a difficult day and for the lovely packs you had put together for us.

H, E, and A Tamaken

Funeral Ceremony - Springwood, Liverpool

We wanted to thank you so much for being the celebrant at PN’s funeral. You did an amazing job and your hard work was very much appreciated.

P, M, E, and D Tripp

Funeral Ceremony - St Helens, Merseyside

Sarah, thank you for listening and turning my ramblings into a wonderful celebration of his life. You made a difficult time much more bearable.

G Yates

Funeral Ceremony - Wigan, Lancashire

Sarah, Thank you for being a great listener! You were so patient with us. My nan would have loved you and we couldn’t have wished for a better person to speak on our behalf about her. Also thank you for the little pack you gave us. The seeds are a lovely idea. Thank you!

L Litler

Funeral Ceremony - St Helens, Merseyside

I can’t thank you enough for such a lovely service you gave my mum and everything you have done. Thank you so much, you’re a lovely lady.

A and I

Funeral Ceremony - Springwood, Liverpool

Thank you so much for the copy of the service you sent me for A’s funeral and thank you for your kindness and consideration and the help you gave to me and my family on organising the service. You helped to make a very stressful and sad time for us so much easier and helped us say “Goodbye” to A in the most lovely of ways. The thoughtfulness and caring from yourself and all the staff at Cravens was most appreciated.

A Carroll

Funeral Ceremony - Wigan, Lancashire

Just to say a big thank you for the help, kindness and caring you showed when I was sorting my husband’s life story at JS’s funeral. You did everything beautifully. I couldn’t have asked for more. Everyone praised the way you spoke about J. So thanks again and best wishes for the future.

M Sudworth

Funeral Ceremony - Greenacres Rainford, Merseyside

Thank you so much for all you did for us on Monday. We could not have found a better celebrant to help us through. The service hit all the right notes and truly reflected MR.

J, J, and I Ratcliffe

Funeral Ceremony - Springwood, Liverpool

I would like to say thank you for a wonderful job you did for my dad, G, and myself. Considering you had very little information, you did me proud. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

K Pemberton