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(0) 208 984 9887; mob. 07941943916. or write to Phoenix Funeral 591 Heathway, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 5AZ, UK.
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Phoenix Funeral is delighted to welcome both Donna Smiles and Sophie Brown as female celebrants working with us and extending the choice to families of choosing either a male or a female funeral service taker. Donna Smiles has worked extensively in the Basildon and Southend areas as a registrar and civil ceremony taker. Sophie Brown is based in the Harlow, South West Essex area and offers civil ceremonies for occasions of birth and commitment as well as working as a funeral celebrant. To contact Donna directly telephone 07763908616. To speak to Sophie telephone 07837746380.

News of living funeral and end of life celebration ceremonies.

 Epping Forest Greenacres Woodland Burial Park is an excellent location if you are looking for a special place as a final resting place for a loved one.

View details at Greenacres Woodlands Burials, Epping Forest or telephone 01992 523863 for full information.

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The Westerleigh Group conducted research using regarding peoples wishes at the time of a bereavement

The research findings show that 97% of people wish for a celebration of life as opposed to a more somber affair as the funeral ceremony

According to the research most important element in the funeral ceremony, for most people is the music - songs are as important as hymns

More people wished for a non-religious funeral ceremony than wanted a religious funeral service

Woodland settings for funeral ceremony burial are increasingly popular

See the full survey at the Westerleigh Group link above - E-mail us your personal views

These are words said in appreciation for ceremonies we have conducted     ( full references available on request )

...a short note to thank you for conducting such a wonderful service for my dad last Friday.

I had planned on thanking you at the time, but unfortunately my emotions got the better of me & I was unable to speak to you.

Speaking to those friends & family that met after the ceremony, they were also impressed at the way you enthusiastically covered the celebration of dad's life and kept the mood as upbeat as possible.

I know that dad would have wanted it this way.

Once again, many many thanks.


An end of life celebration or living funeral

We have been contacted regarding living funeral or end of life celebration ceremonies - where folk gather and pay tribute to, celebrate a life with the living before life’s end. The living funeral or end of life celebration ceremonies are gathering in popularity. These are popular where perhaps someone has a sense their time is short and wants to thank, celebrate with loved one’s, family and friends the life they have been blessed with, all that is dear to them. If you are interested do contact us by e-mail or telephone +44 (0)20 8 984 9887. If you have attended or held a living funeral or end of life celebration do contact and pass on helpful advice and planning.

A funeral service taker, celebrant for a funeral London area, a funeral Essex area and beyond, giving religious funerals and working for those who want a non-religious funeral.

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Specialising in printing funeral order of service sheets, printing funeral stationary. Our designer is a qualified minister adding expertise and our costs are kept low to offer stationery for funerals to all.

Look here to book a funeral minister or celebrant to conduct your loved ones service and Online resources, help, advice re order of service, a funeral service outline, help, advice with music and readings, the tribute, prayers or words of encouragement, long distance, wherever you live.

Our celebrants and ministers work as funeral service takers, for families whose love one was cherished as a child, parent, partner grandparent, friend - to those who wish to celebrate a life -  to say a very special and personal farewell.

Our experience is with families whose beliefs range from strongly  religious funerals to those seeking a secular ceremony, or a non-religious funeral.

We work for those who describe themselves as religious, semi-religious, humanist, atheist, agnostic, spiritual or Jewish, Christian, Muslim or of no belief.

We regularly provide a funeral minister or celebrant for the service at South Essex Crematorium, City of London Cemetery, Forest Park, Enfield, Chelmsford, Pitsea and Crow Lane, Eastbrook, Chadwell Heath, Rippleside cemeteries.

We welcome your contact. Our celebrants assist in the design and taking of services and ceremonies for all rites of passage from birth, baby naming, blessing of relationship, renewal of vows, celebrations of life.

Phoenix Counselling Service - Counselling, therapy, for individuals, couples and groups, following a non-religious funeral or religious funeral, treating those experiencing loss, grief counselling, bereavement counselling to those who need a bereavement counsellor, after death, due to separation, divorce, redundancy, death of a pet, serving across Barking, Dagenham, Redbridge, East London all London, Essex and the South East. Bereavement counselling for men, bereavement support to all.