Staffordshire Funeral & Civil Celebrant
Hello and thank you for visiting my webpage.
My name is Steve Brown and I am a Civil Celebrant.
I led my first funeral service in 2003 and have since led many hundreds more.
It may come as a surprise but there is no requirement for any formal training to become a Celebrant.
However, you can relax as I am fully trained and I qualified.
In 2014 I undertook intensive residential training with the senior tutor and CEO of the UK Society of Celebrants and with that training and my extensive experience you can relax knowing that you are in the very best hands.
When we meet, I will quickly put you at your ease and together we will build the celebration of your loved one’s life that you wish for.
The content is up to you, as much or as little religion as you want, unrestricted choice of music and words.
As a Celebrant I am unrestrained by the strictures of the Church or Humanist beliefs. My sole interest is in you the family of the deceased and working hand in glove with you to build a ceremony that you want so that you can say your farewells in the way you wish to.
I have led funerals for Pagans and for Christians and everything in between. I have led funerals for children, for suicides, and for centenarians. I have even helped people who are terminally Ill construct and design their own funeral together with understanding and gentleness.
I have led and conducted many burials including natural woodland burials, hundreds of cremations and many memorial services where there is no body present. I doubt there will be a scenario I haven’t already covered.
I have also signed up to the Celebrant Accord which lays down required standards for Celebrants to achieve and maintain. I work to the very highest professional standards and unlike a number of Celebrants I am a full time professional.
Some Celebrants operate their practice as a part time filler alongside another job and they can often be pulled in another direction or be unavailable when you need them.
When you appoint me, you get a dedicated full time professional and trained Celebrant, that is what I do, no other distractions.
You many book me directly if you wish although the usual process if through your chosen Funeral Director. Simply give them my details and tell them that you wish me to be your appointed Celebrant.
Please feel free to call me for a free informal chat.
Steve. – we met at Mum and Dad’s house this morning. I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for the time you took with us this morning. You listened, you helped and you cared at the most difficult time for us. By the end of the meeting, I felt like you somehow knew Dad and understood us as a family. I can’t tell you how comforting that was and we are so glad you will be there to guide us through the funeral. What strange coincidence that, on one or more occasions, you and Dad may have shared a night out in Birmingham!
Thank you again.
Just to say a huge ‘thank you’ for all you did for mum’s funeral – Eva Johnson, Mon 30th April.
Everyone remarked about the lovely service and your readings and what could have been a really bad day, turned out to be rather beautiful and one that will hold good memories. I hope that you had a great holiday in Corfu and that you now have the new addition to your family! Because you went the extra mile literally – to collect my flowers, I’d like to treat the puppy with something of your choice.
So thank you once again, with all good wishes