Hello Secret Barners (or Barners to be)!

I’m Claire, I’m an independent celebrant and I’m sorry not to be joining you today (boo!) but I’m conducting an actual wedding elsewhere (hooray!) So instead of being there in 3D to rave to you about the benefits of having … Read More

What to expect when you meet your funeral celebrant

When a loved one dies, as well as the emotional sucker punch, there’s also the considerable blow of having to organise so many things, including their funeral. It’s a double whammy of horrible.  If you’re in this situation, my condolences.  … Read More

How to write a funeral tribute

As a celebrant, many people tell me that they would really like to write a funeral tribute for their loved one but they don’t know how to go about it. So this post is a round up of the advice … Read More

36 questions to make you fall in love

Falling in love is the most delicious feeling.  OK, OK it can be totally crazy-making too (as the Hot Priest from Fleabag reminds us so eloquently in this awesome clip) but, all in all, it’s bloody wonderful. Who wouldn’t want … Read More


I speak for all of us when I say thank you so much for the way the service went on Friday  – I think it was the perfect way to say goodbye to dad, and we have you to thank … Read More

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