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Ruth Graham

An Independent Celebrant based in the West Midlands and the surrounding areas
Ruth Graham - Independent Celebrant West Midlands, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield

National Funeral Exhibition Thoughts

So – the National Funeral Exhibition is now a few weeks ago, and things are getting back to normal after all the networking and catching up with old friends. It was inspirational to meet so many great people with so much in common. Of course, we all ultimately have death in common, but I’m referring […]

Ruth Graham - Independent Celebrant West Midlands, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield

Humanist Celebrants -v- Independent Celebrants. What Do They Do?

The job of celebrant is still little-known in the UK, but in cases where people do have an idea of what you do, the usual response is ‘ah yes – you mean like a Humanist Celebrant?’ The answer to that is a bit yes, and a bit no. In essence, an independent celebrant fulfils the same […]

Celebrant Dilemmas

A wonderful job.. that can be a minefield at times…. I’m fortunate enough to belong to a very supportive group – the  Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. We have a private forum where we share our ideas and give advice, and sometimes support to each other in difficult situations. I heard this week on the forum of a […]

Ruth Graham - Independent Celebrant West Midlands, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield

What Is A Eulogy For? A Personal Perspective

I recently went to a family funeral – a beloved old aunty who had charmed me as a child with her stories, songs, eccentric antics and sheer love of life. Aunty Marg, as she was fondly known, was the ‘mad’ one of the family. When we grew up, we initially dismissed her as being a […]