Chris Henthorn – Professional Celebrant

Celebrant Services

My Services

Professional CelebrantMy name is Chris Henthorn, I am a Professional Funeral Celebrant / Minister based in Oldham, Lancashire. Some people call us Independent Ministers or Officients.

At this time, when a loved one has passed away, you have to think about giving them a suitable and fitting send off. Your loved one deserves their life and times to be celebrated and remembered with sensitivity, affection and respect.  It is nice to have a fitting Eulogy which will be written and delivered to celebrate their remarkable life.

If you prefer not to go down the religious route, your funeral director will have suggested the services of a professional Minister / Celebrant to compose for you, a bespoke commemorative funeral service, which will recount your departed loved one’s life story, with feeling and love.

I have been trained by the College of Celebrancy UK and I am registered with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. It is my job to compose a bespoke funeral service, which will celebrate your loved one’s life story with feeling, warmth and humour, because it is nice to remember them with a smile.

I will make an appointment, at the families convenience and meet with members of the family and listen to their recollections, facts, stories and shared moments, which made up the life story of their loved one. You will find that talking about their life and experiences will be greatly beneficial in the healing processes of grief. I will then go away and create a suitable service to the families requirements. You may want to include a prayer or a hymn. You may want no religious content at all. Poems or readings can be included and it is also possible for members of the family or friends to get up to read a personal tribute. The Eulogy I deliver will be based on all the stories and information given. It will be delivered in a beautiful and meaningful way and the wholeservice will be dedicated 100% to the memory of the deceased.

I operate to a very high professional and ethical standard as I believe, at this painful and emotional time, that you deserve the very best service to make the whole day a memorable one in the nicest way. We can discuss the music you would like to hear both on entering the chapel and on leaving. You may wish to display photographs or even light candles. Everything can be discussed in your home.

I would be very privileged to be asked to conduct the funeral service for your departed loved one. I will work closely with the funeral director in a calm and reassuring manner to meet you requirements and deliver a fitting, emotional and humorous send off to the deceased.

If this is your chosen path and your prefered way to celebrate your loved ones life, let your funeral director know and they will contact me. I will then speak to you to arrange an appointment.

I very much look forward to meeting you.


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