All the below comments, referrals and testimonials are genuine and I would invite anyone to check their authenticity.

It’s Debbie. Sorry it has taken a while but I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful service you did for my Mum. The service touched all out hearts, but in a good way. It was a terrible day for the family, which you made so much easier. My Dad said tht it wa amazing the way you talked about her, and us, as a family. We have been to a few funerals recently but have never heard a Minister as genuine and Personable as you. Even though you did not know my beautiful mum, You really did her proud and for that we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Mike, Sean, Debbie, Paul and the family.

Hi Chris,

The family of the late Francis Taylor have been in today, and I would just like to let you know that they spoke very highly of you and were so very grateful for what you did for them.

They said the service you gave was beyond any of their expectations, and could not of asked for anything more.

Thank you once again Chris

Pauline Lawrence

Just wanted to say Dad’s funeral was lovely yesterday. Your sensitive upbeat service made us smile as we remembered all the good times and laughs we had with Dad. It felt like you had known him for years and you made your service feel very personal to all there. We were all very impressed and cannot recommend you highly enough.  Our heartfelt thanks.

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you on behalf of myself, Kristian and David, my Dad.  We were extremely impressed, not to mention comforted by the manner in which you presented at Mum’s funeral last Monday at Dukinfield Crematorium. You certainly did her proud!

Several of our friends also commented on what a professional, yet informal and uplifting service, and indeed a ‘celebration’ of mum’s life.

Karen, David and Kristian Green

Thank you so much for yesterday it was a fantastic service – Dad would have loved that – never easy saying goodbye to a loved one but you made that bearable and made us smile and you were amazingly compassionate and gave us exactly what we needed.

Jackie Johnson 

I have been meaning to email you but just been so busy… you did my dads funeral (James mchale) 9th August… u did us proud that day n we was happy with the service you gave my dad… I just want to say thank you for the service .. this is also from the other girls n mum… also u got plenty of mention after the service of ppl saying how well n how gud u did the service n u got many of praise… thank you again from us all x

Once again a heartfelt thanks on behalf of all the family your words today touched everyone and were very much needed and appreciated.
As discussed if you can forward an electronic copy of the Eulogy in order that we can share once again with the family.
Thanks again and we will certainly recommend your services in the future.


Just wanted to add a review to your page but could not find where to add it so I am sending this to you so you can add it to your reviews page

“Extraordinary, caring, warm and above all else, a flawless service”
My Mam’s funeral went exactly as she wanted it.  It was very specific and every tiny detail was carried out perfectly.
Chris Henthorn, Independant Professional Celebrant made it very special.
His service was so meaningful, so warm, so emotional.
My Mam wanted some tears so she knew she would be missed but mostly  laughter to celebrate her wonderful happy eventful life and for someone to share  her amusing life stories with everyone who attended. 
Well Chris certainly did that !  Everyone commented on how wonderful Chris’s eulogy was and how meaningful he made the service. 
My Mam’s final journey somehow managed to make a very sad time feel uplifting and a very special experience and that was all due to Chris Henthorn.
Thank you Chris you exceeded my expectations in every way.

Lesley Jackson and Family

Just to pass on the family’s thanks for your service for my brother, Peter (June 12th). We received so many comments on the service your conducted and they all say it made a lasting impression of all who attended. Success for your future is assured with your kindness and understanding.


We just wanted to say thank you for making an awful day into a real celebration of Bill’s life.

Thank you from all the family of Bill Statham

Thank you again, for your professional delivery of Dad’s eulogy on Monday 12 August, 2019. We found it a very uplifting, and truly accurate depiction of a great man who will be very much missed by us all. A few people passed comment after the funeral, and thought you would like to know?!

Mags Pilkington

I cannot thank you enough for all you did for my family, I felt like we had known you for years, you truly honored my grandmother’s memory, not just by the incredible way you spoke, but your general kindness to all our family and friends, during such a difficult time ,there is no one I could recommend more, to give your loved ones a truly magnificent send off.

Just wanted to make contact with you to say just Wow! You made one of the saddest days of my life, and that of the girls, quite an uplifting experience. Who’d have thought that could even be possible. We were delighted with the Service, and blown away by the number of people who came to see Graham off.
I have a feeling you will be very much in demand in Stockport in the future! Keep well, will need you to officiate at my funeral one day! (hopefully a long ways off yet)
Was a pleasure to meet you.

Vivienne Sim Mutch

On behalf of myself and my family, We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to you on delivering such a poiniant and moving service and Eulogy. It was as if you had known Brian all your life. There were a few laughs along the way, something Brian would have loved. You just captured him perfectly. The amount of friends and family who commented on your portrayal of Brian and the compassion your showed to our family will never been forgotten. We will always his lovely last journey as a true celebration of his life, well lived and loved. I would certainly recommend your services to anyone. Take care and thank you.

Val Broadhurst

Just wanted to thank you for everything on Friday. It was really lovely and everything my lovely husband deserved. Really nicely delivered by yourself.

Amanda Haddock 

I would like to place on record my and the family’s thanks for your kind and professional way you conducted my father funeral service.

Absolutely outstanding and a great send off for our LEGEND RIP DAD.

Thanks for everything Chris and keep the fantastic way you work going you are a huge comfort for family’s at the most difficult times in life. Also quite witty too

all at the Winning Family

Just like to thank you Chris for the beautiful heartfelt service you provided for mum ,it was perfect in every way , and you made a day I was dreading beautiful .

Everyone commented afterwards on how warm and apt it was for mum so thanks again darlin… 


I hope you are well, just wanted to say thank you for last week, you made the process very easy for me and light hearted, something I wanted. 

On the day, the way you pitched the service was excellent and everyone in attendance was very complimentary of your work.

Pete Wild

Just wanted to take the opportunity on behalf of all the family to thank you for yesterday.

I can say  nothing else other than you nailed it, even had people saying it’s the best funeral they have ever been too. 

We finally got home at 1am this morning  after drinking the half way house dry.

I just wanted to thank you for conducting my dad’s funeral (David Tudor) from all of us we just want to say you absolutely turned a sad day into an amazing remembrance of our dad. Everyone commented on how lovely it was, thank you once again.

all the Youngs

Just wanted to thank you for the service you did for my Dad, Alex Jones. (this is his son Mike). It was lovely and fitting and I think you touched all the bases. So thank you for putting it all together so well. It was really good to sum up his life in such a dignified way. I will Def recommend you to others, when needed. Thank you once again and I hope this message finds you well.


Just a note to thank you for the lovely eulogy you gave John yesterday. I know we are in very strange times, and our gathering was very small, given the age profile of my brother’s friends and relatives, but the gist of your words will be given to them in the form of a small booklet I am preparing.

Many thanks, again – and we look forward to hearing your voice again, at Boundary Park!

Mike Barley

I want to say a massive in fact, huge thank you for conducting my dads (Paul Swarbrick) or stage name Paul chances service this week. You were definitely the right person for this part of my dads funeral.

As you said you were in the same business as my dad so in my own words on the hymn sheet… lol

The poem and the words that you added were perfect for my dad. I had a dream i saw my dad two days after he died and i was walking by some trees and the leaves were slightly blowing as i saw him looking his happy self.

So the words you shared were comforting for me personally being his little girl even at 38.

Gemma Swarbrick

I just wanted to thank you for the lovely service you lead for my dad, Wilf Robinson, last Thursday.

The whole family really appreciated it.

Helen Robinson

Just a quick note of thanks for the service last Friday. The family and everyone present thought that you did Ann proud and we couldn’t of asked for more. Please can you forward a copy of the Eulogy that I can forward to the family members who couldn’t attend. Once again thank you for your services and we would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone for your excellent work.

Martyn Quigley-Phipps

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for the lovely service you provided to Brian for his final journey.  It was such a special service and your eulogy had Brian to a tee!  He would have loved it. On what was a sad day for us and all that attended, it was made easier by listening to you read about Brian.
We will certainly recommend you to others.

Darren & Christine

Hi Chris thank you for taking on mums funeral. On Monday   Neil Morris    it was very nicely done.  Everyone said the same. Mum would have approved it.  It was a bit of a blur in the Chapel  I read through the service  Tuesday morning and had a weep It was nice of you to give it to me.

Beverley Farrell

I wanted to also say Thank You for doing my mums service on the 25th February at Dukinfield Crem.

As sad as it is for me to lose both my parents so close together, I am glad to have had you reading for both of them as you do a lovely, professional, uplifting service. 

Everyone said what a fantastic service you do & it’s much appreciated.

Thank You Chris for both of the services you have done for my mum & dad x

Becky & Julie Willacy

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for delivering such a lovely eulogy to celebrate the life of my mum, Florence Mawdsley, on January 28th. 

I also really appreciate you letting me see the contents prior to the service – I didn’t share them with anyone at the time but the peace of mind it brought to me to know that I’d got the details right was very much appreciated. 


A massive thank you from my self and son John.

Chris so many people who attended Alan’s funeral who offered their condolences to us friends and family. All of them made a comment on the way you put Alan’s life story into 25 minutes. Using so little knowledge about his passed life and making it all so interesting. You made us smile and made us laugh.

Alan’s sister saying her good by’s after the funeral. She came across with a illegal hug and said “who’s that Chris” he was absolutely brilliant the way he talked all our Alan’s

Thank you once again for a excellent service.

Val R

I realised that I haven’t thanked you for the fabulous ceremony for dad last Friday.  I’m just reading through the transcript and the words are really lovely and well put together although we all did snigger when you said that I was married to Bill not Phil? – it gave us something to laugh about and I’m sure dad would of laughed too

Everyone said it was quite uplifting and the music was perfect – although I must admit Lynne and I looked at each other when Louis Armstrong blasted his trumpet it again made us smile.  I think it would of been exactly as he would of wanted.

I would like a copy if you could send me one as I know that the family would want a copy when you get a moment.

Thanks again Chris for everything


I just want to send a big fat thank you for my Mums, Pauline Story’s service yesterday.

I have to admit, I was dreading saying goodbye, it was hard. I am so glad you gave the service, you helped a lot to ease my pain and you got my mum off to a tee! And it certainly helped to bring a bit of humour into the service. I think we all appreciated and needed that. Again, thank you so much!!

Paula and family

Where to begin … apart from the very biggest thank you possible for making a very difficult occasion in the Wagstaff family history into a pleasure to be a part of.

From the very first moment I spoke with you I knew we were in very safe hands. Your kindness, understanding and guidance was, apart from very welcome in those darkest of days, but also very reassuring that mum would have the send-off we could only dream of.

Everybody commented how easy and welcoming you made the service which we had all been dreading and the words you expressed had mum down to a ‘T’.

Thank you once again and although I hope we don’t need you anytime soon would not hesitate to ask you for your help and guidance again should we need it.

A HUGE thank you from the entire Wagstaff Family, but especially from me.


I would just like to thank you for the lovely service you did yesterday for my Mum.
You made one of the worst days of my life a little easier to deal with.


Just like to say thank you so much. Excellent service, as always. You are an absolute star, mate. It feels so personal, the way you do it ad everyone raves about what you do. We would recommend you to anyone. Without sounding nasty, we hope we don’t see you again for a while..lol. But form all of us, Thank you again for your service.

The Ashtons

Thank you for doing Dads service today. It was a fitting tribute to the man who mad me what I am today. Your calm and re-assuring manner made a difficult day, so much easier.

Paul Parkinson

It’s Debbie. Sorry it has taken a while but I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful service you did for my Mum. The service touched all out hearts, but in a good way. It was a terrible day for the family, which you made so much easier. My Dad said tht it wa amazing the way you talked about her, and us, as a family. We have been to a few funerals recently but have never heard a Minister as genuine and Personable as you. Even though you did not know my beautiful mum, You really did her proud and for that we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Mike, Sean, Debbie, Paul and the family

On behalf of Paul Adams and the family I would like to say a huge thank you for everything, the service was beautiful and you really captured the person Paul was. I’m not sure if you have a manager or anything but if you do can you please also pass this onto them as you deserve some recognition for all that you do.
Thank you once again.

Catherine Taylor