Civil Celebrant on the Essex Sunshine Coast
"To Jenny, thank you so much for being our Celebrant and conducting our ceremony. Everyone has said how lovely and personal it was"
Dominic Hayward and Christie Wyatt
10th July 2021 @ Ledgers Farm, Kent
“Jenny was an absolute blessing. She was so professional and made everything so easy for my wife and myself. I would highly recommend this lady to anyone. 11 out of 10 For sure”
13th August 2021 @ The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth
“Jenny was brilliant. We loved her. She made the ceremony very personal and got our children involved which was brilliant. Top class. Thank you, Jenny”
Thank you so much for making our day so special. We have had nothing but praise for you and the ceremony. It was such a wonderful day. It went on until Monday, I really hope you can come next year as a guest and let your hair down and rock your Shadfest T-Shirt, lots of love The Shadbolt Clan xxx”
28th August 2021 @ Mannings Farm, White Colne, Essex
Fantastic Service from Jenny
“Thank you, Jenny for helping officiate our wedding day! Your support in the preparation ahead of the big day was instrumental, from creating a first draft to suggesting poems and examples of vows, we truly appreciated you being there for us every step of the day. Your punctuality of excellent communication during the ceremony was much appreciated and we will definitely”...
17th October 2021 @ Cambridge Cottage, Kew, Richmond
“I couldn’t fault anything”
Mrs D M
Ernest John Meakins – Weeley, 12th February 2019
“The service from Jenny Edwards was perfect. Friends and family said it was a lovely service. Dad would of loved the day with so many attending” Mrs G C “Thank you for yesterday, mum and all family and friends said what a lovely Service, although it was a sad day for us all we felt that saying goodbye to Dad was a happy day”
Mrs G C
Ernest John Meakins – Weeley, 12th February 2019
“Just to thank you for the way you told the story of E****, it was very much appreciated I will always remember it”
Mrs L H
Ernest John Meakins – Weeley, 12th February 2019
“Dear Jenny, just want to thank you for all your help and kindness you have given me and my family and for giving R**** such a lovely send off on the day. Everyone said what a lovely service it was and you did R**** proud, so thank you for that, lots of love from L R” “Everyone said what a lovely service it was and the music and the story portrayed my husband perfectly. It was obviously all very sad but also very moving, so thank you to Jenny for her help and kindness”
Mrs L R & Family
Roger Rimmer Weeley, 5th March 2019
“NOK feedback – Thought you were excellent and thought what a brilliant service you gave”
P G Oxleys, Funeral Directors
Jean Helen Bickers - Weeley, 12th March 2019
“Jenny did my late wife H****** proud. Jenny talked to me and my wife’s best friend. We told Jenny so much but she never tried to hurry us or said that we spoke to much. She was kind, caring and understanding. The service was exactly as we wanted – personal to my late wife. After the service everyone said how lovely and personal it had been. I would have no hesitation in suggesting to others this type of service. Thank you again, you made a very difficult time much easier to bear”
Heather Teresa Perch – Weeley, 27th March 2019
“Dear Jenny, on behalf of T***, family, friends and myself we would like to thank you for last week’s lovely service. Everyone said it was so personal to H****** and it was so nice to hear so much detail about her life…………Again, thank you for making the service special, with love and best wishes”
Heather Teresa Perch – Weeley, 27th March 2019
“Very professional but caring & sympathetic. Regular emails & texts making sure she had my mum’s life story perfect” “Jenny gave a lovely service & we would highly recommend her to anybody”
Rosa Eileen Apsey – Weeley, 1st April 2019
“Jenny Edwards was very professional and welcomed us into her home. At the end of the ceremony I was given a flower seeds in a folder which I have now planted it was a lovely touch with all the readings it was very personal, touch”
Dorothy May Clark – Weeley, 2nd May 2019
“Jenny managed to weave the information I provided into the colourful tapestry of my father's life. She was relaxed, friendly, flexible and accommodating, but remained professional at all times. A pleasure to work with, Jenny went above and beyond and I'd have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone”
John Barry Hayward – Beth Chatto Gardens, 22nd May 2019
“Jenny took time and effort to come to my house and stayed with me for a long time to learn about Mum and her life story. She was easy to keep in contact with” C K “Jenny suggested some very good ideas for the ceremony. It was due to her suggestions that we were able to deliver Mum's send off in a different and personal way. She also provided some poems for us to choose from”
Dorothy ‘Eileen’ Evans – Beth Chatto Gardens, 13th August 2019
“Hello Jenny, I would like to say Thank you, for your efforts on Monday. Several people have said that as a funeral, they quite enjoyed it. I was a bit overwhelmed to say the least. Thank you again I am very pleased, and grateful to have known you all be it briefly”
Frances Valerie Barker – Weeley, 2nd September 2019
“She was friendly yet professional and made us feel at ease” M M “Jenny took time to research and make "L***'s story" the main part of the service”
Lily Edith Powell – Weeley, 20th November 2019
“Hi Jenny, thank you so much for making my dad's service so memorable, was a great way to remember him and celebrate his life. Everyone commented on how lovely the service was. You were so generous with your time and effort and making it seem so personal.
Many thanks from me & all the family and friends.”
Norman Thomas Smith – Weeley, 16th December 2019
"Jenny had captured the essence of the person and delivered the service in a calm and comforting manner. We have always had good feedback from our Clients about Jenny."
"Jenny was extremely personable and took an interest in my Father (the deceased). I imagine it is very difficult to say something about a person you have not known, but Jenny took the time and a lot of effort into researching my Dad’s history, so that she conjured up his persona at the funeral. In difficult and very unusual circumstances she made it into a very ‘normal’ and unexpectedly enjoyable funeral. I will be forever grateful to her for that’ … ’I wish l had known before the funeral, that despite the fact that we could only have 10 people there (due to the corona virus), that it was going to be as enjoyable as it was- and for that I am very grateful to Jenny for making it so. She had a wealth of suggestions of poems and music. She took away this burden which I was finding quite overwhelming. She was a pleasure to work with"
Ernest Edward Sinnott – Weeley, 18th June 2020
"Jenny did a wonderful service for my husband who was her Uncle. If all her services are like this then at this time of sadness the way everything was done could not be faulted"
Raymond John Upstell – Portchester, 10th August 2020
"Hi Jenny, K** and I would like to thank you so much for helping us give our dear uncle H***y a memorable service yesterday. Everybody said how lovely the service was and was a perfect tribute to H***y and came away with more knowledge of his life and also made them reflect on their own lives. You did so much research it was brilliant. We are now trawling through photos and letters we have found from people in Denmark who H***y was obviously very close to during and after the war to find out more about his life.
The daughter of one of H***y's neighbours who lost her mum when she was quite young and who is now 14, apparently went home and got out all the photos of her mum, something she has not done in a while...... Thank you again for your time and kindness"
K & M E
Harry Cecil Dunkley – Weeley, 21st October 2020
"Hello Jenny, I think you have done an excellent job on C*****a's biography"
Carmela Gladys Stanley – Weeley, 11th January 2021
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for creating P**'s story. Our family & friends have said that the words reflected mum perfectly as the fun and colourful lady that she was. It certainly was an essential part of mum's farewell service. Thanks also for the butterfly token, that's such a nice touch. We will hold the ceremony wording for years to come and pass it down to I**'s children to keep as part of their own family history”
“Jenny’s professional approach and down to earth nature made us, as a family, feel we would be able to provide mum with the farewell ceremony she deserved. Jenny carefully and accurately created mum’s story in good time prior to the funeral service. The ceremony that Jenny put together truly reflected mum’s colourful life; so much so that our family & friends had said it had struck a happy chord with them. The ceremony Jenny provided and its delivery made it a very personal funeral and it was certainly an essential part of mum’s farewell”
Ms G K
Patricia ‘Pat’ June Kilden – Weeley, 2nd February 2021
"Jenny, Thanks for the lovely tribute you gave L*****n, thank you once again"
Lilian Hursey – Weeley, 9th February 2021
"Jenny, once again I’d like to say thank you, not just from me, but all my family and friends, who said what a lovely service it was xx’ J H … ‘Once again, thank you so much for G**’s story, with your excellent and dignified involvement of his service, like you said, it was a great send off and when my time comes, I hope you, or someone as good as you, will be providing me with a good send off! It’s been a week since the funeral, still doesn’t seem real though, and I guess it never will? May you stay safe and bring comfort to others"
Dennis ‘Gus’ Hales – Weeley, 18th February 2021
"Jenny was very professional, and made me at ease, when giving the information she needed, to conduct the service. Jenny delivered the service the way we wanted it, and explained clearly, what would happen and when, with excellent communication throughout the process. I would recommend Jenny without a doubt to anybody to have as a celebrant."
Myself and Dad just would like to say a huge thank you for conducting the service for Mum so beautifully yesterday. We were so pleased with how the service went, and we have had several overwhelming comments from people who also said how lovely the service was.
I really appreciated you reading my story for Mum, as I definitely wouldn't have had the confidence to read it! The choice of poem was also really nice as it related to Mum's personality. Thank you also for lighting the candle for Mum. Despite the current circumstances that we are unfortunately under, and apart from the limited numbers of guests allowed, we wouldn't have wanted the service any other way."
L***a & K***n
Belinda Jane Carpenter – Weeley, 24th February 2021
"My sister and I found Jenny’s help invaluable, she was understanding, kind and patient. We really felt that we had given A****y the best possible send off and had lots of messages to confirm that from family and friends."
Audrey Amor – Weeley, 25th March 2021
Thank you for a lovely service, just right!
Just a quick note to say that everybody in our family who attended Avril’s funeral today was very impressed with your presentation.”
Avril Gorey, Weeley, 11th May 2021
“I would certainly have given Jenny 10 stars if that were possible. From the first phone call to meeting her she handled things professionally and also with compassion. The end result was everything I could have wished for. She made a remarkable story of the deceased, more than I could have hoped for with the scant information I had about his life. So, I was very thankful that Jenny made the service everything I had asked for and more. I can’t recommend her highly enough”.
Kenneth Joy, Weeley, 12th May 2021
“From start to finish Jenny was wonderful. The first contact I had with Jenny was via a Zoom call and she was so kind, sympathetic and professional. We talked for a long while she drew out from me and my daughter Mum´s somewhat varied life story.. Jenny made Mum come alive with the anecdotes she included in her remarkable story and the family learnt quite a lot more about this 100-year-old remarkable lady than we ever realised we knew about her Jenny made a very sad occasion a remarkable celebration of Mum´s life and myself and the whole family are so very grateful to her. I cannot praise her highly enough”
Eileen Maynard, Seven Hills, Nacton 14th May 2021
"Good morning Jenny,
On behalf of the family may I thank you for a perfect service yesterday which made our sad day so much better. Everybody was really interested in the snippets of information about Peter, particularly his children who had not realised what an interesting life he had led. So many thanks"
Peter Whittingham, Weeley, 24th June 2021
“Hi Jenny, I would just like to say thank you very much indeed for all your help in preparing the service for Martin’s funeral yesterday and the delivery of it. I think you captured his story from the outset and the service itself was quite fitting for him and it all went well. So many thanks once again for all you did, it was very much appreciated."
Martin Burridge, Weeley, 29th June 2021
“Hi Jenny, that’s a wonderful thing to do, I shall do that. Thank you so much for all your input and enabling us to think differently and signposting us to Lee and Alison. Everyone thought yesterday was a wonderful day and so different, it was also good as a family to revisit the good times as the last few years have been really tough."
Raymond Norris, The House, the venue, 29th July 2021
“I just wanted to thank you for all your help to arrange the celebration of my dad’s life. Finding you helped us to find the perfect venue and lovely funeral directors. It really made a difficult time feel so much more comforting so thank you so much. What you do is wonderful. The more people that know how much more personal a celebration can be the better"
Raymond Norris, The House, the Venue, 29th July 2021
“Hi Jenny, thanks again for your lovely words for my dad”
Harry Lucas, Weeley, 6th August 2021
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