What I offer
My name is Peter Wyllie, and I am an Independent Funeral Celebrant. I live in Northampton, and conduct funeral services throughout Northamptonshire and the East Midlands Area. Each ceremony is individually written and created to honour the person who has died in a dignified and fitting tribute, focusing on everything that made them special and unique.
The funeral service is a vital and integrative part of beginning to heal from your loss and so this End of Life Ceremony has two main purposes: firstly to celebrate the life of your loved one, and secondly to sensitively acknowledge your great sadness at this time.
For many people today, their lifestyle means that traditional religion has played less of a part than in the past. This means, perhaps, that a typical funeral service conducted by a minister of religion is not always appropriate as a celebration for the deceased or their family.
For this reason, the ceremonies that I create focus on life and not death. far from being sad and sombre they are positive and uplifting. You will find great comfort in providing a ceremony that meets the deceased's wishes and truly reflects their life.
On most occasions I will meet the family of the deceased to discuss their requirements and create the most appropriate kind of funeral ceremony. I will also find out about the life of the deceased in order to create a fitting tribute / eulogy if this is required. (If this is impractical because of distance, then I will do this on the telephone or via e-mail)
I will create a unique funeral celebration; one which is just right for the individual.
You may want family or close friends to participate in the service; they may provide readings, poems, live music, songs or simply their own personal tributes. There are no set rules for this and I welcome and encourage all those who wish to take part to express their own sentiments and say goodbye in ways that have significance for themselves and all those present.
You may wish to include unusual ways of marking your loss; ways that are meaningful to you, yet inclusive of everyone. Whatever your wishes and requirements, I will work closely with you and your chosen funeral director to ensure that the service is all that you and your loved one would want it to be.
I am totally independent of either any religious or humanist organisation so I can create a service that reflects each persons belief about life and death.
These uniquely life-centred funeral ceremonies are beautiful and moving. They are especially designed for those who want something more personal and meaningful than a traditional funeral service.
In short, I will do whatever is possible to make this service meaningful and true for you and your beliefs
Just when the caterpillar thought that life was over.....
...It opened it's wings and became a beautiful butterfly.