SENSITIVE FUNERALS DESIGNED WITH YOU
Thank you for visiting my website. If you are here, it probably means someone close to you has died, and you want to hold a funeral that will reflect that person, and what they meant to the people they have left behind.
Firstly, I am so sorry for your loss.
Once you have had a look at this site, please contact me - with no obligation - to discuss your thoughts and needs. Together, we can put together a funeral ceremony, which I will lead for you, to celebrate the life that has just ended, using the words and music that you choose.
ADAM JACOBS HUMANIST FUNERAL CELEBRANT
A Tailored Event to Commemorate a Special Person
After our initial discussion, if you decide to work with me, I will sit down with you and put together a funeral that celebrates and pays tribute to the person who has died. Together we will:
Choose words and music that reflect that person, and help everyone to remember them
Decide whether close relatives or friends will speak at the event. This can be hard, but very worthwhile. If it proves impossible on the day, I will always step in at the last moment!
In the time before the funeral, I will work closely with you, the funeral director, and any other professionals you appoint, to ensure that everything goes ahead with the minimum of stress and fuss. On the day, I will lead the funeral ceremony, making sure that everything goes smoothly. Afterwards, I will give you a copy of the ceremony
Funeral Directors are very experienced and do a great job. However, if you want me to, I am very happy to act as your intermediary with your chosen funeral director to reduce the pressure on you at this difficult time
A BRIEF WORD ON HUMANISM
Humanism is a non-religious approach to life, which recognises the dignity of individuals and treats them with fairness and respect. It celebrates human achievement, progress, and potential.
I am a funeral celebrant trained and accredited by the Humanist Society, Humanists UK, which is your assurance of a high quality, personally focused service at a difficult time. For more information on Humanists UK, and non-religious funerals, please use the buttons further down.
I have had a long career in public service and charities, helping and supporting people in difficult and challenging circumstances.
My life-experiences mean I will be able to listen, work with you, and carry out your wishes efficiently, and with minimal fuss.
I have lots of experience of public speaking, and I am very well-organised.
At a personal level, I was involved in devising and participating in the funerals of a number of people close to me before training with Humanists UK.
WHERE I WORK
Based in Lincolnshire, close to mainline rail and the A1, I am happy to work across the East Midlands, or further afield, subject to agreement on any extra travel costs.
ADAM JACOBS HUMANIST FUNERAL CELEBRANT
Here to Help in Difficult Times
Every funeral should be special; an individual and personal celebration of the person who has died. It should always be a dignified and calm occasion, but it should be honest and warm. Just two examples:
As a dedicated motorcyclist, I am always happy to conduct biker funerals
More people are now considering green or woodland burials, in tranquil landscaped areas set aside for the purpose. If environmental issues matter to you, then this may be a good choice
Have a look at this blog, which covers both of these areas: biker-funerals-in-the-uk
Where you hold the funeral ceremony is up to you, and something we can discuss in detail; you are free to choose the best place. It can be in your local crematorium, but it doesn't have to be.
Feedback from Clients
Having seen Adam in action numerous times, I cannot recommend him highly enough. A natural speaker, providing the perfect mix of compassion and empathy – but with the innate ability to bring some gentle humour and genuine warmth to an otherwise sombre occasion
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for your support over these tough few days. We so appreciated your kindness, understanding, empathy of a difficult family setup and willingness to get to know [our mother] with the many facets of her life. The ceremony was lovely and calm as you had predicted and your script was meaningful and gave young and old time to remember and reflect on individual memories. [My sister] and I urge you to continue on with your Humanist path. Your gentleness and the comfort you wrap around the family at a sad time enables us all to get through a very emotional journey
Brilliant! Perfect - thank you
Thank you so much for making the celebration of T’s life such a personal and fitting tribute to all the aspects of his full and long life. The whole experience… went so smoothly, all due to your professionalism in dealing with the funeral director, the crematorium and on the day. I felt really at ease
Thank you for making B's funeral such a special event. The tone was just right, and what perfect timing! We hade had loads of positive comments about it
Your presentation was faultless; you managed to get under the skin of G and you portrayed him very well indeed. The tone and timing were just right and the humour was subtle and comforting. The feedback from friends and family was all very positive. I feel so much better now I have had this opportunity to let him go in such a light and positive way, and I thank you for that... I feel very well looked after considering the state of panic and despair that I came to you with - I am now in control and at ease
A deep bow to your attentiveness and care, your inclusiveness, your professionalism. The copy of the words that you have left me with, that let P's life speak, feel like grace in concrete form. I want to thank you so much for the gift of your crafting and holding of the ceremony
I felt so relaxed walking into the crematorium for Dad's funeral, and that was thanks to you and the way you handled everything so beautifully. Everyone who was there in person, and who watched the webcast, said the ceremony was just perfect
Please feel free to email, or contact me using the form below at any time.
I will always aim to reply quickly.
If you would like to phone, please call between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm on any day. I'll be pleased to hear from you and, if you have to leave a message, I promise I will call you back as soon as possible.
FEES, CHARGES AND FURTHER INFORMATION
My standard fee for writing and leading a funeral is £250. This includes meeting you in person or via phone/video call, and travel costs if the venue is within one hour of my home address. For longer distances or additional services, I may need to ask for a small extra payment, but we will agree this in advance. If you have a funeral director who is organising things for you, they will normally pay me on your behalf. If not, I will send you an invoice once everything is completed.
WHAT IF THERE IS A PROBLEM, OR WE ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH YOUR SERVICE?
If you have any concerns, then please get in touch straightaway, and I will do everything I can to put things right. In the unlikely event that this doesn't resolve matters, then we can refer to Humanists UK for their support. You can find their Code of Conduct, which I have to comply with, by following the link below.
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