About Me

Kevin Shepherd
Professional Funeral Celebrant Service

Sheffield | Rotherham | Barnsley | Wakefield

Funeral services | Ashes Services | Private functions

A Funeral Celebrant 

Is a person who can help plan, write and lead a Funeral service. Kevin was drawn to this vocation by a strong desire to assist bereaved families and produce the best funeral service possible.

I want to perform the best Funeral Celebration for your loved ones that I possibly can. I am a kind and empathetic person with over 30 years’ experience in public speaking, and many years working daily as a Celebrant. I specialise in humour for families who wish this to be included.

Some Celebrants are introduced to families by a Funeral Director, others are approached directly. Either way, all will work closely with the family and the funeral director to ensure everything goes to plan.

Why choose a Celebrant

In this day and age so many of us believe in the Almighty but choose not to go to church on Sunday.  We feel that when we die we still want to have a service with some prayers or not but would also feel hypocritical to have our service held by a Priest or Vicar.  These people chose a Celebrant.

A Celebrant can conduct their service in the way they wish it to be conducted.  If they would wish for a few prayers, it would happen.  It they don’t want any prayers, then that’s fine also. A service conducted in the way the deceased would what it to be conducted.

What are the options?

There are no fixed rules about what a funeral ceremony should be. You can honour, celebrate and say ‘goodbye’ to your loved one in whatever way suits you and your family and friends.Some even hold a private function where the family listen to a celebration of their loved one’s life and then have a meal and drink. Or, a person may have passed away abroad and they have an ashes service. 

Where do we start?

We’ll probably have a short telephone chat to arrange for me to come and visit you at home. I’ll listen to you tell me about your loved one, and we’ll chat about what you would like for the ceremony.

I’ll support you all the way

You can be as involved as you wish in creating the ceremony or on the day. Taking an active part in your loved one’s service may be important for you and your family. I can officiate, facilitate or just be there for support.

Contact Name
Kevin Shepherd

South Yorkshire

Services provided within a 25 mile Radius.

0114 249 3997

Mobile Phone
07984 343278


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