1. Jill butkus

    We asked Christine to be our celebrant for our mums final goodbye and she was so supportive listening to all our thoughts and memories and wrote a very emotional tribute about mums life . As we talked Christine knew the exact poem to include in the service which fitted perfectly with the music we had chosen . We thank Christine so much for making the service fit so perfectly for our family

  2. Ken Brown

    Dearest Christine,

    Just to say the biggest thank you for such a beautiful service. Christine, you were absolutely brilliant and managed to convey the essence of a beautiful life in a personalised loving and caring way.
    The service went perfectly with every detail captured in a suburb, sensitive, kind and warm manner.
    I am very grateful that you spent so much time getting every detail just right.
    Between us so we did Carolyn proud.
    I am sure she would appreciate that.

    Very Best wishes,

    Ken Brown

  3. Kirk Coverley

    Many thanks to Christine for conducting my sister Jayne’s cremation service last week — it was an amazing, emotional and fitting send-off. Christine put so much hard work in beforehand getting in contact with the various family members across the generations in order to collect anecdotes, memories and impressions that would create a complete celebration of my sister. As well as Christine leading the service, time was also given to Jayne’s children and grandchildren being able to deliver tributes, and Christine came to speak to us all individually afterwards. I think that my sister would’ve been incredibly happy with this service and the care and professionalism that went into it.

  4. Sarah Brown

    Amazing Lady! Christine came to my rescue when I needed it most, she was able to give me clarity and advice that was extreamly helpful.. Christine went beyond her time to make sure everything was perfect guiding me to put together the most wonderful apt words for my dearest freind and god father . If noone knew him well then after the service they truly did. Her frankness with kindness helps you sort things out clearly and precise with ease. I acheaved more that I ever thought I could. Thankyou Angel Christine. very grateful.

  5. Susan Betts

    Christine was diligent in her pursuit of finding the best way to represent my aunt. She did so with great care and honesty, conducting the service with tenderness and empathy for all in the room. She supported everyone who wanted to speak, making it very much for and about the family. Just what my aunt would have wanted. Many thanks Christine.

  6. Mrs Hustings

    Christine delivered a heartfelt service at my Dads funeral, she captured his ethos and his eulogy was read with a lovely caring nature as though she had met my dad. Christine took the time to talk and listen to family members where she left nothing out, she was very professional but very caring. Thank you Christine

  7. Alison Ingoe

    My brother and I want to thank Christine for all of her support in the planning and hosting of our Mum’s funeral. Christine took the time to really get to know Mum and the family and her attention to detail was impeccable. On a personal level, Christine is a genuinely kind and warm individual and before, during and after the service her concern for our welfare has been clear.

  8. Darren Jones

    Christine was supportive, kind and thoughtful throughout the process. There wasn’t much time to prepare, but she made sure to spend as much time with us as possible, getting to know my Dad and what he meant to us. And getting to know us, too. She was also very efficient in supplying text to read and edit, which gave us added confidence in advance of the service. On the day, Christine was a calm, caring presence and helped make it as good as we could have hoped.

  9. Elaine Jackson

    Christine spent many hours with us to understand my mum her life and our life with her. She made the service about her ,who she was, what she had achieved in her life her passions, interests her loves. Christine also helped me to understand her and see her in a different light. I wanted the service to be personal , a showcase of my mum and Christine helped me to chose the most appropriate poems , A cup of tea anyone ?!
    Christine is the most dedicated and caring person and nothing is too much trouble . It felt as though she had known us for years.
    At the service she looked after all of us from start to finish. Thank you, you are a Star x

  10. Christopher Masters

    Christine was the perfect host for my Mother’s funeral celebration. She captured her essence and spent a significant amount of time with us to ensure that she knew of her history and background. Consequently she delivered a moving and respectful eulogy with just the right amount of spiritual content … Truly a guiding light …

  11. Lynda Charsville

    Christine delivered a lovely heartfelt tribute to my Mother in Law at her cremation ceremony. She took plenty of time with us to understand about her life and really listened to our stories. She shared all drafts with us and made great suggestions regarding content. We would definitely recommend.

  12. Julie Page

    Christine was the celebrant at my mother in law’s funeral. The sun shone through the windows and when Christine spoke with such tenderness and empathy the room was filled with a calmness and warmth. Her opening words encompassed Daphne’s life. All I can say is a big thank you for making this sad day a celebration of her life

  13. Jan

    Christine took great pains to listen to us as a family, and to fulfil our wishes. She is very caring, and nothing was too much trouble for her. She helped us navigate a very difficult time. Thank you Christine. Highly recommended.

  14. Lizzie Deacon

    Christine Hewitt gave my mum a fantastic service, nothing was too much trouble. She listened to all our wishes, stories and gave mum the most loving special service possible. Christine supported us all through a really tough time, she made the day run smoothly. Thank you so much.

  15. Lynn Mansfield

    What a wonderful lady . So kind and patient with us all , nothing was to much trouble . The day could not have gone any better and I know my mum would have been very proud . Christine gave us all the confidence that we could get through it – and with her help – we did . Thank you 🙏

  16. Sue deakin

    We as a family would like to Thank Celebrant Christine Hewitt very much for her kindness, support and professionalism she showed our family in the send off celebration for my sister Chris’s life, Whom passed away very suddenly.
    She made the distressing time extremely personal and special for our family.

    Big Thankyou

  17. Louise Denton

    Christine was an amazing celebrant. She really took the time to get to know my Dad and asked everything about him to make the service feel very personal to him. I believe it summed him up perfectly and dad would have loved it. Christine was the height of professionalism but also very warm and caring to the whole family. Thank you

  18. Chantell

    Christine did my Uncle / godfather Ray‘s service today and wow what can I say she made it very special and very unique to him. Christine spent alot of time and effort to make today very special she made a real effort to get so much information and the memories of Ray as if she wanted to know who he was every thing was perfect from start to finish. I wrote a tribute which Christine read out for me as I couldn’t but she invited me up whilst she read it, now what a special thing to do, she really cared about getting everything right it was like she knew him. Christine Thank you from the bottom of our hearts you did our Ray proud today. I

  19. Lucy Fletcher

    Christine is an amazing celebrant. She took so much time to really find out about our mum and was so kind to our Dad. She really captured the essence of mum and as she spoke I felt that she knew her personally even though they had obviously never met! I would recommend Christine to anyone she had a lovely warm style whilst also remaining professional and nothing was too much trouble for her to ensure our mum’s send off was beautiful and fitting. Thank you Christine.

  20. Jacque

    The funeral went extremely well. Christine was very knowledgeable on Hinduism and explained everything to me. Even with the limited time to arrange everything, it was all done perfectly with both professionalism and kindness. The service on the day was lovely and gave my Husband/Saskia’s Dad the send off he deserved. Christine went over and above what she needed to do which we will be forever thankful for. Christine has been a great support for both myself and Saskia. Christine is diligent and has a natural ability to be a Celebrant. Love Jacqueline and Saskia x

  21. Becky Isted

    Christine has led two services for loved ones close to my heart. She met with us as families and really understood our vision for their services. We didn’t want anything overly religious and she didn’t even mind our choice of not such a typical funeral song! Lovely words and accommodated speeches etc from loved ones.

  22. David Payne

    Would just like to say a big thank you to Christine, for all her tireless efforts with regard to my mother’s funeral.. Christine spent three and half hours with me a week before the funeral making sure every last detail was given proper consideration. The music, hymns, and prayers were each considered at length until we found the perfect order of service. She took notes as I talked about my mother’s life. But it wasn’t just for the service as she was genuinely interested in who she was as a person. The most human of touches if you will.. She even spoke with my mum’s childhood friend to rediscover the tales of yesteryear which had long since been forgotten..

    I had full confidence in this wonderful celebrant after our initial meeting and this faith was well placed come the day of the funeral..
    Mum’s funeral was just how she would have wanted it.. Religious, tasteful and yet modern at the same time. We were all moved to tears by Christine’s words as we celebrated her life which was so very special..
    Christine even spent time talking to all of us after the ceremony which we all appreciated..

    She turned the saddest of days into a moment in time that will always be remembered..

    Many thanks from all the family..

    God bless you 🙏

  23. Deborah Ruff

    My son passed away on the 15th April following a motorcycle accident. The whole family were in various states of disbelief. Christine with her sensitivity and kindness managed to enable us to create a wonderful picture of Tom and his life. The funeral went perfectly.
    Thank you Christine

  24. Sarah May

    Christine was the celebrant at my dad’s funeral in February. From the first meeting with Christine she seemed to know just what my dad wanted . She listened to everything my family and I had to say about my dad. The day went perfectly and she delivered the service with such compassion and humour everything my dad would of liked. Thank you again Christine for making a very hard time go so smoothly.

  25. Sheila, Mary and Sally

    We would like to thank Christine for the lovely service she arranged for our brother. She is a very caring and sympathetic person and took great care to make sure everything was perfect, which it was.

  26. Keleigh cope

    First off, what a wonderful kind caring and empathetic woman you are! You were absolutely amazing with mums service and so glad you were suggested to us. Thank you for making us all feel comfortable and heard when you came to see us. You made sure the littles felt included as well which was absolutely wonderful. We will be forever grateful for having you as our officiant. Thank you again xx

  27. Patricia Barnacle

    Christine was very empathetic very professional and sympathetic .
    Spent a lot of time with us to get what we wanted in the service so the service was lovely and just exactly how we wished

  28. Tony Rhodes

    What a beautiful service the words and the content where so true of my wonderful wife thank you for all your help with the service

  29. Susan Thompson

    Christine has that rare gift of making you feel relaxed and comfortable with her. Within minutes my sister and I felt we were meeting with an old and trusted friend.
    She is patient and gives her full attention when you are remembering the deceased.
    Her presentation at the service comes over as loving and caring as she hit the right note. I would recommend her services to anyone who needs an excellent celebrant

  30. kim raymond

    Just to say to say thank you for the way you carried out Martin funeral on 18/3 with such a wonderful way & caring attitude.
    This is just what I would plan, exactly what I was seeking when my time is up!!

  31. Christine Twitchen


    For Christine Hewitt

    We very sadly lost our dear aunt earlier this year.
    She and her late husband were both Spiritualists and the funeral director kindly introduced us to Christine.
    Christine was lovely from the moment we met her. She was very friendly, lively but empathic, and her caring manner made it easy to talk to her about our aunt. She spent a long time with us, wanting to get to know and find out about Marie’s’ life, her family, hobbies, her work and her main love, her animals.
    Christine looked at photographs, took lots of notes and it was obviously important to her to have all the details correct. We really appreciated the time, and care, and interest she took in us and Marie.
    We then planned the order of service…she helped us with the music, the order of hymns and the all-important ‘running time’ so that anything extra we though we would like to have in the service, could be incorporated.
    After her visit, Christine wrote the service, the welcome, reflection, farewell blessing and closing words and sent it to us to read and approve before the funeral.
    On the day of the funeral, Christine was ready, smart, welcoming, and performed a gentle, intimate, empathic service, which was beautiful and greatly appreciated by all who attended.
    Thank you, Christine.

  32. Julie Croucher

    Christine was amazing, warm, friendly, and supportive from the first moment I spoke to her. Christine spent time with myself and the rest of our family listening and learning about my lovely brother and his life, to ensure she delivered a great service that really did celebrate his life. Thank you, Christine.

  33. Tamara and Steve

    I on behalf of my family cannot begin to thank you enough for your wonderful service!
    In december my nan passed away and Christine spent so much time with myself, my dad and 2 of my nan’s closest friends getting to know her and it really showed because her service was written beautifully and we couldn’t have asked for anything better!
    2 months later in febuary my Grandad passed away and without hesitation we contacted Christine, again she spent so much time getting to know him with us as a family, she even remembered stuff about Grandad that we had mentioned when talking to her about Nan’s!
    Her dedication and passion for her job really shows with the love and care she puts into it.
    She helped us as a family get through 2 very tough times in a such close period of time, and i honestly could not recommend her enough!
    Thank you for putting so much time, love and care into both my Nan and Grandads services and making thier final journey one for us to all remember with happy times.
    Christine really did make such a sad day with lots of tears a beautiful one with lots of smiles too!
    Thank you again
    Tamara and Steve

  34. Sandra Willis

    Having to arrange a funeral service from the other end of the country by phone and email wasn’t easy, but Christine was so kind and helpful. She was so easy to talk to and understood what I was wanting to have in the service, suggesting beautiful words and accepting without change what my family and I had written about my aunt, knowing that we had worked a long time to get them right. Finally meeting her at the service , she was as kind and lovely as I expected, and we all felt that she had included each and every one of us. Thank you Christine, you made it better.

  35. Jenny Waterman

    I would like to thank Christine for the wonderful service she did for my late mother, she really added a personal touch and her attention to detail was spot on and everyone commented on how nice the service was. she is fantastic and puts a lot of loving care into everything she does. I would highly recommend Christine as an Independent Civil Celebrant.

  36. Christine Hall


    Your patience and understanding throughout the process of getting to know all about my wonderful Dad’s 90 years of life was truly outstanding. You listened with care and somehow managed to get the very essence of who he is into a most fitting service that made us so proud of him and his life achievements. You helped me when things got tough and my emotions started to unravel. The service was perfect and most definitely a celebration of life. Thank you xx

  37. Diane Albuery

    I went to my friend’s funeral in Chichester and found Christine to be a very caring, lovely lady who delivered a beautiful touching service, we were the last to leave, Christine stayed right to the end making sure everyone was okay. I can certainly recommend her, and know if I ever need any of her Celebrant Services I wouldn’t hesitate to contact her.

  38. NZ

    My sister and I wanted our Dad’s funeral to be a celebration of him and his life. Christine totally understood this and, during such an emotional time, she helped guide us through all the planning of the service as well as the service itself. She made sure we were happy with everything every step of the way and was always quick to respond to any calls or emails.

    Christine took so much of her time to really get to know about my Dad and the man he was. She is so easy to talk to and genuinely cares. Her presence at the service gave me the confidence to read a poem out, if it hadn’t been for Christine supporting me I really don’t think I would have found the strength to do it.

    There were many tears but so many smiles too as we remembered my Dad, I can’t thank her enough for all her help in making such a sad day beautiful too.

  39. SERENA

    Christine delivered a wonderful service for our late mum. She was a constant support to us all, very emphatic and caring, and always there when we needed her. She helped us so much in giving our mum a lovely celebration of her life service.

  40. Sue Sinclair

    The service Christine did for my father was very special everything about it was excellent everybody all said the same it made a very sad occasion more lighter she was very sincere and it helped.

  41. Jackie vobes

    Christine was lovely warm friendly, hit all the right notes.
    Everyone there said what a great service just the right atmosphere.

  42. Kevin Winter

    Thank you Christine for all your help, Mums service was lovely. Your words around her life and the things she did were perfect, several of her friends commented on how that’s exactly how she wanted to be remembered. Thank you again for all the time you spent with me and my family putting the words together for the service and for ensuring that all went smoothly on the day. I can’t recommend you highly enough to anyone having to deal with a similar situation.

  43. Alan Taylor

    As Christine had previously been the Celebrant at our Father’s funeral, we didn’t hesitate to ask her to do the same at our Mother’s funeral. From the very first contact, Christine creates a very supportive and caring relationship with all concerned. She takes time to understand what’s important for the bereaved and works alongside the family at every step.
    We highly recommend Christine as a warm and caring professional Celebrant.

  44. Jade Merrilees

    Just to say thank you so much to Christine for her wonderful service during such a difficult time. She made the whole process very easy and stress free. Her patience and support through the planning made me feel at ease to open up and discuss things. Thank you for your wonderful service and painting the picture of my grandfather just as I’d hoped.

  45. Kathy Kneller

    Christine was wonderfully supportive and caring , it was a lovely service remembering the happy times of my Mother’s life. I would highly recommend Christine as an Independent Civil Celebrant.

  46. Charlotte

    Christine did a wonderful funeral service for my uncle this December. She was respectful and kind whilst describing his life. My family agreed about how lovely the service was and I would highly recommend Christine to others.

  47. David Boyt

    Dear Christine
    Thank you so much for the beautiful memories that you wrote with such empathy for my wife Doreen’s funeral at Saint Wilfrid’s Chapel. It brought together all the feelings of love we felt towards Doreen. Once again a big thank you.

  48. Heidi Pannell

    Where to start thank you Christine for helping our family give my husband the best send off we could have wished for, you gave us so much of your time so you could get his service just right, you did us proud with your caring and professional attitude. thank you for making a very sad emotional day easier to deal with, all my friends and family said how well the service was conducted. So thanks again x

  49. Jane Walker

    Beautifully presented celebration of the life of our dear friend Helen S.
    Many thanks for the perfect end to Helen’s journey

  50. Davina Divito

    Thankyou Christine for such a lovely funeral service, great organisation and communication! You took so much out of you’re own time to make my partner’s funeral service perfect. You were always polite and considerate. I’m very grateful and I will not forget what you have done for me.I honestly Couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant and I shall highly recommend you to anyone in the future!

  51. Tracy

    Thank you Christine for delivering such a wonderful testimony to my mother. You took such time to get to know her before the service, and were thoughtful enough to seek the views of all her grandchildren, and use them very sensitively. I felt that the service was an accurate reflection of her personality and life. It’s a shame you never met her, but I know she would have been pleased, as were we all. Many many thanks.

  52. Colleen Burrow

    Thank you Christine, for making my wonderful Aunt’s celebration of life service such a memorable day. You delivered such a true reflection of her life and character and all with such genuine care and grace. I feel very lucky to have met you and had you at the helm of such an important day for me. Warmest wishes to you and many thanks once again.

  53. Richard

    Thank you so much for the genuine care and attention you gave for my dear wife’s funeral at Chichester. Neither Patricia or myself have had any direct association with religion over the years, so your thoroughly professional celebration of dear Pat’s life, and our 48 years marriage and companionship, was exactly what I was seeking.
    Your attention to detail, and gentle handling of the event was very comforting. Thank you again.

  54. Glyn

    Hi Christine its still very difficult as you know but thank you for making the day easier for me and the family.

  55. Debbie Rodgers

    I would like to thank Christine for all her help in making my step dad’s funeral just perfect.
    She was absolutely amazing and so caring. She read the ‘memories” with such professionalism and considered our emotions throughout the service

  56. Martin Outen

    Comment 5* what to say?? We met Christine via a Bereavement and so glad we did, her dedication and genuine care to the job at hand speaks volumes, she really cares and tries to accommodate the families needs, I can’t rate her highly enough! She is 1 of life’s diamonds, hard to find but a treasure to know

  57. Linda and family

    Dear Christine
    I cannot thank you enough for how you conducted my mums funeral.
    It was so hard for myself and family as Living in Australia and having Covid couldn’t get over until mums funeral had already been arranged.
    You spent time with dad and my brother making sure they had things done the way they wanted, finding the perfect music and the poems about cup of tea and bowling, just so my mum x
    You made everyone feel welcome and kept a close eye on my dad at all times, even bringing a smile to faces with some beautiful memories.
    A funeral of a loved one is always hard, but even harder being so far away. You did an amazing service and would not have changed a thing, felt like you’d known the family for years.
    As a family, dad, my brother myself and mums grandkids, just want to say thank you once again, you are a beautiful soul .

  58. Trevor Lane

    Thank you Christine for conducting the celebration of my Dad’s life. Your care and attention to detail were exemplary, and although at first I was unsure about the amount of time you wanted to allocate to ‘get to know’ my Dad it became obvious it was for a reason. The detail and heartfelt content you included in the service made a difficult day truly one of celebration of a wonderful life.
    Once again thank you, and please feel free to share this message as you feel appropriate.

  59. David lacey

    I would just like to say thanks to Christine for such a lovely service she provided for my late father’s funeral, the care and attention she put into the reflection of his life she wrote and for making sure myself and my cousin Gail was happy with it was the best you could have ever asked for at a time like that.
    I would also like to thank her very much for the compassion she showed towards all the family members at the funeral, anyone that is looking for that very special touch to add to a service I would highly recommend Christine.

    Thank you.
    David &Gail

  60. Sarah Wells

    Christine delivered such a lovely service, many people commented on how good it was and how it reflected Johnny’s life and the man he was perfectly.

    Christine is such a wonderful, compassionate friendly person who put us all at ease at this very difficult time.

  61. Michael Kirby Gaw

    My Dear Christine
    My family and I send you our sincere thanks for officiating at my dear wife’s funeral on 3rd May 2022. Your sincerity in the manner and care in which you carried out the service was impeccable and could not be improved upon. Your care before, during and after the service was simply wonderful and so special which you made in such a personal way to all those present. My wife as you know from my experience liked things done properly and second best was never tolerated, it was a wonderful send off for a beautiful and deserving lady, I am so very grateful to you and will be calling upon you to dedicate the memorial which the family has plans for in the future.
    Most gratefully yours

  62. Linda Holmes

    Dear Christine
    I really appreciate the time and care you took in helping me plan my Mother’s funeral. It was a lovely service.
    Thank you

  63. David, Zoe & Aubrey

    A small message with a huge thankyou for creating a lovely and caring service for Judith but delivering it so delicately and lovingly.

    Your attention to detail was so reassuring and comforting to family and guests.

    David, Zoe & Aubrey

  64. Carol

    Just a note to say thank you so much for the beautiful, lovely & professional service you provided for us on Wednesday 26th January…… I know we couldn’t have done it without you.

    You did an amazing job given the last minute notice you had and the family dinamics involved too! You steered us in the right direction despite all the negative vibes regarding Mum not wanting a funeral at all – thus Dad being reluctant as well.

    I wish you all the best for the future.

    Thank you again
    Carol xxx

  65. Julie Shepherd

    Christine was brilliant and really took the time to celebrate my late husbands life the way I wanted and her extensive experience was evident with her support and empathy Christine truly felt like one of the family when she gave the Eulogy. Thank you lovely lady for making what was a difficult day bearable xx

  66. Donna

    Christine led a wonderful service for my mum today, she took the time to get to know us as a family to make it so special for us. She made us all feel at ease.
    Massive thank you for all your support throughout the planning and service 💞
    5* would recommend

  67. Alan Taylor

    Hello Christine,
    Thank you once again for yesterday. We really appreciated your attention to detail and the rapport you established with Mum. It’s the small things that make the difference.
    From our first meeting, through to the end of the service you put us all at ease.
    We are all grateful for your professionalism and warmth.

    Many thanks,

  68. Mark duffell

    Christine helped me so much at the time I needed it most. She has an amazing attention to detail so that my wife’s service had every important detail mentioned through out. Christine cares about the families that she works with and nothing is a problem for her. I can’t thank her enough for how much she has helped me and my family

  69. Dawn

    Christine was amazing throughout. She helped us in a very difficult time. The service she gave was amazing and made the whole service flow and gave me strength to read a poem my mum wrote.
    Thank you Christine xx

  70. Anthony Tuffin

    Christine combines professionalism with care. She took several hours with us to get to know us and our memories of my wife. She provides what she says she does on the tin; she created an individual, unique and personalised funeral service. Several mourners said afterwards what a good service it was.

  71. Lynda

    Christine officiated at my mother’s funeral today, she was warm,humorous and supportive. Everyone commented on what a lovely service it was and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. Christine thank you from the bottom of our hearts 💞xx

  72. Minnie Moucha

    would like to thank Staunton Funeral Services and Christine Hewitt for the best care of looking after my kids dad whilst in their care, looking after my kids all the way. I can honestly say I have been to quite a few funerals but have never come across kind, caring, loving and genuine people like these that really love and take care of the deceased and their family. Would especially like to say a massive thank you to Lydia, dave, their son and also to Christine Hewitt for taking the service. I would highly recommend these. THANK YOU All so much Minnie xxxx

  73. The family

    Christine is very unique in the way she conducts her service, she pays particular attention to making you feel at ease, at a very emotional time for you,
    Christine works from the heart and this is very clear to see in her approach, she has beautiful personality that makes you feel very comfortable, and she really does give you the personal touch ..I can and will reccomend Christine in the future.

  74. Abi

    Christine is clearly someone who really cares about what she does. She is prepared to take as much time as you need to really get a clear idea of your lost loved one’s life and character. She asks all the right questions, and goes to great lengths to make sure she has a clear picture, and to set the right tone for the memorial. She managed to capture the essence of my mother-in-law’s character really well.

    Her focus is as much on those still in the land of the living as it is on the person who has passed. She is compassionate and empathetic, and is there to give you space to grieve as the memories come up. Her easy familiarity encourages you to share your thoughts and stories in an informal and relaxed way.

    The ceremony on the day was conducted in a caring and professional way. I think my mother-in-law would have been moved at how it went. We all were. Thank you so much Christine.

  75. Abi M

    Christine is clearly someone who really cares about what she does. She is prepared to take as much time as you need to really get a clear idea of your lost loved one’s life and character. She asks all the right questions, and goes to great lengths to make sure she has a clear picture, and to set the right tone for the memorial. She managed to capture the essence of my mother-in-law’s character really well.

    Her focus is as much on those still in the land of the living as it is on the person who has passed. She is compassionate and empathetic, and is there to give you space to grieve as the memories come up. Her easy familiarity encourages you to share your thoughts and stories in an informal and relaxed way.

    The ceremony on the day was conducted in a caring and professional way. I think my mother-in-law would have been moved at how it went. We all were. Thank you so much Christine.

  76. Mark Falconer

    Dear Christine,

    Just a very quick email to say thank you for the service today for mum’s funeral; I
    feel that we celebrated mum’s life in a meaningful way. In addition, we have had some lovely comments back from those that watched the webcast, saying it was a fitting tribute to mum.


    Mark Falconer

  77. Mabel Mortimer

    I recently joined with other attenders at the funeral of my cousin Leonard George Butt, via a link. I was very impressed with the coverage of the funeral, and the celebrants presentation. I feel my Cousin had the recognition he so richly deserved. Thank you very much.
    Mrs Mortimer, ( 92 years old) from South Wales

  78. Nicky, Julia and families

    Christine spent much time and care getting to know us as daughters as well as our memories of our mum. We didn’t feel rushed or pressured with any time constraints for meetings or with our decisions. Christine composed a very personalised and caring service and many people have commented on how fitting the service was and how mum’s personality shone through. She also showed compassion for us as a family, contacting us to see how we were both before the funeral and since. Thank you.

  79. Jonathan Leythorne

    Thankyou Christine for all the time you spent with me helping me choose the order of service for David my late father, you carried out a lovely service for my family and you stayed on afterwards to talk to us which we all thought was very kind, a very professional attitude towards your work, thankyou once again and see you in a couple of weeks for Kate’s . ☆☆☆☆☆

  80. Jonathan Leythorne

    Thankyou Christine for all your help.You took all the time I needed to help me through my choices for the service which you carried out better than we could have hoped for. We all agreed that you took us through very sympathetically and my family realy appreciated the way you spent time with us after the service, thankyou again and see you in a couple of weeks time for Kate’s.

  81. Susan McFayden

    Thank you Christine for all the support and guidance for my dad’s funeral on the 3rd February 2021. You did a fantastic job from helping us choose a poem for the service to giving me the courage to give my tribute to dad. Thank you and best wishes, Susan & family xx

  82. Nataline White

    I would like to give a positive feedback for my Dad’s funeral performed by Christine Hewitt on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 at the Chichester Crematorium on behalf of me and my family . Christine was thoughtful, helpful, professional and extremely caring .

    Thank you
    Carmen, Annette, Gordon, Marianne and Nataline. Xxxx

  83. Frank Bailey

    Hi Christine
    I just needed to drop you a quick line to Thankyou for a brilliant service this morning for my uncle John Bailey

    You were so professional and you made it feel real and not just a person reading from a note pad.
    John was a legend and you got it so spot in today.
    How you stand there and do that is beyond me but I thank you that you do.
    Frank Bailey

  84. Steve Johnson

    5* Excellent Job!
    Christine spent loads of time with me and the family talking about the wife, her life and our life together. She provided an eloquent life story to Celebrate my wife’s life. At the service Christine performed in an exceptional manner, she was very smartly dressed, had a nice speaking voice, a lovely range of emotions, she made us feel relaxed and was in no hurry to see us go; I have no hesitation in recommending this lady to anyone. Steve Johnson

  85. Jane Macey

    Wendy White
    Dear Christine, just wanted to say a massive thankyou for the lovely service you done for mum, the whole family were very happy in the way it all went, from the first meeting with you , you were kind , friendly and helpful, couldn’t of asked for anymore. Thankyou so much xxx

  86. Arthur Wisdom

    Hi Christine,
    We would like to say thank you very much for a lovely celebration of life service at Mum’s funeral. All the family were very pleased with the way you presented it. I think Mum would have felt the same.You put a lot of time and effort into it and made it very personal. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone we know who were looking for a celebrant.Many Thanks again,
    Arthur,Trish and Family

  87. Gill Thompson

    Christine has provided 2 beautiful services for our family; the first was for my Mother in Law, Mary, and the second for my late husband, Gerry. The family were impressed by Christine’s warmth at Mary’s funeral. We wanted a non-religious funeral for my late husband, who sadly took his own life. Christine provided us with a more than fitting tribute, which included our adult children in person and the words of far away friends who had sent their own memories. She spent time with us all and had already met Gerry. She also helped us to choose poetry and music. The excellent choice of out Celebrant made the occasion very special. I highly recommend Christine.

  88. Diana Beal

    Dear Christine,
    On behalf of the whole family, I would like to thank you for being by our side during this difficult time.You are such a caring,compassionate person that has this unique gift to make grieving people feel that bit better… We truly did, we loved sharing my mother-in-law’s life story with you as it never felt like an interview, you just let us talk and pour our hearts out and at the end of that you have produced the most amazing service- a true celebration of life,which made us cry,smile and remember Pat for who she was. It’s mind-blowing that someone who didn’t know my mother-in-law personality, could catch an essence of her that easily. I know for sure, Pat would have loved her farewell service.

  89. Trish Bryars

    Thank you so much again for the second time in the last three months you did a lovely job of my dad’s funeral. You are such a lovely person so friendly you make the funeral so more relaxing thank so much Trish

  90. Trish Bryars

    Today Christine has done the most wonderful funeral service for my partner James Ashby. It was so Personal and Christine is just so friendly and kind and bubbly.

  91. Kate

    Hi Christine just wanted to say thank you so much for the way you looked after us at my sister Valerie’s funeral even in these unprecedented times you were thoughtful of the different people trying to say goodbye to Valerie you didn’t worry when we wanted the service changed numerous times and even took the time to ring me in spain to make sure I was happy, you made sure my brother in law John had what he wanted and Valerie’s daughter Naomi and grandchildren were happy so once again thank you so very much for making the funeral special

  92. Peter Lawrence

    Christine was fantastic, she spent time with us getting to know all about my Dad. Christine walked us through every step at this very difficult time.
    I would also like to thank Christine for offering to do it again when all of our family and friends can get together properly due to vivid-19.

    Thanks always

  93. Ron Thomas

    Thank you, Christine, for the presentation of the celebration of Stella’s life. Also for coping with the changes introduced by one of the remoter children after the initially agreed plan.

  94. Karen Worcester

    Chripstine was lovely she was professional and very caring she spent time with us talking about my Dad at that very difficult time. She helped us choose poems and the order in which the service was conducted. Just what my Dad would have wanted. Christine also went above and beyond as I l live in Kent so obviously not local she sent me texts and phone calls to let me know my Mum was ok when she had seen her which was a great comfort.
    Thank you Christine for everything
    Karen Don and Julie

  95. Sue and Natalie Clark

    Christine was our celebrant for when my grandmother passed away. She went above and beyond during the whole process and gave a very personal touch to the service. It felt like having a friend by our side! X
    Natalie and Sue

  96. June Andrews

    Hi Christine , myself and the girls just want to say thank you so much for the lovely service you conducted for Derek/Andy, we were so pleased that everything went so well.
    Friends and Family at the service commented on how everyone in Derek’s life was given a mention and how the story told with appropriate poems and music portrayed Dereks life on the land.
    Several people commented on how they could see you enjoyed your vocation in life and you were a great comfort to everyone at this sad time.
    Thank you again
    Kind Regards
    June Lorraine Debbie and Tracie

  97. Jessica

    Hi Christine thank you very much it was just what my brother Ken would of wanted. It was very professional with warmth.and compassion 5 stars

  98. Peter Bailey

    Christine was recommended by our funeral service directors and proved to be an inspired choice. She was compassionate, caring and patient, quickly understanding the deep grief being felt from the loss of my beloved wife Merle.

    Christine spent two hours with me collecting my detailed memories of Merle’s life.She also gathered input from our three daughters and Merle’s sister. Christine was happy for us to call her as many times as we needed to ensure the the tribute to Merle was exactly as we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble.

    The narrative that Christine created from this significant volume of input was testimony to her skills. She
    touchingly captured Merle’s essential personal qualities and the milestones in her life, as well as demonstrating how much Merle was loved by so many family members and friends. The order of service was created with great care.

    Christine’s delivery at the service itself was made with warmth and feeling. The large congregation of around a hundred all felt the service to Merle was a lovely and fitting tribute to a much loved beautiful lady.

    Five stars from Christine all the way. Thank you so much Christine for all your support.

  99. Cathy Kay

    Dear Christine,

    Thank you so much for the lovely funeral service you conducted today for my brother. You have such a lovely voice and gentle nature and you helped us so much through the service. When we arrived in East Wittering, there were over ten residents in the lounge and it was nice to share the day with them. They asked me to read out your eulogy which they thought was a wonderful tribute to Charlie and they were able to find out so much about him.
    Thank you again.

    Very best wishes to you from Cathy and Peter xx

  100. Tracey Barnes

    Hi Christine
    I’ve been meaning to email you to thank you for such a lovely service
    I felt I’d known you all my life when I met you , and you were a great comfort to my son and the little ones grieving too.
    Thanks for being so caring and for your attention to detail about my dad , and for your time of course.
    It was a real pleasure and you made us all feel very comfortable.
    I know where to come next time .
    Thank you again
    Kindest regards

    Tracey and families

  101. Andrew Gilkes

    Christine was highly recommended to me by the funeral director when I said that I wanted a non religious service for my late father, not having any previous experience of arranging a funeral myself. A meeting was arranged and I spent over two hours with Christine, my mother and my partner discussing all aspects of my father’s life. We felt able to talk freely and Christine asked appropriate questions in order to give resemblance of some structure, together with suggestions for poems and advice on music choices. We felt that we had not merely engaged Christine, but that she had adopted us as a family in order to provide something for us that was a true representation of my father. I was perfectly happy with the draft that she came back to me with, and was impressed not only with the attention to detail, but the extra research that she undertook in order to give it that special personal touch that did my father proud. I was delighted with Christine’s speech and precise way in which it was carefully delivered in order for every detail to be appreciated. I would have no hesitation in recommending Christine to anyone needing the services of a celebrant.

  102. Trudy Cole

    Hi Christine,

    I just want to say thank you for a lovely service on Monday everyone commented on how nice it was, Linda would have been very pleased. I know you put your heart into these funerals it really shows that you care.

    Sorry I am a little tardy sending this by email but thanks again.

    Best regards, Trudy Cole

  103. Claire Durham

    5 star service..
    A lovely celebrant who provided a wonderful service for my late Nan.
    Christine visited myself and my sister and sat and listened intently, gathering information whilst my sister and I recalled memories of our Nan and the life we knew her to live. From this Christine produced a beautiful order of service with meaningful words, poems and the memories we had previously recalled.
    I can’t thank Christine enough for giving my Nan a beautiful and dignified final farewell and also for taking a lot of stress off of the funeral itself.
    I would highly recommend Christine and the service she offers.

  104. Jamal

    Hi Christine

    Thanks so much for the service it was just right I think just what mum would have wanted. 5 star for that .

    Keep in touch



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