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  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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,
    Alan

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

    Regards,

    Mark Falconer

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  12. 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

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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 . ☆☆☆☆☆

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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.
    Regards,
    Frank Bailey

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  19. 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

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  20. 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

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  21. 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

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  22. 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.

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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

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  27. 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
    Pete

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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.

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  34. 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

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  35. 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
    Xxx

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  36. 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.

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  37. 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

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  38. 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.

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  39. 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

    Jamal

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