My name is Amanda Waring and I am a trained and registered Celebrant and I look forward to being the Celebrant that helps you Celebrate and Commemorate those you love.

My role as a Celebrant is to assist you to achieve an occasion that best celebrates the day that you would wish for yourselves and your loved ones. Whether you are celebrating new life, the joining of two people in marriage or civil partnership, renewing your vows or saying goodbye to a loved one, I can create, design and conduct a beautiful, bespoke ceremony for you that will take your wishes into account and provide you with a ceremony that reflects your ideas, lifestyle and personalities.

I want to help you make memories that will be remembered and treasured for years to come.

For thirty years I have led hundreds of ceremonies that are heart filled and personalised helping those who require my services to celebrate life events in an unforgettable way. My journey to becoming a Celebrant started when I took my first funeral at 19 years of age. Throughout my life I have worked as a Speaker, Singer and writer on dignity, compassion and end of life care. I am a soul midwife and often bring words of comfort in song to those who are dying. I have worked with bereaved families and partners for the past 10 years offering spiritual counselling.

When taking a funeral my wish is to make the service a beautiful, uplifting, moving and healing experience for all who attend. People in grief won’t always remember exactly what you said, but they will remember exactly how you made them feel. I can offer you an opportunity to create your perfect ceremony or celebration, an alternative to a traditional religious ceremony; a dignified, meaningful and memorable occasion. You may be looking for inspiration, someone to shape a ceremony or breathe life into plans you already have. Together we will work towards agreeing a final programme, a day of celebration and ceremony.

I spend many hours preparing every service I write and conduct, offering you a professional and personalised ceremony and I look forward to sharing my expertise with you and creating something memorable.

I trained to a very high degree with FOIC (Fellowship of Independent Celebrants) as a family Celebrant. Although based in West Sussex, please don't think that I am limited in my ability to perform at your event - I will be thrilled to be the perfect choice for your event, wherever it may be.

Services I offer

Interment/Scattering of Ashes

as well as...

Home Blessings
Renewal of Vows

and also...

Baby Namings
Adoption Ceremonies
Civil Partnerships and LGBT Weddings
Rites of passage
...among others


Feel free to call to discuss fees or ask any other question on 07970 027 744