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A funeral celebrant is the main host of a funeral/celebration of life or memorial; someone who officiates at the service on behalf of yourself or your family and friends. Often non-denominational, a funeral celebrant will support the creation of the service and work with you to shape your bespoke ceremony.
My voice is my superpower. This ensures a personal, unique, loving and comforting service for all to remember and cherish.

You might want a traditional service, a direct cremation, or have the wake on a different day to the burial, it's all possible. You may want to have music, speeches, favours, and be in the pub, that is all doable. It may be fitting to have the coffin at the hotel with you for your afternoon tea or sit down meal, we can make it happen. I have even conducted a home burial, yes, that's allowed. You can have a theme, colour and fun if you wish.


There are no rules. And I can help.


"Today I said goodbye to my husband John Groves BEM, it was the most beautiful funeral I have ever attended. it was perfect in every way and a lot of that was down to the loving and caring way in which Katie conducted the service. Tonight I am sitting here on my own in our little flat, not sad but totally at peace with how today went. I cannot recommend Katie highly enough, she just got us, got John and got his service absolutely right. Thank you Katie from the bottom of my heart"

"Katie is a very special kind of person, recently a friend of mine passed, and I was unable to attend the funeral. I had been sent a link to watch it online from his wife.
The ceremony was beautiful, Katie had taken time to speak to people close to J. It was incredibly personal and a true celebration of his life. It was delivered beautifully, I could tell instantly that Katie really cares about what she does. I will always miss my friend but so glad that the last memory I have with him was a perfect send off. Being able to watch it in my own time was a lovely experience and I felt like I was there and didn't miss a thing"

From the moment we sent that first email, we knew we’d made the right choice. We were apprehensive about not having anything to talk about or wouldn’t be able to describe our loved one well enough, when we scheduled that first phone call… but from the very start Katie put us at ease. She has this magic about her that when she asks questions, it doesn’t feel like an interrogation or forced in any way. She managed to capture the character of our loved one in most perfect of ways. From the emails checking in with us leading up to the big day… to her presence and support, Katie put the sunshine in the whole process. She helped us honour our loved one in a way that was special to us. At no point was this just a job for her, this is her calling and she’s terrific at it. Her comfort and kind words made us feel like we’d gained a friend, and that is priceless.
Thank you so much Katie, words will never be enough to describe everything you did for us xx

"Katie is such a lovely and very skilled celebrant and was just right for dad’s Celebration of Life. She was very patient and understanding whilst talking to my mother about dad’s life and as a result of this we were reminded of some rather interesting and important events on the day. I am aware that some of dad’s old friends are interested in hiring her for their dos which just reiterates how good she is at her job. She really helped us navigate through the day and we couldn’t have asked for it to go any better. Dad would have loved her"

The funeral you organise is more than just a formality, it is something you will always remember, something special you want to gift to your people and it is the poignant moment you remember, and pay respects to, your person. I can make that an open, genuine affair, with heart and soul.


Not only can I do that clearly and eloquently, but also with compassion and personality. I can deliver you a heartfelt, human, and connected service that supports you and those you care about. 

This isn't just my job; I am truly aligned on the path I am meant to be on in this lifetime.


This is who I am. And I get it.



All fees include as much support as you need prior to the service. This also includes all aspects of the script writing, meetings, phone calls and of course a lot of time and energy. I can print copies of the script for you to keep if you wish.

All scripts are personal, individual and no templates are used. Each family I work with get the very best of me; my heart and soul goes in to every part of this work.


Single slot at

any Crematorium within a 30 mile radius


Double slot at

any Crematorium within a 30 mile radius

Starting at £350

Burial and service
within a chapel/graveside setting

Fee dependent on length of service/content/requirements

Starting at £400

Any service at an alternative venue


Natural Burial Grounds)

Fee dependent on length of service/content/requirements

Script writing service only

Extra fees may be applied if support is requested before and/or after the service


45p per mile will be applied to all service locations over

30 miles away


All fees will be discussed and agreed prior to any commitments made

If you have a pre-paid funeral plan, you can still chose your celebrant! Some, if not all, of the fees may be included. Please be sure you check with the funeral company in charge of the plan.

© 2023 by Katie Costello - Soul Midwife and Funeral Celebrant. All right reserved.

Katie Costello

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