Celebrant Training: becoming a celebrant is a challenging, but exceptionally rewarding career
Our Funeral Celebrant Training courses are designed for anyone who is interested in understanding about the role of a celebrant, the process of the funeral service, and in helping people in a very difficult time of need to personalise and design a beautiful and fitting end of life ceremony for their loved one.
Certificate in Funeral Celebrancy
Space for this increasingly popular training is limited to 12 delegates per course,
early booking is recommended
Course Costs (from 1st January 2020): £1,050.00 (£875.00 plus £175 VAT)
Next training courses for Funeral Celebrants
|Monday 30th March - Wednesday 1st April 2020||Salisbury, Wiltshire||Claire Bradford|
|Monday 1st - Wednesday 3rd June 2020||Chesham, Bucks||Terri Shanks|
|Tuesday 30th June - Thursday 2nd July 2020.||Norwich, Norfolk||James Mooney-Dutton|
|Monday 17th - Wednesday 19th August 2020||Salisbury, Wiltshire||Terri Shanks|
|Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th August 2020||Leeds, W. Yorkshire||James Mooney-Dutton|
As soon as we have any new course dates and locations confirmed they will be added to this website immediately
- Helping families in Grief
- Family Meetings
- Service Planning
- Music/Poetry/Reading Resources
- Eulogy Writing
- Presentation Skills
- What to do on the day, and how to conduct a funeral
- The working of a crematorium
- How to market yourself to funeral directors and to the public.
- Course fee includes refreshment and buffet lunch.
The course fee does not include accommodation, but there are plenty of Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts close by.
Managing Director and Principal Course Leader
Terri Shanks is a highly experienced Wedding & Funeral Celebrant having conducted over 3000 ceremonies. Her personal training saw her travelling the globe to study under some of the world’s leading Celebrants, Bereavement Specialists & Celebrant Trainers. Terri was also fortunate to attend the first ever International Convention of Celebrants in America.
Course Leader and Training Manager for Scotland
Lita spent over 30 years working in the public and voluntary sectors; initially as a teacher; with a PGCE degree after achieving a BSc, and then as a safeguarding coordinator; with a CQSW degree, a Social Care Manager; with a Management Qualification, and during that time was a consultant and trainer; with a Training the Trainer Qualification.
Since completing her Marriage and Family Celebrancy training with Terri, Claire has gone on to be a successful and sought-after celebrant in the Sussex area. South East Regional winner and National Winner of ‘Celebrant of the Year 2018’ in The Wedding Industry Awards and content editor for the European Celebrants’ Collective, she is passionate about promoting the visibility of celebrants in society.
James Mooney Dutton
James enjoys helping families to create ceremonies that are meaningful and reflective and has taught music and held the post of Director of Music at several different churches. As a teacher and educator he is delighted to be able to combine all these skills; bringing them to the Fellowship as a member of the training team. James went on to train both as a funeral and family and marriage celebrant with the Fellowship