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Funeral services are about the person who has died,
but are written for those left behind

What I do

Hello. I am Wayne Swiffin and I am an independent funeral celebrant who is based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

I create funeral services that are all about the person who has died, but are for the people left behind. Funeral services are, therefore, very personal and put together after sensitively interviewing friends and family.

I have throughout my 25-year career in journalism and public relations helped people to tell their stories. Becoming a celebrant is a way I can help people like you to tell the life stories of those you have loved.

I often lead funeral services in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, because that is where I live, but I am more than willing to travel further if you ask me to.

Picture of Wayne Swiffin, founder of Lives Celebrated.
Independent funeral celebrant Wayne Swiffin.

It is an honour and privilege to help people at a time when they need it most.

If you’ve lost a loved one and you need someone to create a fitting funeral service, then give me a call on 07854 689914 and we’ll take it from there.

Nothing was too much trouble for Wayne and he went the extra mile to help us make sure that everything was perfect. 

Darren and Sarah Sayer

What is a Celebrant?

According to the dictionary, a celebrant is “a person who leads a ceremony, such as a marriage or a funeral”.

I am not a religious person, in fact I am a humanist. The services I lead are not religious, but if you do want a small prayer saying, I am happy to do this as it is about making the funeral as perfect as it can be for you.

I will be there for you throughout

It is my job to help you to celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed away. I will interview you and spend time getting to know a little bit about the person who has died. I’ll write the service and send it to you to ensure you are happy the right words have been chosen.

You will then see me lead the funeral service.

I promise to …

Creating a funeral service is an honour. It has to be perfect.

I will be there for you.

I will liaise with your chosen funeral director.

I will write your tribute to your loved one.

I will help you chose the right music for the service.

I will lead the ceremony we have created together.

Any questions

Chances are, you may not have had to look at arranging funerals before now. You may not know exactly what an independent funeral celebrant is.

You are more than welcome to get in touch for a discussion about what I do.

It might also be that a friend or relative is leading the service but you and they need help to create the perfect eulogy).

I can help. Call me on 07854 689914.