• Creating a Ceremony together
    Meet with me and we'll talk about your loved one's life journey, your
    memories, and music that has special meaning. In partnership, we'll
    craft a tribute, and create a ceremony unique to your loved one
  • Making a Beautiful Ending
    Do things your own way. Have the funeral service you want. You don't
    need to feel inhibited by tradition or custom. You can create, with me,
    the service that really suits you and your loved one
  • Saying Goodbye With Love
    "I am standing on the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails and starts
    for the ocean. As she sails away, I stand and watch until she hangs like a
    speck, where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other"
  • Family and Friends Coming Together
    When family and friends come together to celebrate a life, they give
    love and support to each other, as human beings have done for all time
  • Exploring Your Beliefs and Ideas
    I am like a leaf and one day I shall fall, and become a pinch of compost
    at the roots. I am part of a collective life to which I contribute uniquely.
    When I fall, the tree remains, nourished by my life. Millions of leaves
    precede me, millions will follow; the tree itself grows and endures
  • Celebrating Your Loved One's Life
    Every human being's life is unique. I will work with you to make the
    funeral service a special, meaningful and individualised ceremony that
    truly reflects the life and personality of the person you love
  • Creating the Ceremony that truly resonates
    With memories, tributes and carefully chosen music, we can bring
    the essence of your loved one to the ceremony, so that we can then
    say goodbye properly.

William Shering - Funeral Celebrant based in the New Forest

William Shering Funeral Celebrant

I am a civil funeral celebrant, and I am passionate about people having a good funeral.

When someone close to you dies, there is an emptiness unlike any other. It's hard to know what to do next, and you may find it hard to think clearly.

One thing you will want to do, is to say goodbye to your loved one with dignity and sincerity and in the way best suited to that person. Where you say what you need to say, do what you need to do and take as much time as you need to do that.

I can work with you to create a ceremony that is right for you, explores and reflects your beliefs, and focuses on the person who has died.