Next Steps

Please note that I am currently taking a sabbatical and the following is for information only...

  • If you are interested in engaging me to conduct the funeral or memorial ceremony of a loved one (or yourself, if you would like to make arrangements for your own funeral ceremony), the first step is to contact me, Pippa Wilcox, so I can answer any questions you may have, clarify anything you are not sure about and check my availability.  I will always do my best to work around your timescales.   

  • Prior to the funeral or memorial, I will normally visit you so that we can talk about the deceased and any particular wishes you may have.  This enables me to form a rounded picture of the deceased and to map-out the ideal ceremony with you.  It also provides an opportunity for us to discuss all the options and any sensitivities there may be in relation to the ceremony.  This meeting usually takes between 1.5 and 2 hours, however we can spend as long as is needed together.

  • In the days leading up to the ceremony I devote time and care to writing and compiling a ceremony and where appropriate, a tribute which is both factually accurate and has the appropriate tone.  I develop each ceremony afresh and I find that families usually welcome the opportunity for choice and personal input.
  • My role during the ceremony itself is as large or small as you wish it to be.  Often I conduct the entire funeral ceremony; at other times, contributions are also made by friends or family of the deceased.

  • Between visiting you and the day of the ceremony I am available to provide further advice and guidance where needed.

  • My aim is to provide you with appropriate and sensitive guidance, support and expertise so that you can approach this difficult and emotional event confident in the knowledge that such an important ceremony is in safe hands.