I am an independent funeral celebrant (civil celebrant) based in Dundee, Scotland. I mainly conduct services in Dundee, Perth, Angus and Fife though I work across Scotland and beyond. I also conduct web ceremonies using Zoom so that I can work with people (including collaborations with other celebrants) anywhere in the world.
My aim is to work closely with family, friends and funeral directors to make the ceremony a beautiful and fitting tribute. The role of the celebrant can range from conducting the entire ceremony, to offering a eulogy writing service, to just providing advice and support. I am very open to working on natural and green funerals.
I’m a skilled listener and work with sensitivity, compassion and calm professionalism. The power of the spoken word is very important to me and I work hard to capture the essence of a person’s life and deliver that effectively. Above all, with respect and dignity.
I am a member of SICA – the Scottish Independent Celebrants’ Association and I strongly believe that celebrants should work together and collaborate to maintain high standards.
I am also studying for a masters degree in End of Life Studies at the University of Glasgow and am now about to start the final taught course and to plan my final dissertation.
There’s a lot more about me and my vocation on the website. For instance, how I work and my experience and training (and my occasional blog). Or contact me directly if you would like to chat about my work.
Michael Hannah, Funeral Celebrant Dundee, 6 November 2022
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