Planning the ceremony

A great funeral is absolutely fitting for the person who has died. It will leave warm memories.

Before too long we’ll get those who need to be involved together in a location of your choice. If you like we can use my studio. We’ll create a comfortable conversational environment and explore meaningful options.

Together we’ll consider how long the ceremony will  be. What’s possible in that time?

We’ll discuss the setting. How might it work?, Who’s going to be involved and how?

The ceremony will evolve through talking about relevant people, ideas you like and how different elements might fit.

This is a process of co-creation, to which everyone will contribute. Nothing will be finalised until you’ve checked draft material.

There’s a lot of relevant information in my book Death, a love project, a guide to exploring the life in death and finding the way together.

An informal ceremony in the library of the aged care facility

Annie helped us organise two beautiful ceremonies. I’d recommend her to facilitate whatever ritual or ceremony you’d like to have for a loved one who has died. She was very respectful and provided gentle support and advice about practicalities, as well as how best to look after ourselves at such a deeply emotional time.


Annie provided calmness, clarity and order to the planning of the memorial, and to the day itself.


Annie was amazing in helping my family and I to navigate uncharted waters in planning a memorial service! Her facilitation skills were so wonderful that in a very short space of time we went from being at loggerheads to all being on much the same page, which enabled us to plan a beautiful service that was very fitting for Dad. She was a calm and respectful presence both before and at the service. I’d recommend the services of Kinship Ritual to anyone wishing to hold a personable, meaningful service for their loved ones.