My name is Jayne, and I am committed to loving compassion in all that I do, and I have a deep desire to share love with all. I bring energy, joy, love and professionalism to all my work. I am an Independent Wedding, Family and Funeral Celebrant, living in Somerset, near Taunton and Bridgwater, and working in the South West. I am also happy to travel to Devon, Dorset, across South West England and further afield across the UK or abroad, if I am the right Celebrant for you.
I qualified as a nurse 30 years ago and for many years specialised in care of the dying. Through my work I have developed a profound love of humanity in all its complexity and an innate ability to communicate deeply with people. My knowledge and understanding of the importance of ceremony in the rhythms of life, along with my deep respect for tradition and custom, enables me to weave old and new together to bring a unique and bespoke service to the clients I work with.
How did I come to be a civil celebrant in Somerset?
In 2016, following an invite to conduct a Handfasting ceremony for some close friends, I decided to study and train to become the best Independent Civil Celebrant I could be. I trained with the UK Society of Celebrants (UKSOC) in both funeral and family celebrancy.
In addition to my training and certification through UKSOC, I draw on my previous study and experience of transformation, ritual and spiritual leadership with the Sundoor School of Transpersonal Development, and my professional writing and public speaking through many years work as a nurse leader.
So who am I really?
What will I bring to you as your Celebrant? I guess you may need to ask my wife and children that question. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, nurse, coach, firewalk instructor, and perpetual student, with a deep love of nature, gardening (particularly vegetables), adopting rescued lurchers (!) and rescue cats, keeping ducks and chickens, and poetry and music!
I believe in the significance and importance of ceremony and ritual in life, whether a person is spiritual, religious or not. Marking and sharing important events with love and light and in an individual manner that reflects the values and beliefs of those involved is a privilege. I invite you to contact me to find out more about what I can offer.