Karen Bosson Funeral Celebrant

Having started out as a Funeral Arranger in 2009 and gaining my diploma as a Funeral Celebrant in 2014 I have since that time helped many families to reflect on and celebrate the life of their loved ones with dignity and love. Creating and delivering unique, bespoke and truly personal services I enable families and friends to say farewell with a fitting and meaningful ceremony. Working together with you I ensure that your needs and expectations are met and that the occasion is how you wish it to be, reflecting your values and beliefs.


I have many years of experience as a Funeral Celebrant and hold a Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy, the highest possible qualification in the UK. I recognise the importance of working closely with the Funeral Directors, as by working together, the needs and expectations of the family can then be properly met. 

Having undergone rigorous training and assessment to become a Funeral Celebrant you can have every confidence in trusting me to provide a ceremony of the highest quality standard.


A Civil Funeral Ceremony enables you to reflect on and celebrate the life of your loved one. It reflects the wishes, beliefs and values of the deceased and their family and not the beliefs and ideology of the person conducting the funeral.

An increasing number of people are now choosing this kind of ceremony. If the person who has died did not regularly attend a place of worship, had their own spiritual beliefs or even had none at all then you may feel that a full religious funeral ceremony would not be appropriate. With the help and support of a professional Civil Funeral Celebrant a fitting and personal ceremony can be created.

A Civil Funeral is appropriate for both cremation or burial and can be held anywhere except churches or religious buildings.


Each Civil Funeral service is unique and created especially for your loved one. This type of ceremony offers the flexibility of including religion, in the form of hymns, prayers and readings, or if you wish no religious content at all. You can decide on the inclusion of pieces of music, poems and readings that may have special meaning and significance. Family and friends may also participate in the ceremony itself and any wishes left by your loved one can be taken into account and accommodated. 

Often at the heart of the ceremony there is a carefully scripted written tribute about the life and character of the person who has died and recollections of special memories of them. I can help you with every aspect of the ceremony and will offer guidance and support to enable you to make decisions and create a bespoke service that reflects your wishes. You will have the opportunity to check and approve the wording of the ceremony and all the details beforehand to make sure the occasion is exactly as you wish it to be. A full text of the ceremony will be available for you to keep afterwards.


Funerals led by both Humanists and Funeral Celebrants have become very popular. The key difference between the two is the level of religious content in the service. A humanist service is regarded as a non religious ceremony, as such there is not usually any religious content in the service. A Funeral Celebrant however will tailor the service to the family's wishes allowing as much or as little religious content as required.