Farewells & Memorials
Alternative funeral options and bespoke life celebrations in Chichester and beyond
Choosing a different path
Today it seems more important than ever to make careful choices and fortunately, today there are so many more choices available.
You don’t always have to say your farewells or celebrate the life of a loved one in either a church or a crematorium chapel.
There are so many more options!
Just make one phone call
Direct Cremation or Natural Burial with Farewell Service
An increasingly popular choice is a direct cremation or a natural burial, followed by the farewell ceremony or celebration of life in a venue close by.
Here I am highlighting two of my favourite places in the Chichester area. They are very different in location and budget but their high standards and determination to provide the best possible service to their clients, mirror my own.
Chichester Yacht Club
Chichester Marina, Birdham PO20 7EJ
The stunning location of the Yacht Club overlooking the beautiful Chichester harbour, must be one of the premier spots around and their prices will also surprise and delight you! They are notably competitive for a venue of this calibre.
There are two beautifully appointed function rooms to choose from, the larger with a private balcony and both with harbour views. Up to 120 people can be hosted for a Farewell event with all the facilities you could want to make it both magical and memorable. Excellent catering choices are on offer and the team is always ready to help and advise you.
Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne, PO18 8BE
Offering bright and contemporary space at affordable prices, the centre is set in a leafy spot surrounded by playing fields and beautiful trees. Lots of free parking, disabled access and facilities, private bar, various in-house buffet options, outside patio and include a range of complimentary facilities you might like for a unique celebration of life or memorial service gathering.
Thank you again for the lovely service you provided for W, we all found it comforting and I particularly felt lighter afterwards, and can now focus on remembering the good times W gave us.
E and B
We would like to say thank you for the lovely ceremony yesterday celebrating my mother’s life. It really was very special. Thank you for all your help and guidance.
This made the day go very smoothly and feel just right. Several guests commented on your excellent eulogy and the delivery of it, which we all felt the same.
I feel that what you do is an art.
It was so lovely and you made it so special for us x
You made the whole process so easy and stress free and despite our grief everyone enjoyed yesterday as strange as that may seem.
M & P
"Our dearly beloved Dad died at 104 and we could not have had a better Celebrant to bid him farewell. Caroline was very professional, but at the same time very kind and friendly. We felt that she invested her time to learn about our Dad and this made the service very personal, heartwarming and lighthearted.
Caroline definitely went that extra mile to provide the most memorable service. I cannot recommend Caroline more highly, she really was excellent."
"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your hard work in making a sad day into a day of celebration. The amount of people who have said how professional you were , and how you came across, to make the service run so smoothly.
You are a credit to your profession, and words cannot express my gratitude."
"Caroline made what is a stressful and sad time of life, easy and comforting. Whilst arranging my Grandmas service, Caroline was very kind, patient and informative and we had such a lovely chat about Grandma, remembering her, and her amazing personality and achievements. Caroline’s wonderful words really did Grandma justice. Thank you!"
"I just wanted to thank you so much for looking after arrangements for us on Tuesday and delivering a beautiful send off for dad. It was a difficult day for all of us but you helped make it both memorable and special, he most definitely would have approved."
"Thank you so much for the way you conducted the service for my mum, everyone commented how it all came together and that was thanks to you"
P and family
"From the minute you arrived at my dad‘s bungalow, we knew you were the one to put our mum to rest.
Your lovely kind and professional manner made making the arrangements that much more bearable.
The service was beautiful, you conducted it as if you knew her, your warmth to us shone through.
You are a very special lady and we will always be so grateful to you for making that day for us so special and bearable."
"Can't rate Caroline highly enough.
She is very friendly and considerate, but also very thorough and professional.
She did a wonderful job of my Aunts funeral and I would recommend her to anybody requiring a Celebrant.
Can't thank her enough for making a sad occasion so personal and special.
Thank you Caroline "
James, L and K
"We would like to thank you for all your help and guidance in the run up to the service yesterday. You did an amazing job delivering A’s eulogy and everyone said how beautiful and uplifting it was. "
The Possibilities are Endless