Our Trainings

Voice and Presentation

Next course: Gather a few colleagues (4 – 8 people) and we’ll book a time to suit you all, working over Zoom
Feel more confident using your voice in public, for speaking or singing. A practical and fun one three hour workshop. From £47.50 per person

Funeral Intros and Exits

Next course: Gather a few colleagues (4 – 12 people) and we’ll book a time to suit you all, working over Zoom – 3 hour workshop
Personalised services are what celebrants are becoming known for. Find out how to really personalise a service, from top to bottom, no more one-size-fits-all content. From £50 per person

Message writing in ceremony

Next course: November 2019
Learn to facilitate these beautiful and meaningful ceremonies within a funeral ceremony with confidence and creativity.

Working with the Bereaved

Next course: register your interest and we’ll let you know as soon as we announce the next date
Can you imagine feeling more competent in difficult situations with people who are grieving? Would you like to know more about what recent research tells us about grief and how to work with the bereaved?


The reason I asked Emma to be my supervisor was because I want to develop and grow as a Celebrant, to be the best I can possibly be. Without doubt, Emma is enabling me to do just that. Through her exceptional person centred approach and honed listening and analytical skills, we have a productive free flowing discussion on a monthly basis which covers the functions of supervision; to assess my workload, to look at the development of my practice and to provide support. All three functions are naturally explored. Emma uses a method which is based on mutual respect, acknowledging my individual needs whilst also challenging me in a clear and appropriate manner. Problem solving is done mutually to enable me to find my own answers whilst she will also pull on her own vast experience to suggest ideas.

I would highly recommend Emma as a supervisor. She creates a professional, person-centred atmosphere to enable me to openly reflect, learn and grow as a Funeral Celebrant. As a result, I can see I have matured in my practice.

David Miles

Independent Celebrant, Winner Good Funeral Awards 'Funeral Celebrant of the Year'

I messaged Emma for a HELP ME! session as I needed inspiration for a way into a funeral ceremony the like of which I’d not met in the last seven years! Her help was instantaneous, right on the button and I sat down and wrote the whole thing without a pause. Thanks Emma for a perfect service!

Nick Laurie

Independent Celebrant, FPC, nicklaurie.co.uk

I had the pleasure of chatting with Emma recently about a celebrant business idea I couldn’t get straight in my head.She helped me to break it down and enabled me to formulate a plan... Without Emma’s focussed reasoning, my idea would still be swimming around my head making little or no sense, even to me! Thank you Emma for your calm logic.

MIchelle Taylor

Funky Celebrant (Wedding and Family Celebrant), www.mtaylorcelebrant.co.uk

“I have incorporated many of your ideas and simply cannot tell you how grateful I am for your guidance. Of equal help has been your encouragement and support, which had enabled me to get this far!.”


Funeral Director

Emma was so supportive and helpful during my journey into celebrancy. She shared her experience, advice and skills so selflessly, and observing her work gave me confidence I don’t feel I could have found on my own. Her support both in person and on the telephone guided me through some critical moments in my work. Emma’s approachable, friendly manner, combined with her vast experience, her confidence and her belief in what she does, make her an excellent resource for celebrants, or anyone involved in grief counselling.”

Gillian Keith

Independent Celebrant

Thank you Emma Curtis for your wonderful and inspiring creative writing session at the Convention. It encouraged me to try a new opening today, slightly out of my comfort/safe zone and ‘stretch myself’. At the funeral today it worked so well... The widow said that service was ‘brilliant’ and it was as if her husband was actually there.

Beverley Symonds

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, Beverley Symonds, Independent Funeral Celebrant

Emma has helped me so much with my work as a celebrant. I didn't feel that my training adequately prepared me for working as a celebrant so Emma mentored me. I felt supported, encouraged and guided and developed my own style of ceremonies. Highly recommended service for funeral celebrants, no matter how experienced.

Louise Winter

Celebrant and Funeral Director, Poetic Endings

The little pieces of advice that you have given me over the last 12 months have been invaluable. You are a natural mentor... this is something that can only serve to aid those of us who wish to offer the very best overall service”

Jonathan K

Independent Celebrant

“Emma is wise and perceptive, compassionate and kind.  ”

Rabbi Dr. David J. Zucker

North West Surrey Synagogue

The Funeral Celebrant Accord

At Ceremony Matters we aspire to the highest standards: for ourselves and the celebrants that we train, in the service our clients. We have Adopted The Accord.

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