Find an IoCF Celebrant

When you choose a funeral celebrant who is a member of the IoCF, you are choosing someone who will help you create the most beautiful ceremony possible for the person you have lost.

Why choose an IoCF celebrant? 

Each of our members:

  • understands that the funeral is your final gift to your loved one - a special day to remember and mourn;
  • will work with you to make the ceremony unique and memorable - a true reflection of how important that person is to you;
  • has achieved the highest celebrancy qualification and undergoes continuous professional development to ensure they are always working towards the standards of excellence;
  • is regularly reviewed to ensure that they are working with you and with all families professionally and compassionately.

We are confident that all of our members give you the best possible caring and professional service.  We have a rigorous complaints process if you have any concerns.  

This is what you can expect from an institute member

  • Prompt response to your enquiries.
  • Meetings at your convenience, including evenings and weekends where necessary (for your safety, all meetings for the duration of the pandemic are by phone or video call).
  • an open and understanding discussion about how the funeral ceremony should best remember your loved one.
  • Suggestions, if needed, on tributes, music, readings, ritual and symbolic actions.
  • A full draft of a ceremony, completely unique to your loved one, submitted for your approval or amendments before the funeral.
  • A printed keepsake copy after the ceremony.
  • Guidance throughout on all aspects of funeral procedures and information about the crematorium, cemetery or chapel chosen for the ceremony.

All members adhere to the Institute’s Code of Practice

*We welcome your feedback at any time.  Please use the button at the top of page to provide comments on your chosen celebrant. 


Dee Taylor

I have been providing personalised and unique funeral ceremonies since 2017, conducting over 800 ceremonies for families in the Bucks and Oxon areas. I help you plan a special service to celebrate your loved one’s life in a form that reflects their personality and wishes. Families have told me that they feel safe in my hands as I adapt to their needs and remain flexible. I can give you ideas and tailor suggestions to help shape the ceremony into something special for your loved one and I have delivered ceremonies in many types of venues: meadows, woodlands, crematoriums, gravesides, pubs and even a shooting lodge! My background is varied. I trained as a history teacher, served in the RAF for 30 years, have conducted weddings for Buckinghamshire Council at weekends and ran an Airbnb from my home in the Chilterns. I have two daughters, both now in their twenties and I am married to John. I enjoy walking in the countryside, travelling and meeting a wide variety of people in all sorts of settings.

Both my sister and I would like to thank you so much for the way that you conducted dad ceremony, it meant so much to us to have somebody who has taken that effort and gone the extra mile to really find out about our father and our family, and it made what could have been a horrible day into a real day of celebration of my father’s life achievements and legacy.

I had a number of comments from the people attending dad’s funeral that yours was the best ceremony and recognition of somebody’s life that they had ever seen and I have to concur with those comments – Philip H, July 2022

It was such a warm and engaging ceremony, and really showed the extra mile you have gone to in understanding D and her life. I have heard nothing but praise for you and how you delivered today with such kindness. – Runa, Dec 2021

Thanks for transforming our random thoughts into such an effective ceremony. A number of the visitors said they were moved by it, as of course were we, the family. – Tim H, Nov 2021

It’s been a nearly two weeks since D’s funeral service and I wanted to thank you for the great job you did . The feed back from our friends and family was unanimously positive .It was a wonderful celebration of my wife’s life and I offer you my sincere thanks – Martin R, Oct 2021

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