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. 

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Peter McNulty

Mainly Hertfordshire, North West and West London and all surrounding areas, but all UK covered 0208 950 2916 07710 218400 [email protected]

‘I have been a civil funeral celebrant since completing my training in 2005. I am approachable, friendly and amenable to all suggestions. I have led funerals in crematoria, cemeteries, woodland burial grounds and natural burial grounds. Some of these have been followed by a small ceremony to mark the scattering of ashes. Additionally, I have led memorial services and celebrations in a variety of hotels, village halls, gardens and in homes. Most of my work takes place within a 50 mile radius of my home in Bushey but I have and will travel much further afield if requested – Earlham Crematorium in Norwich, the Greenwood Burial Ground in Saxmundham, the South Downs Natural Burial Ground and Thorncliffe Crematorium in Barrow-in-Furness spring to mind. It is not everyone’s cup of tea but I do sit down with people and plan in detail their own funeral. I think this has taken a weight of many minds and gives peace of mind that what you want to happen will happen. It also greatly helps the surviving relatives at a stressful time. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to talk about this aspect of my work.’

‘The celebrant had contacted my two grandchildren to establish details of who Steve was and gave a very professional and honest account of X’s life, which was perfect. He gave the congregation time for their own remembrance of him, which I thought was very apt. An excellent speaker who hit all the right notes. It was a well organised and dignified funeral. Perfect.’ (Mrs H. – Hendon Crematorium January 2021)

‘Peter was extremely helpful from our first contact and happy to arrange a Whatsapp group video call as we lost our father during the Covid lockdown and we were unable to meet in one place. We’d prepared a eulogy and Peter guided us through the timings and advised on other readings and content which could be accommodated during the service. He sent us a draft service and was happy to accommodate any changes we requested. On the day he delivered the service with professionalism and empathy and everything ran like clockwork. It was really reassuring for us all that Peter conducted the ceremony and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking for a Civil Celebrant.’ (Mrs W, – Islington Crematorium February 2021)

‘Thank you for the wonderful service you conducted for Mum. I thought you would like to see something that came from one of Mum’s closest friends: “Thank you so much for sending through the film of your mum’s funeral. It was such a lovely family service and I thought that the skill, professionalism and warmth of the celebrant was just perfect.” Thank you again.’ (Mr C, – West Herts Crematorium March 2021)

‘I want you to know how incredibly grateful we are for the service that you gave and how considerate, understanding and empathetic you were throughout. I know it’s your job but for us it meant so much. You helped make what could have been a sad, depressing day into a meaningful, positive and inspirational send off. Lenny would have been really happy with this too.’ (Sarah, Amber and Clara W – New Southgate Crematorium April 2021

‘Thank you so much on behalf of myself, Nick and Despo. You are a remarkable person who does a very important job of helping people in a very difficult and vulnerable situation. We appreciate you and your brilliant job.’ (Iwona G – Hendon Crematorium 14.5.21)

‘Peter was very helpful throughout the funeral process and responded quickly to any query I had during the preparation stages. His tome, style and timekeeping were excellent. I thought he went out of his way to ensure a successful service. It is so rare these days to find someone like Peter that really puts everything into the task.’ (Malcolm H – West Herts Crematorium 8.6.21)

‘Now the dust has settled and I have had time to reflect I just wanted to say thank you for a very professional and respectful service that you put together. The thought of the funeral was worse than the actual event. Most of the people present said that is how they want their funeral to be, so that says it all. I am so pleased that I did it how I wanted – obviously with your help. But most of all I must thank the sun for shining! It could have been so different.’
(Adrian T – Hatfield Road Cemetery St Albans 13.7.21)

‘Very respectful and considerate. He lightened the mood. He should continue doing what he does. He captured the spirit of my father and was able to impart it to members attending the service. Excellent! (Christine L – West Herts Crematorium 31.8.21)

‘We just wanted to write a quick email to thank you for conducting XX’s service this morning. It really was very beautiful and a really fitting tribute to her. Your words and manner of presentation were just perfect.’ (Steve C – Chilterns Crematorium 3.9.21)

‘Thank you so much for conducting XXX’s funeral yesterday. We were delighted you were able to be there to present the ceremony in such a personable and yet professional way. It was just the right touch. Many people commented afterwards on what a lovely funeral service it was, so thank you so much for making sure it all went so smoothly.. As you said yesterday, I hope we won’t be having any more family funerals for a long time!’ + ‘Thank you so much for holding everything together for us today. My Dad was pleased to know you and forever grateful for your help with the funeral of my Mum XXX. He would be pleased to know that you were there today to keep everything on track and to read it all with such engagement.’ ( Richard and Sarah A – Mortlake Crematorium 4.10.21)

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