Good morning Philip

 We just wanted to thank you again for all of your help making Mum’s final journey go so well. Many people commented on how beautiful the service was and I feel that Mum would have been pleased with it. Hopefully I won’t need your services again for a while but would definitely contact you when I do and recommend you to anyone in our position.


Kind regards

 Lin Higgs & Jim Avis



The funeral for Robert Porteous. Matthew Uden and Spencer Baxter from W Uden and Sons are thanked in the message below.



Hi Spencer, Philip and Matthew,


I wanted to drop you all a line, on behalf of me and my sisters, and our families, to thank you for everything on Friday.


Despite the limited numbers, it was such a lovely service, with some little touches that made it so very personal to us, and which certainly made us smile. Thank you for that Philip.


Spencer, thank you for looking after us on the day, and for the care and respect you all gave to Dad on his final journey. And to Matthew, thank you for looking after him while he was with you in the Chapel of Rest.


Having Dad’s old friend and Scots Guard Dixie with us was an honour that was made even more special by his piping of Dad’s own composition.


Finally, thank you for taking the videos. We’ve been able to pass them on to the members of our family who were sad, but understanding, at not being able to come to say goodbye in person.




Heartfelt thanks,


Linda, Debbie and Diane.



Hi Philip


Now I’m in and settled - I just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to you for such a WONDERFUL service for Mum today - you made it so personal and special for her - and everyone said it was ‘so her’ !!!!


You set my mind at ease everything was going to be ok the first time I spoke to you - and today just proved it - it was perfect from start to finish - and just hope my kids find ‘a clone of you’ when it’s my turn !!!  Not for years I hope tho ??


Mum would have loved it too !!!  So thanks Philip from her - me and all the family


Stay safe


Kind regards


Jacqui Cohen




Dear Philip,


Stephen and I want to thank you for conducting such a beautiful and fitting service for Pate’s funeral and life celebration.


We both thought everything hit the right note, and your input was the icing on the cake. Your speeches were so intuitive, it’s as though you had met Pate before his passing, and he would have loved the low key and subtle way his family said their farewells. As you said, “you’ll know on the day whether you want to get up and speak”, and that of course was true. Personally, I knew I had to support Stephen with the Eulogy, and I’m SO pleased I did, hopefully Pate would be proud of us all (and obviously we have inherited Pate’s water works !).


I am also over the moon that we chose a memory tribute, not a dry eye in the house, my son Jonny summed it up by saying, “he had only ever known his Grandad as an older man, when he saw the black and white photos of the Army Cadet and Football Player, it hit home what a full and wonderful life his Grandad had led.” Thank you for persuading me (in a subtle way) to consider all options, we all thought Thames View was an absolutely perfect choice, fine weather and as they say, “the sun always shines on the righteous”.


It was such a special service, beyond all our expectations and it’s because of you that it was so memorable. We have had so many compliments from the webcast praising the content and how Harry would have loved it, so thanks again and wish you all the best in your future endeavours in helping other families say their “goodbyes”.


With Best Wishes,

Alison, Stephen and families


Dear Philip


Just a few personal words to say thank you so much for the beautiful way you conducted the service for dad yesterday.  You were so sensitive, yet thoughtful to all.  (A natural talent) up to you if you put that in ?


I felt you served us all very well and not least of all our wonderful dad.  He would of been so pleased to of known you I am sure.  As I mentioned he was quick to work out if you were genuine or not and you certainly was that.


May you continue well in all you are doing to support and navigate loved ones through both the sorrows and the joys of different types of services you offer.


My brother may well write something but I wanted to personally thank you myself as I didn't get to do that yesterday.


Every blessing and God bless,




I would just like to say a big thank you from myself and the family for the service on Friday for Andrew Richardson.  Thank you for all your help and kinds words before the service,you  made it so much easier as you are a very kind person and easy to talk to and are very understanding.  The service was really lovely.


Thank you so much





Hi Philip


Thank you again for everything you have done for mum’s funeral and all the support.  Everyone said the service was just so personal and mum.  Her sister said it bought back so many memories, C. was so interested in her life and has asked me lots of questions since and my brother just sat there nodding remembering... as it should be and my B. held it until the end and then broke her heart with me...and then J. , my mum would have approved!! 


So great you thought of mums love of fish and chips, you have to spend a good while studying the menu first!  


I feel blessed that you took my mums funeral service you made everything a lot easier along with the fantastic Udens.  I wish you and you family health and safety.  


Take care and many thanks again,


D. and Family




Hi Philip

 Just watched Martin's service online, I wanted to thank you very much for your kind words, they made my husband and I laugh and cry, typical Martin!


 We were very sad that we could not attend personally, but our hotel closed and the 420 mile round trip was too much of a risk at this time, if you get a chance please thank the guys at the crematorium for streaming the service.


 Thank you again


 Debbie, big sister to Martin x





Hi Philip


I just wanted to say a huge thank you for today.


Everybody we spoke to today had praised you, and personally, you got me through my speech.


You made a hard day a lot better.


Thank you again


Best wishes




On behalf of my family, I would like to thank Phil wholeheartedly for his role as celebrant in my Dad’s funeral. Phil’s job was a fairly complex one as, due to dementia, my mother was unable to help with details about my Dad’s life. Together with Phil, my brother and I, managed to fill in the gaps relating to my Dad’s early years. Phil made every effort to really get to know the man that my father was. He contacted my Dad’s friends independently to obtain additional stories which made the funeral more special.
Phil was reliable, organised, easily contactable and truly caring.
I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Emma Curtis


Dear Phil

On behalf of the family I am writing to express my appreciation of your sensitive and compassionate handling of Grahams Celebration of Life. You turned a jumble of random ideas into a real celebration for us.

Thank you for all your support and understanding during the process of collecting our thoughts.We were so happy with the end result,and all who attended were both moved and proud to have been a part of Grahams life.

Kind regards





Thank you ever so much for sending through the service for Pat.

Reading through the service it reminded me of how well it went and of the lovely words you, Claire and Lee delivered on the day.

Deb and I would like to thank you for the time you gave us, that was far above and beyond the call of duty.

We enjoyed meeting with you. You made the whole process so much easier, with your understanding and professionalism. The amount of time we know you spent listening to music, to make sure we had the rIght songs on the day, was appreciated by us and complemented the lovely words you wrote.

So from both of us we give you our heartfelt thanks and wish you and your family a very happy Christmas.





Hello Philip,


Thank you for the lovely service you delivered for our mum, Ethel May Dziedziela on 4th November at Vinters Park Crematorium.  You made her send-off very special for all of us. 

 The day was perfect and everything was lovely, for sure you have a way to reach people and you certainly touched the hearts of those who loved her.


Thank you again.




Hi Philip,  Just to say thank you very much for the lovely service that you gave mum,everyone said how good it was and how well you put it together. They all said that mum would have very proud and also people were saying  how light you kept everything and that it was pleasure to hear everything that said with such warmth and compassion. Thank you once again Trevor,John and I thank you very much.     Cheers Philip




Evening Phil,
Before we go off on our separate ways just like to thank you again for the natural way you bring people together on what is for them a very sad occasion. Without you input our celebration of our Fathers life would have been so much less.
Thank you again.
Good luck in your business and a healthy and happy life.




As a family, we are so grateful to you for your kindness and attention to detail from our initial contact, the day of the service, and continuing through until now. Thank you!

With kind regards




Thank you very much Philip for the service you sent me. It is always going to nice to keep and read,I would also like to thank you once again for all your help through this sad time and also to say once again that the service was really perfect,and everyone said it was a lovely service. Thank you again for giving Kevin a lovely service  yours faithfully Marilyn. 


Good morning Philip , Andy here , Charlie  Dann’s son , I my mum and family would just like too say a big thank you for your brilliant service for my dad on Monday , and too just let you no how many people commented on your service and good it was , they thought it was great .Once again many thanks from me and the whole family , respect too you





Hi Philip. Just a quick line to say thanks again for all your help and for your great summing up of Mum. Several people said it was the nicest funeral they had attended! Regards Jeff



Hi Philip. Just a quick line to say thanks again for all your help and for your great summing up of Mum. Several people said it was the nicest funeral they had attended! Good luck with your house selling/hunting.Regards Jeff


Hello Phil,


I just wanted to say a huge "Thank you" for giving my mum a great send off - I've received plenty of compliments, saying that you provided a professional but relaxed & friendly service. 

I have found the past few weeks very difficult and you helped to ease that, by helping with the order of service etc.


Best Wishes,




Hi Phil


Thank you again for the most amazing ceremony. I can honestly say, hand on heart that it was perfect and it was just what dad would have wanted. I hope you don't mind but I passed your details onto one of dads friends who was so impressed with your presentation.




 Hi there Philip,


 Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for yesterday! The service went so smoothly and everyone commented how lovely it was (well they would - they are not gonna say otherwise really!!! :-)). Most importantly, we thought it was great and thought the way you spoke was perfect!! Also how you looked into Alma Terry and other historical references really made it unique for us!


 Thanks again!


best wishes




Hi Phil

Mark and I would like to say thank you for all your input in helping us celebrate dads life and no word can describe how proud you made us feel with your exceptional speech thanks again x








On behalf of all family’s involved I wanted to thank you for the most professional and compassionate way in which you took this load off our shoulders, and delivered such a wonderful, meaningful and appropriate event. I never expected people to describe a funeral as “lovely”, or say they ”really enjoyed it”, but that is what a number said to us, and  I understand what they mean. So congratulations on a job well done!


Chris and his team contributed hugely, Adam &Greenwood were so caring and compassionate.


Again, sincere thanks for all your assistance.


Tony, on behalf of Beryl, Jonathan and Sally





I just wanted to write and thank you for making yesterday's service go so well.


Many people told me what a beautiful occasion it had been and that it had captured the essence of Carl exactly.


I am very relieved that it is all over. I don't think you realize what stress you are putting yourself under until it is behind you. However your help and support made things a lot easier for me.


I hope you took quiet satisfaction from it as well.


Anyway I would certainly recommend your services to anyone.

Thank you again.


Best wishes 












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