Here is what some of the families have said about Andrew

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for the way you conducted the service for my father. We were all very touched and impressed with your kind words and professionalism. Tim Mason, Suffolk (September 2021)

Just wanted to pass on our sincere thanks for yesterday’s service. Delivered beautifully, in tone and content. We have had so many lovely comments from all who attended, I can see him smiling now. Karen Pallermaerts, Suffolk (September 2021)

Andrew, please accept my thanks, on behalf of my family, for being our celebrant today. I enjoyed working with you in preparation for today and you were exactly what we needed for Doreen. Your tone and pace throughout was perfect for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others. I have met a number of celebrants in recent years, but you are the first one I have met for my own family, and I am so pleased we were allocated yourself. Graham Smith, Suffolk (September 2021)

I just wanted to say, on behalf of the family and friends, a massive thank you for the service. Everybody commented  that it was a very fitting tribute to Mum and you did a wonderful job. Stuart Lucas, Suffolk (September 2021)

I really wish to thank you for all you did to make yesterday's service so special. The time you took to listen about Daddy and to make the service so personalised and detailed. I have never attended a more individual celebration of life before and thank you for that. A good few congregated in Malta and watched the live stream. The feedback has been so positive from them as they were totally taken aback by the different format and care taken by you. It has been a pleasure to meet you and we have very special memories of yesterday to treasure. Amanda Birdlane, Suffolk (September 2021) 

Thank you once again for yesterday.  The ceremony was so beautiful, and I am sure Daddy would have loved every moment.  We have had so many wonderful comments and reactions to it including from all our family out in Malta who were watching with us. Nicola Daynes, Suffolk (September 2021)

Once again thank you so much from all the family for leading dad's service. It was wonderful, and we could not have asked for a more fitting send off. Paul Church, Suffolk (September 2021)

Just to thank you again for the sensitive and dignified way in which you celebrated Mum's funeral yesterday in the chapel, and for your kindness and consideration throughout in your dealings with us. Mum has been properly laid to rest and at the same time celebrated. Jill Smith, Suffolk (August 2021)

I just wanted to say what a lovely service you did for Dad and all who was involved... again thank you. Beth Barham, Norfolk (August 2021)

Many, many thanks for all you have done for Dad’s send off. Your taking / leading the service was spot on! I think you have been great! Much appreciated Pete Richeda, Suffolk (2021)

We could not have wished for a more lovelier celebrant to lead the service in remembrance of Dad. It was meant to be! You got us all straight away and seemed to understand what Dad was all about. Thank you once again. Elizabeth Spencer, Suffolk, (August 2021)

Many thanks for your lovely service yesterday. We all thought it was a fitting tribute and send off for our mum/gran. Mark Passey, Norfolk (August 2021)

Thank you so much. Julie and I were so pleased with how the service went and thought your script was perfect in capturing Dad. Thank you for making the whole process so easy. I cannot recommend your services highly enough. Donna Malley, Suffolk (August 2021)

Thanks again for everything you did to make Dad’s service on Monday such a success - we’ve had several comments from people about how lovely it was. Thanks also for the script, it will provide us all with a fantastic memory of the day. Richard Barnden, Norfolk (August 2021)

Thank you, once again, for everything you did to make Monday such a success.  Everyone I spoke to said how moved they were by the ceremony and the contributions. Much of this is down to you and your organisational skills and keeping everyone to time.  It was a beautiful ceremony and a fitting tribute to a fine man – exactly what I wanted.  We will treasure the memory. I’ll circulate the script to all the family members who attended and those who couldn’t. Geoff Shepherd, Cambridgeshire (August 2021)

We are so appreciative of everything you have done to help us celebrate Shane's extraordinary life. Once again, a huge thank you for everything. Richard & Lynn Andrews, Suffolk (August 2021)

Thank you for carrying out such a heartfelt service for us yesterday, a wonderful send off for Dad.  You put everyone at ease, making eye contact - with a warm smile - when we were mentioned in the tribute and talking as if you actually knew Dad, knowing when people would cry or chuckle.  We have had so many compliments about the tribute and your delivery of the whole service. Charmaine at Rosedale made a very good decision in recommending you. Linda Ludkin, Norfolk (August 2021)

We really do appreciate all the help, support and effort you have provided to us all in order to give my dad the perfect funeral last week. It really was a special service, in a beautiful little chapel. All of which you helped with. The service you conducted was absolutely perfect and was commented on by all who attended. The script which you also sent in the post to my mum was beautiful and such a lovely touch too. You made a very difficult day so much easier with a wonderfully worded service, perfect poem suggestions and providing support in the service when I wobbled! Nicki Mayne, Suffolk (July 2021)

Thank you so much for forwarding the copy of the wonderful tribute you did for my husband David Penman.  How you managed to capture David’s life and personality I don’t know, but you did. The service was exactly as he would have wanted and that comforts me when I reflect back on the day. You arranged the perfect service for him. He was not a man who liked a lot of fuss and you understood that. There were tears, but laughter as well which is what we wanted, a celebration of his life. I especially liked the golf course in the sky poem at his grave! Lynn Penman, Suffolk (July 2021)

Just to say thank you for the wonderful service you provided for us last week. It was very well written. Dan Wood, Suffolk (July 2021)

Thank you again. Family and friends keep telling me what a lovely service it was. I know Dad would have liked it. Val Rudd, Suffolk (July 2021)

Thank you for such a lovely service for Uncle Nigel today. It is a rare talent to be able to capture the essence of a person so beautifully from an hour long conversation. I am really grateful for your care. Heidi Lucas, Suffolk (July 2021)

Thanks so much you did a wonderful job.  It was all so lovely. Jeanette Racey, Norfolk (July 2021) 

Thank you so much for this morning.  You enabled the day to go smoothly and conducted the ceremony with exactly the correct tone. We all agreed afterwards that it was a fitting send off for Uncle Ted and we all enjoyed a cup of tea and cake at the Black Swan afterwards where we were able to share some further memories of him. Julie Merrywest, Norfolk (July 2021)

Just wanted to say again on behalf of all my family what a lovely service it was, thank you so much it is truly appreciated. Linda Williamson, Suffolk (July 2021)

Just to say thank you for the service yesterday. My family thought it a real celebration of my mother’s life. We came home, collected the grandchildren and had a fish and chip supper in the garden. Toasted her with a selection of differing beverages and talked long into the evening. Sue Sawyer, Suffolk (July 2021)

Thanks once again for your guidance through the planning and delivery of the service, it made a very difficult time so much easier. Paula Cocksedge, Suffolk (July 2021)

Let me please take the opportunity to thank you. The way you conducted my father’s funeral was excellent. A number of the people attending thought the service was lovely. Tony Clarke, Suffolk (July 2021)

I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for Grandad's service yesterday. We all felt it was the best send off for him we could have had and your words really made it. Michelle Dent, Norfolk (June 2021)

We would Like to thank you for your ceremony yesterday. It was absolutely lovely and the way you read your script was perfect. It got out what a loving and wonderful woman Val was, so thank you very much. Kelly Perry, Suffolk (June 2021)

Thank you for the script and, more than ever, thank you for taking the service for us. It was absolutely brilliant and covered so much of his life. It was said in a way that instead of being sad it made us smile remembering all the things he had done in his lifetime. He certainly was a character who  will never be forgotten, and thank you for wearing the flat cap. Irene Carter, Suffolk (May 2021)

Thank you Andrew, it was a great send off. Everything in the right place at the right time. Everyone complemented on what a lovely send off. Thank you once again, much appreciated. Julie Bailey, Norfolk (May 2021)

Thank you so much for the wonderful service that you provided. It didn’t feel doom and gloom at all.. John would’ve liked that! Karen Hayes, Suffolk (May 2021)

I wanted to say thank you for all that you and the team did to make Dot's recent funeral go so well. Thank you so much for your help as I know it meant so much to Claire & Me that everything went smoothly and you certainly ensured that it did for us. Paul Hyam, Norfolk (April 2021)

On behalf of my family, we would like to say thank you for all your hard work in leading my dad's funeral service. It was a beautiful service and one that summed him up perfectly. Ellen Murphy, Norfolk (April 2021)

Thank you very much for leading the service for Daphne this morning. Everyone said what a lovely funeral it was. Jane Timmis, Suffolk (April 2021)

Andrew, thank you ever so much for delivering such a beautiful service and for the extra miles you went to help tailor the service to our requirements. Our family are very grateful that you were able to recommend Pastor Edmond to translate the eulogy into Cantonese and your time in making it possible to play Dad's favoured pieces of Chinese music. Your enthusiasm to take part in the Chinese ritual was much appreciate also. Raymond Lau, Suffolk (April 2021)

We would just like to say a very big thank you for your kindness and understanding in arranging Mum and Dad's funeral services. You showed great compassion in a very difficult time for us. Everyone said they were both lovely services, and that you had told their life stories perfectly. Once again Thank you very much. Alan and Valerie Baxter, Suffolk (April 2021)

Dear Andrew, I was congratulated for doing a good job on the service, with your help. It was noticed that you seemed to care as if you had known Uncle Bill. Linda Westwood, Suffolk (April 2021)

Andrew I must say thank you for your lovely service and I could not wish for any more it was lovely to hear all the lovely comments for Robin. June Andrews, Suffolk (April 2021)

I just wanted to thank you for the fabulous service today at Colin's funeral. It was spot on and I know he would have been happy with it too, especially the Queen at the end! Jenny Early, Suffolk (April 2021)

We do want to say a big thank to you for making our final farewell to Brian such a success. We feel satisfied that we have given him the best send-off we could and we could not have achieved this without your help and advice. We have received very positive feedback from those of Brian’s friends who viewed the service online. Finally, thank you for making such sensitive choices with the music: all the pieces were so appropriate and well-chosen for Brian. The whole service was a great tribute to a very dear friend, who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Maggie, Graham & Sue, Cambridgeshire (April 2021)

Thank you very much for the wonderful service yesterday, it was lovely. Jan Emmerick, Cambridgeshire (March 2021)

Many thanks for leading Mum's funeral service. Dad and I were very pleased with how it all went. Also, thank you for the printed script you sent me in a folder, what a very nice touch, I have sent a copy to a couple of elderly relatives who couldn't make it to the service, and i think its lovely to keep. It will be nice to hand it down through the generations as well. Melanie Cook, Suffolk (March 2021)

I just wanted to thank you again for such a lovely service. Everyone said how they enjoyed it and what a good job you did. You personalised it to Neil and we had a few chuckles along the way too, which is how I wanted it to be with fond, happy and funny memories too. Heather Farrell, Norfolk (March 2021)

The family and I would like to thank you very much for the excellent way that you lead the service, it made a difficult day a lot easier. Jerry Aldred, Suffolk (March 2021)

Hi Andrew, just to say thanks for an excellent and lighthearted tribute to Mary on Wednesday. This was a simple service, in accordance with Mary’s wishes. Robin Fleckney, Suffolk (March 2021)

Andrew, once again, many thanks for taking Dad's service, you captured the real Jesse. I've spoken to my cousins in Kent who were unable to attend and all said how good the service was. Colin Atkinson, Suffolk (March 2021)

We are both very grateful to you and the Co-op Funeral Service for your efforts at Mum’s funeral yesterday. We were especially grateful for the way that you conducted the service and your sympathetic and meaningful interpretation of the guidance notes that we supplied describing our mum. It was a very sad day for us but the professionalism and care that you took over proceedings was very much appreciated. Martin Taber, Suffolk (March 2021)

Thank you so much for the service yesterday. On such a sad day your kind and inspirational words helped so much. Our journey home was full of laughter of happy memories we have of Lenny. Everyone I spoke to afterwards said what a lovely service it was. Paul Colson, Norfolk (March 2021)

I would highly recommend Andrew as a celebrant. I couldn’t have been more happy with him as our celebrant for my Dad’s funeral. He struck just the right tone and was respectful, gently humorous, calm and kind. He was also extremely helpful and accommodating in our dealings with him at the planning stage. Thank you Andrew. Lynne Forgham, Norfolk (February 2021)

Thanks again for the wonderful service that you conducted, already this morning we’ve had friends getting in touch saying how much they appreciated all your work in making things run so smoothly. We can’t thank you enough for the wonderful service that you lead. Ray and Bebe Briggs, Suffolk (February 2021)

Thank you so much for everything yesterday. Everything went smoothly and everyone was very happy with the way the service went. I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done. Everyone told me what a lovely service it was and I just want to thank you, and everyone involved, for how smoothly and easy you all made it for me to arrange and manage everything in this tricky time, as it has been a bit of a whirlwind! Freddie Hayward, Suffolk (February 2021)

Thank you very much for the way you handled the ceremony today and your kind words. I thought it went very well and Mum would have been pleased I’m sure. Peter Moss, Suffolk (February 2021)

I would like to thank you on behalf of family and friends for the warm hearted way you conducted John's funeral. Celebrating John's life and weaving together all our scripts. Everyone agreed it was a sad but uplifting experience and all the staff were supportive and kind. Other family members appreciated the atmosphere of love and respect as in our minds we became able to ‘let him go’ Rachel Smith, Suffolk (February 2021)

It was great to be able to send the script to someone that wasn't able to attend so they could still read all of the lovely words. Everyone said it was a lovely warm service and many people even learned things they didn't know about Dad. So thank you for making it possible in the end and bringing it all together to make a fitting tribute to Dad, he would have been pleased with it. You have a great tone for your job, gentle and respectful but still able to smile at the funny bits (as some funerals I have been to don't manage to find lightness anywhere and it makes it all so much sadder). So thanks for a great job. Stephanie Charles, Suffolk (February 2021)

Can I say how much we all appreciated the ceremony you took today to recognise the passing of "Uncle John." We all really liked the way you were able to put the emphasis and inflection into the family eulogy. Once again thank you from us all. Bob Jacobs, Suffolk (January 2021)

Hi Andrew, just wanted to thank you so much for Mum's funeral script. It's lovely to be able to look back and read all about it. Also for the butterfly which I shall plant in a pot so that it can be my Mum's memory pot and look forward to the plants popping up every year. What a lovely gift and I appreciate it very much a very kind thought. Jill Fulcher, Suffolk (January 2021)

I wanted to write and thank you for the lovely service this morning.   I was David’s business partner and worked with him for almost 40 years. Your words at the committal were so touching and I did shed some tears.  It was a beautiful service and in light of the times we are living through, it brought more comfort than I could have imagined. Sarah Missing, Suffolk (January 2021)

Can I take this opportunity to thank you for leading the service, it was just right, and we have had loads of positive comments and compliments, both from people who were there and who also joined us on the web. Even our Australian relatives sat up and watched! Nick & Karen Godbold, Suffolk (December 2020)

Just wanted to say, on behalf of my family and I, a massive thank you for today. We all thought you did a wonderful job and got the tone absolutely spot on, we're all extremely grateful. Patrick Cahill, Suffolk (December 2020)

Just had to write to you from the heart to say just how much I, the family and friends, including those with us on the web, so very much appreciated the way you conducted the service with sympathy without reducing everyone to the depths of despair, a rare talent Andrew. Peter, Suffolk (December 2020)

I just wanted to say thank you for Friday. I thought - and everyone else did too - that the service was lovely  and I feel we gave Mum a good send-off, even in this strange Covid world. Your help and guidance throughout the planning process was so helpful and I felt everything was pitched 'just right’. Not easy when everything was planned via email and Zoom. So, big thanks. A sad day, obviously, but a good day also with lots of shared memories. Carol Dutton, Cambridgeshire (December 2020)

I am deeply grateful for the way you conducted the service. As my cousin said ‘it was perfect’ and indeed it seemed that way. The words and music and sentiment summed up Dad perfectly and your care in finding out details of his life and what sort of man he was shone through. Many people commented on how lovely the service was. I like to think Dad was close by and he would have been pleased and proud.
I particularly valued your comments on how we can keep remembering him by talking about him and that we would see elements of my Dad in other family members looks, words and actions. Lindsey Turnbull, Suffolk (December 2020)

Everyone, to whom Judy and I have spoken, agreed that you led the service very sensitively.  It was very appropriate and ‘just John’.  We all feel that he would have approved and smiled if he could have been there (and I like to think that, in some sense, he was). Isobel Mottram, Suffolk (December 2020)

Thanks for giving John such an excellent send off. The funeral was just his style and both my daughters thought it couldn’t have been better.  My husband and I thought it poignant and moving but with the fun and lightness that John aspired to. You incorporated my sister's and my own thoughts and wishes extremely well and gave wise advise when we needed it. Judy Dawson, Suffolk (December 2020)

It was a pleasure to have had you involved with Mum’s funeral. You thoughtfully conducted the kind of service that celebrated the life and provided a fitting final tribute to my mum. Thank you again for all your help, suggestions and guidance in making Mum’s service a memorable experience. Steve C, Norfolk (November 2020)

I just want to say how wonderful a tribute to my wife you performed yesterday. Everyone agreed it was a wonderful service including many online. Thank you again, my friend, from the bottom of my heart. I know Emma would have loved it. Alex Limpus, Suffolk (November 2020)

Thank you for yesterday, it went just how I imagined and I am very grateful for your part in Dad's service. Clare Haworth, Suffolk (November 2020)

I just want to thank you very much indeed for leading the service last Monday for Mum. It was a beautiful service and, I think, it did Mum proud and reflected her well. Thank you for all your efforts. Jon Wendell, Suffolk (October 2020)

I wanted to say thank you for  such a well-delivered and uplifting tribute to my brother Steve on Fri 23 Oct 2020. Helen Peters, Cambridgeshire (October 2020)

We all felt that the service was a perfect reflection of Dad's life yesterday and a lot of that was down to your sensitive delivery and the way that you captured him so well, thank you. Someone said, 'it felt like Andrew knew Dad, it was like he was a member of the family and shared the love and memories we had for him on the day'. Be Laursen, Suffolk (October 2020)