Here is what some of the families have said about Andrew
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)
All concerned pass on their appreciation to you, your calm and steadying presence in the background during the worst possible crisis for immediate relatives is admirable to say the least. For myself, being one step away trying to keep the event progressed amid the emotion and detail, knowing someone else was there when needed was very reassuring. Alistair Moore, Suffolk (September 2020)
Thank you so much for the copy of the script used in the celebration of my brother Wally's life. I will share it with other family members. All the family were saying you were excellent, It was a beautiful service and a very fitting tribute to Wally. Thank you very much indeed. Margaret Sutton, Suffolk (September 2020)
Thank you so very much for the copy of the script used in the celebration of my husband’s life. It is very important to me and how much Gerry meant to me. May I thank you for quietly keeping us all on track and your introduction and conclusion were perfect. It was a day I dreaded, but actually hold very dear and was very much in keeping with the person Gerry was. Jill Franklin, Suffolk (September 2020)
I just wanted to drop you a brief line to thank you for Friday. I know I can speak for all my family in saying that you did a fabulous job and we were all very pleased how everything went. Ellis Gee Suffolk (September 2020)
On behalf of the family, I would like to thank you for the beautiful service you conducted for David Burgess. It has been a difficult time for everyone but we all agreed that the service was a very fitting tribute to David. Sarah Baker , Suffolk (August 2020)
Thank you so much for today Andrew. With so little information, you performed miracles. Mark Griffiths, Suffolk (August 2020)
Thank you Andrew it was wonderful and can’t thank you enough, we think you did Mum proud and now I can finally grieve and can see all the wonderful memories. Wendy Loveridge, Suffolk (August 2020)
As I said today, many thanks for leading the service and the words that were said, that Dawn and I could not say, to show how we felt for the love of our son, Danny bringing comfort to all . I am sure that what was said will bring comfort later, in the days ahead for all. Colin Marsland, Suffolk (July 2020)
Thank you so much for conducting the service this morning and reading our chosen pieces so beautifully. We felt very well looked after and the service, even just for four of us, was perfect and just right under your direction. Anna Wolfenden, Suffolk (July 2020)
Andrew thank you so much, you were brilliant and made a very difficult half hour for us all, shine. We had a wake and you were mentioned a lot, across the board everyone was in agreement. Great job, well done 👍 John Wells, Suffolk (July 2020)
A huge thank you for yesterday - it was a lovely, personal, weepy at times (not unexpected) service, which I think, and hope, was set just right. I did manage to listen to everything you said, I tried really hard 😀and I love the mosaic idea. Carol Hobson, Cambridgeshire (July 2020)
Just want to say a big "Thank You" for your excellent work helping to put Pauline's funeral service together. Although we were only able to have a small number of people there because of the Covid-19 restrictions, everyone was very pleased with the content and presentation. Your attention to detail was much appreciated and the collated service details you sent me afterwards have been very useful to send on to those who were unable to attend. Lesley Webdale, Norfolk (June 2020)
A very big thank you for your role in Mum's funeral. We all felt that somehow you knew her. It was a true, family occasion and I particularly liked the idea of mosaic memories; pieces being put together and in time making a larger picture. That was inspirational. There were tears but I think that good memories and quiet laughter made it a happy experience for us all. Susan Lewsey, Cambridgeshire (June 2020)
After losing my aunt during the easing of lockdown, we were only allowed a small ceremony for 10 people by the graveside. Andrew gave a wonderful service showing the right balance of compassion without being too sentimental. This summed my aunt up perfectly! It's never easy making the right choice for this type of event however, if you're looking for a celebrant that can portray the deceased in their true light, then Andrew's your man! Trevor Ilott, Norfolk (June 2020)
Thank you once more for the wonderful picture of Dad’s life that you told, all the family were very pleased with the whole service it really was excellent.
Steve Brady, Suffolk (June 2020)
Thanks very much for today, with your help we got through what was a very difficult time for us all. Your kind choice of words did Mum proud and the little touches of humour helped us all laugh as well as cry.
We appreciate your help in planning the ceremony and your words of advice. We all thought the day went well giving Mum a dignified and respectful send off. Thanks again very much. Darrell Newman, Suffolk (June 2020)
We would like to thank you so much for such a beautiful service for our mum. Everyone commented on how lovely the service was.
Once again thank you so much. Lucy Antliff, Suffolk (June 2020)
Thank you so much for leading my nan’s funeral. It was as perfect as it could have been. You did an amazing job. Nicola Hooper, Suffolk (May 2020)
It's been a privilege, on behalf of the family, and myself, to liaise with your good self for the funeral service of my father. I have had many comments back that the service was very nice under these difficult circumstances of our time, and I thank you for all the hard work you have put into the celebration of life.
Peter, Suffolk (May 2020)
Thank you very much you made it so lovely. It was such a relief as I had been very anxious about the day. Everything was so professional and had a lovely warmth to it and no one felt awkward. I am very grateful to you Andrew it was perfect. I think it was one of the nicest services in such dreadful times and with such time limits that could have been achieved.
I was very appreciative as it was very important to have someone like yourself to bring people that were not together, together, so your job to me was vital and your delivery was exceptional. Heather Welch, Suffolk (May 2020)
Thank you for this and thank you so much for the lovely service for Val. Both we who were at the service and everyone watching it on live cam really appreciated seeing and hearing it. You did Val proud. Janet Blows, Norfolk (May 2020)
Thank you so much for taking the cremation service for John, on Tuesday. It was just how I imagined it to be, calm, soothing, and reflective. Of course, it was sad just the few of us there, but the webcast helped enormously for the family who couldn’t join us. Anne Pallant, Suffolk (May 2020)
The family would like to thank you for conducting Yvonne's service yesterday, we all feel it was a fitting tribute to our mother’s life. John Law, Suffolk (May 2020)
Just to say a huge thank you for making Mum’s send off so special. We all appreciated the lovely service which could not have been better even had it been in church. Lynn Diaper, Suffolk (May 2020)
Thank you for this Andrew. I know that people may find the fact that there was so few of us difficult, however we thought that the service was beautifully intimate. The observers all had good things to say about the service too. It was a lovely service and we could not have asked for more from you.
Elysia Depledge, Norfolk (April 2020)
Thank you for sending your script. It is a lasting memory of Margaret’s funeral which you did so kindly and professionally. Gordon Baynes, Suffolk (April 2020)
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for the service yesterday you so kindly delivered for Sean Clarke at the Bury Crematorium. We could see you had taken the time to read about Sean and his life and get to know the person he was. That was the service we all wished for and indeed what Sean would have wanted. Debbie, Daniel & family, Suffolk (April 2020)
Many thanks again for the wonderful service on Monday. I know it gave great comfort to many people. Bev Ryan-Hawes, Suffolk (April 2020)
I just wanted to thank you so much for helping our family give Michael a lovely send off. It was a very hard day, but your help made it more bearable.
Pauline, Brian and the Johnson family, Essex, (April 2020).
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the lovely service that you gave for my mum and for your patience when you visited at my father’s home. Your words made the day special and, as always, it was the little touches, the jelly babies and liquorice allsorts, that made it so memorable.
Rosemary Moss, Suffolk (March 2020)