Jeremy Broughton - Cotswold Wedding & Funeral Celebrant

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Testimonials

Funeral Testimonials

Funeral Testimonials

I’ve conducted many funeral services and celebrations of loved ones’ lives. Some of my clients have been kind enough to write the following reviews for me.

The Obvious Choice

“Jeremy Drew was the obvious choice for my husband’s funeral. Having died in the prime of his life and being a very popular local figure, his funeral was a large event and very sombre.

Jeremy was able to imbibe the proceedings with the gravitas I required but also injected the perfect amount of wry humour where appropriate, to really embody the character of my husband and evoke his presence in the room. My children found his words to be well chosen and very comforting.

He was able to make a huge venue feel intimate, and his deep resonant voice added to the very musical theme of the service. 

Prior to the funeral Jeremy took great care to understand exactly what I visualised in terms of the shape of the service, which at my husband’s insistence was a purely secular one. He infused the service with a dignity and grandeur I would associate with an ecclesiastical occasion which was exactly what I was after, and I think my husband would have approved”.

Alice, Cheltenham

Truly Bespoke Services

“Jeremy was the celebrant at my father-in-law’s funeral, when I was asked for a recommendation for the funeral of a friend of my dad, I knew exactly who to suggest.

The two events, just a few weeks apart, were entirely different but perfectly prepared for the lives lived. The information gathered and the real attention to detail, provided truly bespoke services which captured the essence of both men. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jeremy in the future”.

Amanda, Cheltenham

Lovely Service

“Hi Vanessa and Jeremy. I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the lovely service yesterday from all the family. Your words got right to the essence of Dad’s 78 well lived years. I can appreciate the difficulty in doing it but you absolutely captured his spirit and gave us strength on the day and for the coming days and months. We wish you and your family all the very best and seasonal greetings.”

Justin, Cirencester

“Jeremy’s service was easily accessible and communication worked very well throughout the process. Calm, friendly and professional, he and his wife Vanessa devoted significant time and energy into delivering the best possible celebration of my father’s life. Jeremy took great care with all aspects, from getting the information needed to deliver the eulogy to agreeing the best order for events on the day. I’m very happy to recommend Jeremy.”

Mark, London

“Jeremy conducted the funeral service for the cremation of my late husband. His detailed approach and thorough, sensitive questioning helped him assemble all the detail around my husband’s full and long life, to create a heartfelt and beautiful eulogy; one, he would have loved and been proud of. I would like to express our sincere thanks to Jeremy for the kindness, grace, sensitivity and complete professionalism he showed us throughout the whole process, always patient and helping us navigate all the options, offering advice on music and readings. He ensured we felt comfortable, through an emotional and most difficult situation. On the day of the funeral, his natural approach made everyone feel at ease, guiding us through the service and ultimately delivering the most memorable and fitting send off for Dennis. I can’t recommend Jeremy highly enough as a funeral celebrant.”

Joan, Bristol

“I wanted to send you a personal message and thank you for all the calm, kind and non-judgemental help you gave us in planning Dad’s service. Both you and Vanessa made us feel very comfortable and supported during a difficult time. We also felt very safe with your advice and planning. It was so important on the day of the service to feel everything would ‘go ok.’ Thank you.  You have both been wonderfully kind & made a difficult time more manageable. “

Tracy, Cotswolds

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“Jeremy was the obvious choice for my husband’s funeral. Having died in the prime of his life and being a very popular local figure, his funeral was a large event and very sombre. Jeremy was able to imbibe the proceedings with the gravitas I required but also injected the perfect amount of wry humour where appropriate to really embody the character of my husband and evoke his presence in the room. My children found his words to be well chosen and very comforting. He was able to make a huge venue feel intimate, and his deep resonant voice added to the very musical theme of the service. Prior to the funeral, Jeremy took great care to understand exactly what I visualised in terms of the shape of the service, which at my husband’s insistence was a purely secular one. He infused the service with a dignity and grandeur I would associate with an ecclesiastical occasion which was exactly what I was after, and I think my husband would have approved”.

Alice, Cheltenham

“Jeremy conducted the funeral service for the cremation of my late husband. His detailed approach and thorough, sensitive questioning helped him assemble all the detail around my husband’s full and long life, to create a heartfelt and beautiful eulogy; one, he would have loved and been proud of. I would like to express our sincere thanks to Jeremy for the kindness, grace, sensitivity and complete professionalism he showed us throughout the whole process, always patient and helping us navigate all the options, offering advice on music and readings. He ensured we felt comfortable, through an emotional and most difficult situation. On the day of the funeral, his natural approach made everyone feel at ease, guiding us through the service and ultimately delivering the most memorable and fitting send off for Dennis. I can’t recommend Jeremy highly enough as a funeral celebrant.”

Joan, Bristol
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The Best Decision I Ever Made

“I had the misfortune to organise my young brothers funeral, however I did have the great fortune to hire Jeremy Broughton as our nominated celebrant. It was the best decision I ever made. Jeremy and his very thorough assistant Vanessa organised the whole service from start to finish including editing speeches, the timing and editing of the selected music etc.

It took all the pressure off me and our family to concentrate on the other things required. The service ran like clockwork, Jeremy and Vanessa are a great team … please hire them! Thanks again Jeremy, regards Keith.”

Keith, Australia

A Wonderful Service

“Dear Jeremy and Vanessa, We would like to extend a huge thank you from the whole family for the wonderful service you provided for Malc.

Everyone who attended the service commented on how lovely it was and how they remembered Malc with such fondness and laughter. This was just what we were hoping for and with all your hard work and attention to detail you made it perfect.

The laughter continued at the wake with many more stories of Malc’s exploits. (I’m sure he would have added a lot more himself.) We all left for home knowing we had given him the “send off” he deserved, full of love. Thanks again to you both. Kindest regards.”

Anita & Deanna, Minster Lovell

Thank You

“We wanted to say thank you again for mum’s service on Friday. You really captured mum perfectly and our godmother was really touched by her special mention.”

Charlotte & Vicky

Stonehouse & Marlow

“Hi, I just wanted to say thank you so much again to both of you for everything that you have done for me over the last couple of weeks and Jeremy today. I will certainly recommend you both thank you.”

Catherine

Hardwicke

“Thank you to both you and Jeremy for your kindness and sensitivity. I now feel sure Mavis will have a service that befits the person she was. ”

Anna

Cheltenham

“Hi Jeremy, Thank you so much for your lovely service for Dad yesterday, it went very well – as did the get together at the pub afterwards. Thank you to both you and Vanessa for all the help, support and kindness you have shown us all, it’s very much appreciated. Wishing you both a happy new year.”

Jane

Cotswolds