Lesley Mary Close

I am a funeral celebrant.

Creating and delivering bespoke meaningful funeral ceremonies with courtesy, care and compassion is at the heart of everything I do.

If you would like to arrange a funeral, memorial service or interment of ashes in The Chilterns, please contact me to find out how we can create the perfect ceremony together.

Your choice

In contrast to the fixed format of a religious service, the funeral we create for your loved one can include or omit whatever you feel is appropriate.

However much of the work you assign to me, you will always be in control of the process of creating a unique, personal and honest funeral.

Working together

By working closely you and I will produce a personalised funeral ceremony which both mourns your loved one’s death and celebrates their life.

I will make whatever amendments are needed to the final draft of the eulogy before it is delivered during the ceremony, either by me or by someone else.

A family-led funeral

Together we will design, create and deliver a funeral ceremony for your loved one which will bring you comfort and honour your loved one’s memory while enabling you to say a meaningful goodbye to them.

Family members of all ages are welcome to take part in creating and delivering the ceremony.

Contact me

You can ring me on 01494 581388 at home, 
or 07950 638849 (my mobile number)

Click here to send me an email

However you choose to get in touch,
I’ll be honoured to hear from you


Richard, Debbie and Maisy

"Thank you so very much for everything you did for us and Mooey. You made it all so much easier.”


Christine and family

"Thank you so much for this afternoon. I really appreciated your help. I felt it went well and Dad would have been happy with his send off.”



"You gave us the confidence and inspiration to create a perfect funeral for our mother. Thank you very much.”

About me

My wide-ranging life experience enables me to bring a variety of soft- and vocational-skills to the deeply fulfilling role of funeral celebrant: I am a good listener, an accurate note-taker, an accomplished writer, a confident public speaker and a tuneful singer.

My one-to-one training was provided by The UK Society of Celebrants and I am a member of The Good Funeral Guild.


UK Society of Celebrants


Good Funeral Guild Member