About me

I am a fully qualified Civil Funeral Celebrant with over ten years experience in the undertaking industry. A member of the Institute of Civil Funerals since 2011. I guarantee a professional, discreet, and sensitive service at all times. References available upon request.

As a Civil Funeral Celebrant, I will advise and guide you through this sad and difficult time. I can interpret your wishes, make many suggestions about content and structure and help you create a ceremony that is a fitting tribute to your loved one. At all times you remain in control of how the ceremony is conducted.


Client Testimonials

I love to get some feedback about the Civil Funeral Ceremonies I perform. See below a selection of Client Testimonials.
If I have worked with you in the past, and you would like to add your own testimonial, I would love to hear from you.


Not having had experience of a Civil Ceremony before, Padraic explained what would happen, and gently guided us in the right direction to make the occasion meaningful, and respectful. He was always available for questions, no matter how trivial. He thought of all the small details, even down to providing tissues for the family on the day. He was clearly spoken, confident, and respectful. I would not hesitate to recommend Padraic to others. He was the calm voice in what was a very turbulent time for us.
Padraic was a joy to work with during what was a very difficult time for our family. I was delighted to receive a copy of the ceremony a few weeks after the funeral. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.
It was the first time we had a civil funeral, and we would do it again.
Our celebrant Padraic Cawley could not have been anymore helpful than he was. He gave a beautiful and personal service for my son who we lost so suddenly.

It was the first time that I had been to a civil funeral, and it was exactly what my son would have liked. The celebrant did everything for us, and all we had to do was talk to him about my son.

People who attended the ceremony have told me that they have never heard such a beautiful service, and they came away knowing my son better. I have recommended Padraic to anyone who has asked. He made a very sad day a bit more bearable for all my family.

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