About Pauline Phillips & Claddagh Ceremonies

As a member of the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants I conduct infant and child naming celebrations, weddings, civil partnerships and renewal of vows. I perform end of life or funeral ceremonies. Being of Irish decent, I have always admired and respected the symbolisation of the Claddagh, a traditional Irish friendship ring used to hold those we love close to our hearts. I live with my family in the beautiful Kent countryside and I was a teacher in Secondary Education before committing myself to my current privileged position.

Some years ago I attended two civil weddings along with two funerals at the crematorium all within a short period of time. After each of them I walked away with very mixed feelings. Some were awe-inspiring, whilst others left me wondering what I might have done differently. I began researching and soon found a reputable training provider the FOI, and very soon I completed my training programme under the watchful eye of David Abel, Founder and Director of FOIC.

My mission now is to provide individuals and couples with the ceremony that they dream of or desire. Each ceremony will be bespoke to you because you are an individual. I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Regardless of the ceremony, I will visit you in advance and communicate regularly with you until I have produced the most personal, unique and fitting of ceremonies to mark your special life event.

You may be considering a wedding in a local farmer’s field (with his permission), at a beach you love or in the hotel you have set your heart on. You may want to celebrate the adoption of a child in your garden or the village hall; you may want a burial in a natural burial ground for a loved one. All of these are possible with an Independent celebrant.

I can provide a ceremony for whatever life event you wish to celebrate in whatever location you choose. Just the way you want it. Just get in touch to find out more.