The Faculty of Funeral Celebrants was established on 1st January, 2019 by the Society of Bereavement Practitioners as a specialist professional membership organisation for independent ministers and celebrants who include religious or spiritual elements as a core part of funeral and memorial services, and who are committed to the highest standards of ceremony preparation, delivery, bereavement care, support and ethical practice.

 

Membership or Fellowship of the Faculty represents a public commitment to these objectives as demonstrated by the use of the post-nominal letters MFFC or FFC, and being part of an association of like-minded colleagues. Celebrants meeting these criteria are welcome to apply for Faculty membership, either as a stand-alone membership or in conjunction with SBP membership. Fellowship of the Faculty is in the gift of the Faculty Council and cannot be applied for directly.

 

Similarly, Humanist and solely non-religious or secular celebrants are not eligible for membership of the Faculty as there many professional organisations currently representing this valued and important area of celebrancy.

 

The Faculty, which is fully part of the Society of Bereavement Practitioners, is administered by a small group of honorary officers:

 

PATRON

Professor Jason Powell PhD FRSA

Professor Jason Powell holds a personal Chair in Social Gerontology and Sociology in the Department of Social and Political Science at The University of Chester. Professor Powell shares our commitment to excellent in bereavement care and funeral celebrancy.

 

PRESIDENT

Rev. Mel Occomore FFC

 

Mel is minister of Durham Open Free Church, and a respected religious funeral celebrant across north east England. He is a founder member of the Faculty and is committed to excellence in funeral celebrancy and pastoral care.

 

 

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Colin Laidler FFC

 

Colin is a highly experienced and respected funeral celebrant across north east England. He is a founder member of the Faculty and is committed to excellence in funeral celebrancy.

 

 

 

CHAPLAIN & REGISTRAR

Rev. George Callander FFC

 

Hon. SECRETARY

Mrs Jackie Cairnes HonFFC

 

 

FELLOWS of

The FACULTY of FUNERAL CELEBRANTS

 

Mrs Jackie Cairnes FFC (hon. caus.)
Rev Steve Cairnes FFC
Rev George Callander FFC
Mr Andrew Fairweather FFC
Rev Martyn Jinks FFC
Mr Colin Laidler FFC
Rev Ashley Liddington FFC
Rev Barbara McGregor FFC
Rev Len Moreton FFC
Rev Dennis Mould FFC
Rev Mel Occomore FFC
Mr Mervyn Pilley FFC
Fr Glyn Shipton FFC
Prof Jason Powell FFC (hon. caus.)
Rev Terry Wright FFC
Mr Peter Wyllie FFC

 

 

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