The Faculty was established on 1st January, 2019 as a specialist SBP forum for the many independent celebrants and ministers currently members of SBP, who become also Members of the Faculty of Funeral Celebrants (MFFC) if they choose to do so.

 

Independent Ministers, and Celebrants who include an element of religious content as part of their funeral services, and who are committed to excellence in ceremony preparation, delivery and bereavement care, are welcome to apply for Faculty membership either in conjunction with SBP membership or as a stand alone membership. Membership is not open to humanist celebrants.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

REGISTRAR

Mrs Jackie Cairnes, FFC

 

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

Rev. George Callander, FFC

 

FOUNDING FELLOWS

Rev. Steve Cairnes FFC

Rev. Barbara McGregor FFC

Rev. Glyn Shipton FFC

Peter Wylie FFC