Tapestry Funerals - a funeral celebrant service 

Personalised funeral and memorial services in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hillingdon.

Picture of Clare Oldfield, Independent Funeral Celebrant

How can Tapestry Funerals help you?


At Tapestry Funerals, I believe funeral and memorial services should not be endurance tests - my aim is to create experiences that pay respect and offer comfort.  I will tailor the ceremony to match your wishes, helping you to weave together memories, readings and music to reflect the life and personality of your loved one - just like a tapestry.  

As an independent funeral celebrant, my services are similar to those offered by humanist celebrants in that I focus on commemorating lives rather than the sharing of religious teaching.  However, in addition to offering secular ceremonies, I am happy to incorporate some religious element, such as a prayer or a hymn, if that feels right for your family.  It is entirely up to you.

I am based in St Albans and work with clients across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hillingdon.  I conduct services in a range of crematoria, cemeteries and natural burial sites across the region, but can also help you to explore the option of splitting the proceedings into a direct cremation / burial attended by the immediate family only, and a memorial service for wider family and friends at a venue such as your home, a village hall, a golf club, a hotel, or a country house.  In the UK, there is no legal requirement to hold a funeral or memorial ceremony in a licenced setting so the choice is yours.


Thank you Clare. The day went as well as we could hope for for such a sombre occasion, and a large part of that is thanks to the absolutely amazing job you did in both guiding us beforehand, and hosting the ceremony on the day. 

It was a beautiful send off.  Everyone said it was the most the most uplifting and enjoyable funeral they had been to. Thank you so much for your support. 

Many, many thanks for walking this difficult road with us. Your support is, and has been, invaluable.'

Thank you so much Clare, it was lovely to hear so much of the speech reflected our Mum.

Your help was invaluable and was, I am sure, the key ingredient to making the day such a happy one with lots of stories and recollections.

Image of Tapestry Funerals logo - a woven dragonfly created by Lucy Sugden.

Image: woven tapestry by Lucy Sugden www.LucySugden.co.uk