About Me

Why become a Celebrant?

After the celebrant-led funeral for my wonderful Dad in late 2004, I wanted to become a celebrant but recognised I was too immersed in my own grief for some time.   Eventually finding the right course for me, I trained with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.


Every family deserves the best that I can give; that they trust me at such a difficult time is a real privilege and one that can never be taken for granted.

My life experience

I am a mother of three, brought up in London and lived in the north of Bristol for many years before moving to Hampshire.  I was a teacher in adult education and in offender learning before becoming a celebrant, firstly working in the Bristol and Bath areas and now in Southampton and Portsmouth.

It's your service, not mine.....

I sit with you, listen to your memories of your loved one and then draft a personal and bespoke service to email to you.   You can then make any changes to ensure it is absolutely right on the day.   It may be that you would like a non-religious service or one that incorporates faith elements....either way, the service will be reflective, true and absolutely individual.

Contact ME

Liza Riggway

07901 858222