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Director and Trainer

Hello and welcome!  I’m Jacqueline, founder and co-director of the Celebrant Circle. I’m also one of the teaching team - both for new-entrant courses and ongoing C.P.D.  As a working Celebrant, I have the incredible good fortune to deliver funerals and wedding ceremonies here in the UK and in beautiful South West of France. 

My background is in Customer Service Management, Training and Recruitment and for many years worked for a very Big Airline.  (There's a clue there…!) 

I’m definitely a ‘people-person’ and adore working with my clients to create beautiful and very unique ceremonies, celebrating the milestone moments in their lives.  My Celtic roots and passion for literature and theatre come together in designing and writing ceremonies that combine a variety of traditional and modern content and symbolism. 

As a Celebrant trainer, I bring all of that imagination and enthusiasm to the classroom and I love supporting our students as they begin their journey on this incredible path. To date, I’ve trained over 200 Celebrants and it’s been a joy getting to know each and every one of our graduates. It’s wonderful to watch people grow - and glow -  with confidence, as they launch their celebrant careers. 

With a First Class Honours degree in English (Literature and Language), I am a creative writing tutor and prize-winning writer. I absolutely love encouraging learners to be brave, experiment, fire-up their imaginations and flex their writing muscles! And boy do we have a LOT of fun along the way! 

In my spare time you’ll find me travelling around Europe, painting, writing, creating my new garden, singing, tying myself in yoga knots and enjoying time with my large, extended family and my beautiful lurcher, Marley. I love live music and theatre and have been known to cook up a storm in the kitchen, when in the mood!  

I can’t wait to meet you and share my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for this wonderful profession and to welcome you into our fabulous ‘Circle of Celebrants!’ 

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