Below are just some of the kind words people have said after experiencing one of my ceremonies.

Hi Julia, just wanted to thank you again for last Thursday. What you wrote for Dad was perfect, we couldn’t have asked for more.  Caroline – Stoke on Trent, 2014.

The family were over the moon with your service and the time and kindness you have extended to them. Rosemary – Staffordshire, 2015.

Thank you so much for yesterday Julia, it was a good send off for our Dad. The eulogy you wrote for Dad was lovely, it went so well. Elizabeth – Stoke on Trent, 2015.

Julia has recently conducted my brother’s funeral … she met with our family and my brother’s friends; before the funeral in order to ensure that she had a complete insight into my brother’s life . She made everyone feel at ease in an extremely morose atmosphere. When it came to the service, Julia did a fabulous job of recalling all of those memories .. My brother’s wife is pregnant and when we have the naming ceremony , Julia will definitely be the lady that we will call to write and deliver it. Thank you Julia for your kindness and empathy, you are one in a million xxxSharron, Cheshire, 2014.

  Julia was our amazing Priestess for our renewal of vows handfasting, she was so lovely, thank you Julia and Priest David for making the ceremony perfect and completely about us and our love. Marie, Somerset, 2014.  




 Julia conducted our ceremony and it was perfect.  I did not know what to expect but it was amazing.  The ceremony was so personal and emotional, everyone commented saying how beautiful it was.  Thank you Julia for being part of the day. Charlotte and Sean, Warwickshire, April 2016 




Julia was amazing from the word hello…. Talking to her for almost 1 hour even during the time difference from Australia, she made us feel like we already knew her. This kind woman went above and beyond to make sure our special day was perfect and we can’t thank you enough…. Big hugs from down under 😊 xx Curtis and Graeme, 2015  





We hope that this feedback doesn’t seem too long and inflating, but we really can’t thank and praise Julia enough. Every aspect of her service – her care, her planning, her patience – was absolutely spot on.

When we started planning our wedding, we had clear ideas about the sort of ceremony that we wanted – a Celtic hand fasting incorporating nature, but remaining inclusive to all religious beliefs. Having a Civil Celebrant enabled us to create a really personal ceremony, but we had no idea where to start and felt quite overwhelmed at the prospect of it being such an important and memorable thing.  

We were incredibly nervous when we arranged to meet Julia. We had no idea what to expect and quite frankly, half expected to end up being preached at by someone that we didn’t feel comfortable with. Thankfully, Julia set us at ease immediately. She was thoughtful and took the time to get to know us as individuals, as well as a couple. In the space of an hour, she managed to capture the essence of our perfect ceremony and we left that meeting beaming from ear to ear and with absolute confidence in her.

We would have been perfectly happy to leave the ceremony in Julia’s capable hands from that point on, but she also took the time to visit our venue, refine the readings and check-in with us from time to time to make sure that we were ok and that we didn’t need any help from her ahead of the big day. It was such a relief not to have to worry about what was probably the single most important element of our day.

Julia was also very calm and patient. When it came to the day, we were both very nervous and flustered having forgotten countless things! Her composure helped us immensely and as soon as we stood in front of her, we were able to realx and enjoy what was a very special and personal ceremony. 

If you discount all of the other aspects of our day, the ceremony that Julia performed would have alone made our day unforgettable. We received so many lovely comments from our family and friends that she clearly made an impression on everyone. She captured our personality, our beliefs and our relationship in the readings and delivered the ceremony with style, good humour and absolute professionalism. 

We really can’t recommend Julia highly enough. Whether for a wedding or any other service, we can say without any doubt that we couldn’t have chosen a better celebrant and will be forever grateful. Thank you, Julia!”  Justine and Chris,  Ashbourne, June 2016 




To: julia@jhobbscelebrant.co.uk
Subject: Thank you xxx
Just had to message you to say a most sincere thank you for all that you have done for us. You spoke about mum as if you really did know her, an absolute gift that you have. Every single person at the funeral commented on your incredible service and thought you really captured mum. So sorry you couldn’t join us for a drink afterwards we would have loved that but you really did make a lasting impression on all who attended. Each commenting that they had never been to a funeral like it. Mums work friends couldn’t believe that you didn’t actually know mum.  Sharon, North Wales, 2017



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