Welcome – My name is Louisa Starr from Starr Gazing Ceremonies and
I am an Independent Funeral Celebrant covering all of Yorkshire.

I specialise in personalised Celebration of Life Ceremonies and Alternative Funerals in Yorkshire.
Everybody is different hence every funeral ceremony I create is different!
Each life is unique hence every script that I create is unique.
I specialise in creating a funeral ceremony focussing on the person whose life is being celebrated.
As a Yorkshire Funeral Celebrant, I deliver REAL Ceremonies for REAL people!

About me

I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants and have been a Yorkshire Funeral Celebrant since 2015.
I live in York with my husband and son and also perform wedding ceremonies in Yorkshire with Starr Gazing Ceremonies.

How do I book a funeral ceremony?
It is your choice.

Your Funeral Director will recommend a celebrant or minister to you but you do not have to follow their suggestions. If you have a preferred officiant, then you can request the Funeral Director to contact your preference who in return will contact you to arrange a chat.

If you choose to have the ceremony in a crematorium or cemetery, please be aware that there are always time restrictions with all ceremonies and the over running of a service can sometimes incur a fee.

“I wish it were possible to put into words just how special Louisa is…at the absolute most vulnerable time of our lives to date, having to adjust to life without our mum, she crafted the most beautiful and uplifting service in her honour. People kept asking me afterwards if she was a friend of the family because it was so “perfectly Pennie”. They were all incredibly surprised she’d never met my mum when she was alive. She really got to know my mum’s essence by asking the right questions at the right times but never putting any pressure on us either. I wish I could thank her enough but I simply can’t. She’s just wonderful!”

Becca Furneaux