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 we book your services as a celebrant for a funeral ceremony?

You can contact me directly yourself. The normal etiquette is that a Funeral Director will recommend a celebrant or minister to you but you are able to do your own research and make your own choice. This is a special event and you can choose how the ceremony is conducted and the style you would like it to be.

If you have a preferred officiant, then you can ask the Funeral Director to contact the celebrant who in return will contact you to arrange a chat.

Remember – IT IS YOUR CHOICE! The ceremony is a fundamental part of a funeral.

We are now in the 21st Century which means that traditions and times are changing. Modern, contemporary and alternative funerals focus on celebrating life with services specifically designed to the person being remembered.

“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