Geoff Abbott

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Geoff Abbott

Region: Northland
Mobile: 021 820 984


Ceremonies Provided

Languages Spoken

  • English

Celebrant since 2014

Celebrant Roles . .

Funerals. Internment and Scattering of Ashes, Memorial and Unveiling’s, Naming’s, Marriages and Civil Unions, Blessings, Commitment, Renewal of Vows and other by arrangement.

 

Weddings and Civil Union Ceremonies..

I am an independent marriage and civil union celebrant appointed by Births, Deaths and Marriages.

” My role is to work with you in creating memories.
The ceremony is over all too soon and it is the ‘Memories of the Ceremony’, which will last.”

You bring your values, your vision, your dreams and perhaps things that you have liked or disliked about other weddings that you have attended.

I bring extensive experience in public speaking, listening skills and facilitating events.

 

 

Funeral and Related Services..

I am available for Funerals, Memorial Services and related events (e.g. headstone unveiling or ashes) and most other life events deserving celebration.

“When someone dies the need is to honour and respect their views and beliefs as well as those of their family and friends.

 A funeral is an occasion to mourn a death, to celebrate a life, and to bring comfort to the living.”

I will usually meet with the family soon after they have contacted me – this can be at home or somewhere else if more appropriate (the client decides).

My role at that meeting is to listen and to ask questions to gather as much information as possible, to get a sense of the person who has died their character, achievements, anecdotes and other key aspects of their life.

We will discuss what you want in the service and if necessary I can provide suggestions as to readings, music and poems.

We only get one opportunity to have this most important ceremony, and my role is causing it to be what you want.

My approach is to honour and respect the religious and/or spiritual beliefs of the person whilst respecting the views of family members.  I do not bring my personal beliefs into the ceremony.