Southend Funeral

Formal or relaxed, spiritual
or non-religious. Services
that are appropriate for
you and your loved one.

Southend Funeral

Fully inclusive and healing
services to bless and
honour the passing
of a loved one.

One Spirit Interfaith Foundation - training interfaith ministers in the UK

One Spirit Interfaith Foundation
One Spirit Interfaith Foundation trains people to be Interfaith Ministers and offers cemonies, including funeral services and spiritual counselling for people of all faiths or none.

Funeral Services with Heart in Southend

A funeral service that honours and celebrates your loved one, while marking their passing in a sacred and serene way, may be appropriate if religion didn't play a big part in their life.

As a Leigh-on-Sea based interfaith minister, I create and hold services that are personal and unique for every person, honouring whatever beliefs they may or may not have had, while celebrating their lives and marking their passing in a sensitive and appropriate way.

Interfaith honours whatever you or your loved one believe, whether this includes belief in God or a greater power or not. It isn't tied to any religion, although elements from any faith tradition can be included in a service as you wish (if for example, your loved one had some belief, or thought themselves to have a soul or spirit).

It will be my prviliege to serve you as your minister and to learn about your loved one and any thoughts you may have about how you wish to honour them. Following a conversation with you–face-to-face or by phone, as you prefer–I'll create a suggested service for you. Following any changes, and further meetings if you wish, I'll look after all the "up front" part of the service, and will continue to gently hold you in my own prayers. I will be available throughout if you just want to contact me as a listening ear.

I can suggest music, poems and readings to include, if you don't have ideas of your own or know what your loved one may have wanted, and can also prepare an Order of Service brochure to handout at the service, if you wish. While I don't charge for preparing this, please note that printing is usually handled by your Funeral Director, and there are likely to be printing costs involved.

I charge £225 for meeting, preparing and hosting a service, plus travel expenses if I need to travel outside the Southend/Castle Point/Rochford area. My fees will usually be paid via your Funeral Director. Terms: If you are recently bereaved, you may not be in a good place for checking and signing agreements for engaging me or any other person. I've therefore kept my terms of engagement as brief and simple as possible, written in plain English, and focussing on your safeguarding and making clear my responsibilities to you. Your Funeral Director will normally act as a go-between with all people you interact with. Please do take a look when you can at my engagement terms to understand the basis that I engage on. This includes mention of the ethical code that I subscribe to (also described here) and what to do if you need or want to cancel or change anything.

Please get in touch if you think a funeral service that has "heart" but that isn't strictly religious might be what you and your loved one may have wanted. I can introduce myself a little more, and answer any questions you may have. You can also "meet" me by watching my short introduction video below. I can be reached by email at, or by phone at  07956 942980.

Meet me

Please click on the play button below to watch a little video in which I introduce myself.

Funeral Planning

I can also help individuals prepare their own funeral service wishes. This can be a very healing and surprisingly beautiful activity, ensuring that your wishes are honoured, while relieving loved ones of the worry of preparing a service for you when they are grieving your loss. Please get in touch with me if you'd like to discuss this possibility. A typical engagement costs £100, covering two online conversations, my drafting and revision of a service plan (order of service, content and guidance), copies of which you may wish to provide to your executors or next of kin.

Clive Johnson
Phone:  +44 (0)7956 942980
Skype:  cliverj2