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Pughs of Shrewsbury team member becomes funeral celebrant

Phil Davies, a funeral director at Pughs of Shrewsbury, is now a fully trained funeral celebrant. Phil has spent the last six months studying for his NOCN Level 3 Diploma in funeral celebrancy. “The course was a lot of hard work, but also rewarding, uplifting and very inspiring,”he said.

Phil will be working alongside the team at Pughs providing celebrancy services to families do not wish to have a religious ceremony, or only wish to incorporate very small elements of religion.

Pughs’ managing director, Peter Forrest, said: “We have seen the amount of families wanting a full religious ceremony decline over the last few years so being able to provide our own funeral celebrant, especially with our close links to our printers Copy Write and florist Forget me not Flowers, allows Pughs to offer a complete service to the families we look after.”

Phil is also available to work with families to advise and help create scripts should they want to present the tribute themselves at a ceremony. “I have found working with families as a funeral director at Pughs to be one of the most rewarding things I have done, and I look forward to helping families further in this exciting new role,” Phil said.


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