Patricia Bentley


Covid 19 has been devastating for us all.  Something that has been seriously affected is saying goodbye to loved ones.  Funerals are taking place, but the rules are different, and they are constantly changing.


We are wearing masks (except at the lectern) and attendance at funerals is limited.  But I have adapted to all of these challenges, and will always do my very best to help you honour the person you have lost.


During these difficult days, many funerals are being live-streamed so that they can be watched at home by people who are unable to be present because of the limited numbers, or because they are shielding.


Your first call will normally be to the Funeral Director. I work with excellent Funeral Directors who call me when they feel that I am right for a family, but there's no reason why you shouldn't check me - or any other Celebrant - out first.


You can choose who takes part in your ceremony, based on their personality, compassion, empathy and ability to listen and understand exactly what you want for the person who is special to you.  


Please contact me for an informal chat. 

Phone - 07554 342697
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Patricia Bentley


As an independent celebrant since 2011, I have had the pleasure of working in many environments conducting weddings, renewal of vows, commitments, baby namings and funeral ceremonies all over the south east of England.

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Your Day...Your Way

Whether it's your wedding, naming your baby or saying goodbye to somebody special, I love to share ideas to make it truly unique. It will be designed with sensitivity, and written according to your wishes. Every ceremony truly reflects the story, culture, values and wishes of my clients and their families. Patricia 

weddings celebrant of sussex


Say "I do" in a wedding ceremony in a meaningful style that's personal to you.  It's a special day to celebrate your love for one another. A day that is truly yours. Fun or formal, we can work together to make it entertaining, unforgettable - and perfect for you.

Funerals celebrant of sussex


We will work together to structure a ceremony that offers you the security and inspiration of beautiful, heartfelt words. I help you to choose a personal way of saying goodbye in a ceremony focused on the wishes, beliefs and values of your loved one.

Baby namings celebrant of sussex

Baby Namings

A naming ceremony is an opportunity to gather friends and family to welcome your new arrival in a unique and meaningful way. For me, it is an enormous privilege being invited into people's homes and lives to celebrate the naming of a child. 

Renewal of vows celebrant of sussex

Renewal Of Vows

If marriage isn't for you but commitment is together we can prepare words for you or I can suggest ideas as inspiration for you to write your own, creating an unforgettable ceremony that expresses your thoughts and beliefs, memories, hopes and dreams.

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A traditional, elegant ceremony can create the most beautiful moments for your guests.



Fun and very individual ceremonies ensure your family and friends walk away with a smile.

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Your Way

Whether a same sex union, wedding at a bowling alley, transgender naming, or a funeral at the local pub, it will be your day, your way.

Father of the Bride

"We wanted to thank you for your contribution to what Abi describes as her "perfect day". From our point of view we are unable to think of any way it could have been improved and we cannot think of anything that went wrong. It really must have been quite an event if we can say such things. Thank you for performing your duty so ably and with a light, gentle and humorous touch that was greatly appreciated."