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
Email - patricia@celebrantofsussex.co.uk

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. All of these experiences have contributed to a caring approach to my work as a celebrant and I now feel that funerals are very special to me, and so am now concentrating on them.

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Your Day...Your Way

I love to share ideas to make my funerals truly unique. The day 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


I have conducted 100's of weddings, each one bespoke, each one memorable.  All of those ceremonies meant so much to me and I am grateful to the couples who entrusted their special day to me.

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

It has been an honour to send babies and children into the world with their new name.  A real privilege.

Renewal of vows celebrant of sussex

Renewal Of Vows

So many couples, so many memories, so many different stories.

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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."