Celebrant for Weddings, Vow Renewals, Namings and Funerals throughout the South Hams and Torbay. Bespoke ceremonies for every occasion
Richard Hackett is an independent celebrant, living in South Devon, dedicated to producing and conducting uniquely personal ceremonies.
Are you looking for a purposeful, poignant and above all very personal ceremony for a significant live event, a naming, wedding or a funeral? If you’ve landed on this page then you’re most likely thinking about finding a suitable celebrant.
Richard has been professionally trained and has been conducting funerals, weddings and naming ceremonies for 7 years.
In many cultures there are ceremonies to mark key events in our lives, a new child, a wedding or a funeral. They might be sad or happy events, sometimes both. They are about celebrating a life or lives at the most difficult or the very best times of our lives. They are about shared human values, bringing people together and providing comfort or celebration with or without resorting to religion.
We all have a story, whether we are at the start of life, sharing it with someone special or at the end. We all deserve to have that story told with respect and dignity, in accordance with our wishes, our beliefs and with the support of their families and friends.
Each ceremony is personal and bespoke, it is for you, your family and loved ones. It will be written in consultation with you. It will be about you, your child or your loved one or friend. There might be music, poetry or even rituals. There might be contributions from family or friends. Above all it will be moving and memorable.
What can I offer you?
Becoming a celebrant is my third change of career, which started in broadcasting and moved into higher education. I have drawn on my experience in those fields and as a performer for more than 50 years to provide an empathetic, personal service. My previous careers have equipped me with the essential skills for being a celebrant, to listen carefully and take notes, to write clearly and meaningfully and to deliver the ceremony with passion, warmth and emotion. I find working on all three types of ceremony extremely rewarding.
“So refreshing to have a ceremony, as opposed to a church service, speaking honestly and openly about the person. Very professional but with a very personal touch.”