About me

Anne-Marie Ledson Independent Celebrant

Anne-Marie Ledson

Independent Celebrant

My name is Anne-Marie, I am a fully qualified, professionally trained independent celebrant. I believe that every ceremony celebrating or commemorating a significant life event should be unique and reflect the uniqueness of those involved.

I decided to become an Independent Celebrant because I wanted to help people to create truly personalised ceremonies.I will meet with you to find out exactly what you would like to include in your ceremony. I will listen to your wishes, discuss your options and then create your unique ceremony. 

I gained the skills to provide this service for people at significant moments in their lives through my work, my qualifications and my hobbies. I have had a varied career and my previous work included working for an advocacy charity supporting vulnerable people in Leeds; working for the NHS at a GP surgery in North Yorkshire; further education teaching in Cheshire and Yorkshire; teaching English as a foreign language and as a police officer in Merseyside. I studied in Liverpool and Leeds, I was a leader in the Guide Association for 20 years, I am a member of Woodlands Drama Group in Harrogate and The Ebor Players in York.

Fully Insured

I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance through the Association of Independent Celebrants. For more information please go to:  https://independentcelebrants.com/about-us/members-insurance-cover/

Enhanced DBS Certificate

I have an up to date Enhanced DBS certificate issued by The Disclosure and Barring Service. For more information about DBS Certificates please go to: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/basic-dbs-checks-guidance

Confidentiality

I adhere to the principles of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) issued by the Information Commissioner and abide by GDPR best practice for managing information. All personal information provided by clients will be treated as confidential according to my privacy policy which will be provided to all clients. I will not pass your personal data on to any other third parties without your written consent.

Member of The Association of Independent Celebrants

Anne-Marie is a member of the Association of Independent Celebrants

I am a member of the Association of Independent Celebrants (AOIC). The Mission Statement of the AOIC is: ‘To provide our Membership with the best possible support and resources to be the most professional Celebrants in the UK and overseas.’

For more information on the AOIC please go to: https://independentcelebrants.com

Qualifications

  • NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Civil Funeral Celebrancy (RQF)
  • NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy: Naming and Couples (RQF)
Anne-Marie trained with Civil Ceremonies Ltd.

I trained with Civil Ceremonies Ltd ** OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ Provider **A member of the National Open College Network **A One Awards Recognised Learning Centre **Providing training to a nationally recognised standard **Approved by the Matrix Accreditation Body

For more information go to http://www.civilceremonies.co.uk/training/training-with-civil-ceremonies

The Funeral Celebrant Accord

I agree to abide by The Funeral Celebrant Accord which was established by the Funeral Celebrancy Council. It defines the attributes and skills required of an excellent funeral celebrant and is intended to set standards by which all celebrants offering funeral services should be measured.

Anne-Marie abides by The celebrant Accord

An Excellent Funeral Celebrant

  1. Is professional
  2. Cares for their clients
  3. Is calm and shows natural leadership
  4. Writes personalised ceremonies
  5. Cares about their self-development

For full details of The Celebrant Accord go to: https://funeralcelebrancycouncil.org.uk/the-funeral-celebrant-accord/