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Hi, my name is Christina Snell, and I’m a qualified and experienced civil celebrant, creating and delivering unique and personalised ceremonies to mark life’s special events. I was awarded “Best Wedding Celebrant” for Gloucestershire in the 2017 Three Counties Wedding Awards.

I live in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Prior to becoming a civil celebrant, I served as Chief Executive of Age UK Gloucestershire for nearly a decade, following a career in the Probation Service for many years, both at practitioner and senior manager level.

In my spare time I’m a musician, writing songs, singing and playing guitar with my husband Chris in our duo “The Peekies”. I have 2 children, 5 step children and 6 grandchildren.

People who have worked with me and have attended my ceremonies describe me as calm, friendly, warm and professional, creating and delivering ceremonies that are beautiful, heartfelt, sincere and memorable.

Hi, my name is Christina Snell, and I’m a qualified and experienced civil celebrant, creating and delivering unique and personalised ceremonies to mark life’s special events. I was awarded “Best Wedding Celebrant” for Gloucestershire in the 2017 Three Counties Wedding Awards.

I live in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Prior to becoming a civil celebrant, I served as Chief Executive of Age UK Gloucestershire for nearly a decade, following a career in the Probation Service for many years, both at practitioner and senior manager level.

In my spare time I’m a musician, writing songs, singing and playing guitar with my husband Chris in our duo “The Peekies”. I have 2 children, 5 step children and 6 grandchildren.

People who have worked with me and have attended my ceremonies describe me as calm, friendly, warm and professional, creating and delivering ceremonies that are beautiful, heartfelt, sincere and memorable.

Christina Snell

Community Celebrant

To discuss how I can help you please call on 07917 222161 or 01453 757128 or contact me by email.

Why I became a Celebrant

I believe ceremonies and ‘rites of passage’ are important for individuals and communities and have a vital role to play in our society. Although the way we celebrate important transitions in our lives has changed over time, the significance and need for meaningful connection with others remains as strong and life-affirming as ever.

As we have become an increasingly secular society, the structure and meaning provided by the church and religion around such ceremonies in the past has dwindled, yet it is not always easy for people to find a satisfactory alternative. At the other end of the spectrum, humanist ceremonies do not necessarily offer the spiritual feel or content people want or need.

I consider it a privilege to create and deliver memorable, meaningful and personalised ceremonies for individuals, couples, families and communities. I love the creativity and challenge involved in finding out “your story”, capturing the spirit of what you want to communicate, fulfilling your hopes and aspirations for your ceremony and being part of your special event.

In the case of funerals and memorial services, I can think of no greater responsibility or honour than being charged with leading a dignified, respectful and personal farewell that celebrates life and brings comfort to the bereaved.

Finally, I am keen to work with individuals and communities to develop the potential for meaningful ceremonies that enhance our lives, offer comfort when needed, bring communities together and strengthen the bonds within those communities.

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Why I became a Celebrant

I believe ceremonies and ‘rites of passage’ are important for individuals and communities and have a vital role to play in our society. Although the way we celebrate important transitions in our lives has changed over time, the significance and need for meaningful connection with others remains as strong and life-affirming as ever.

As we have become an increasingly secular society, the structure and meaning provided by the church and religion around such ceremonies in the past has dwindled, yet it is not always easy for people to find a satisfactory alternative. At the other end of the spectrum, humanist ceremonies do not necessarily offer the spiritual feel or content people want or need.

I consider it a privilege to create and deliver memorable, meaningful and personalised ceremonies for individuals, couples, families and communities. I love the creativity and challenge involved in finding out “your story”, capturing the spirit of what you want to communicate, fulfilling your hopes and aspirations for your ceremony and being part of your special event.

In the case of funerals and memorial services, I can think of no greater responsibility or honour than being charged with leading a dignified, respectful and personal farewell that celebrates life and brings comfort to the bereaved.

Finally, I am keen to work with individuals and communities to develop the potential for meaningful ceremonies that enhance our lives, offer comfort when needed, bring communities together and strengthen the bonds within those communities.

Get In touch

Fill this form to schedule a call

Partner Organisations

I work with a range of different venues and partners across Gloucestershire and beyond. Key partners include;

Venues

Manor by the Lake, Cheltenham

Funeral Directors

WJ Wright, Bourton-on-the-Water

Norman Trotman Hughes, Northleach

Michael Gamble, Stroud and Stonehouse

Philip Ford, Stroud

Co-op Funeral Care, Stonehouse,

Collier and Brain, Drybrook

Selim Smith, Gloucester and Cheltenham

Ernest Heal, Broadwell

Ian Watts, Yorkley

Grimes and Goscombe, Wotton-under-Edge

Clutterbucks, Cam