Celebrant Kate  

Inclusive Independent  Celebrant 

Celebrating life and love from beginning to end.


Handfasting ceremonies

Baby naming ceremonies

Vow renewals

funerals and memorials

 Celebrant Kate Mitchell

a little about me


 I am so glad that you have found me.

This little bit tells you about me - but I am more interested in you!

I am an inclusive and welcoming Celebrant who specialises in  Handfasting ceremonies and Funerals.

Here are four facts about me...

1. I love my rescue dogs

Lyra and Gina

They are rubbish when it rains - I have to stand outside getting wet as they won't go out alone - but I love them anyway!

My favourite ring bearer at a wedding is a dog!

2. I used to live in Amsterdam

and speak a little Dutch

I could feed the ducks on the canal outside my flat! The architecture is outstanding which is why I love weddings in historical buildings.

3. I love nature

and adore being outside

I have been known to hug a tree or two in my time and walking in the woods is my all time joy. This is why woodland weddings are so close to my heart.

4. I am inclusive and non-judgemental

inclusion and equality are central to my personality

My life as a teacher was spent helping children of all faiths and heritages with difficulties in some very tough schools, All people are included and welcomed 

What do I love about being a Celebrant?

Three reasons this is the best job in the world!


I love weddings and all celebrations

Helping couples have their perfect day and involving all their family gives me such joy.

My favourite moment is when I tie the final knot and you look at each other with such love and joy - makes my heart soar every time!


I believe love is the most important thing in life

Whatever and whoever you love - do so wholeheartedly and with passion.

I didn't expect to feel so passionately about funerals.

I was a teacher for a long time, and loved it. Now I find many of those skills help me when writing and conducting funerals. The moments I treasure are learning all about the person and then writing their life story - celebrating the extraordinary in the ordinary. 


personal qualities

and guilty pleasures....

The comments I get most often from all of my ceremonies are 'gentle', 'humorous', 'sincere', 'efficient and organised', 'empathetic and insightful' 'you got us completely' 'great ideas'

'sense of fun' 'alternative' and 'easy to work with'

So I guess you will find the same!


Outside of my work I am often to be found reading, or chatting with friends, and creating fused glass.

Guilty pleasures...

ok, total honesty? Chocolate or cheese and a glass of red wine on a Friday evening watching 'The last Leg' or 'Gogglebox'....

Getting up early and watching the dawn - not so much a guilty pleasure but one which has grown in comfort under lockdown...

Talking with a friend over coffee and people watching...

A long hot bath and reading until my fingers are wrinkled...

Hobbies and interests:

I enjoy glass fusing and creating one off pieces, which I sell on fb and my glass designs workshop. It really is a hobby, but very absorbing. As I have got older I have been able to enjoy being creative - singing, acting and even Panto! I bring this creativity to the weddings and funerals I plan too.

Swimming, gardening and learning new things are all passions of mine. I love finding out about other people's passions. Meeting new people and finding out about them is a great part of my work.

News Flash!!!

Catch my radio interview

On the  29th November I had the wonderful opportunity to  talk to Samantha Day about my role as a celebrant. Click here to listen!