Weddings, Funerals and Naming Ceremonies as Unique as Milton Keynes

Michael Gurner – the Milton Keynes Celebrant

I’m Michael Gurner – the Milton Keynes Celebrant – I’m a joyful and caring family celebrant with a passion for storytelling and a love of celebration – I work with you to craft and deliver ceremonies that celebrate lives and commemorate life events. 

Everyone’s story deserves to be told, and I love to tell those stories with openness, honesty, humour and a sparkle in my eye.  Every one of us is unique, and the ceremonies that are held to commemorate each stage in our lives should reflect that.

Weddings and Vow Renewals

I’ll work with the happy couple to create a wedding or vow renewal ceremony that’s as unique and wonderful as you are. We’ll tell your story in a way that truly reflects you as a couple, and we’ll do it in a way that matches the picture you’ve dreampt of.

Naming and Family Joining Ceremonies

I’ll work with the parents, their family and their friends, to create a unique naming or family joining ceremony to create a joyful and meaningful celebration of the start of your lives together.

Funerals and Memorials

I’ll work with the family and friends of the deceased to create a unique and personal cremation, burial or memorial ceremony that celebrates their life, and makes sure that they get the sendoff that they deserve.

Other Ceremonies

Whether you’re looking to create a cermeony for a new home, a deceased pet or something nobody has ever celebrated before, I’ll work with you to ensure that it’s as unique and beautiful as it can be.

Feedback for The Milton Keynes Celebrant

On behalf of the family we would like to express our most heartfelt thanks for the wonderful service you gave for my father.  It meant a lot to us all and it gave us comfort that we could celebrate his life in a meaningful way, we feel that he would of approved of his farewell service. 

I wanted the funeral service to be both a remembrance and celebration and to reflect the woman that I spent over forty years with as my lover, best friend and soulmate. I think we achieved that. I have heard nothing but praise for a service that everyone appears to have felt provided a true reflection of the sister, family member and/or friend that they knew.

“I just want to say thank you for the service today. It was extremely hard but you made it as good as it could be. I have had many messages saying what a lovely service it was and how it captured the person they knew. My dad said it was the best funeral he’d been to for years, and unfortunately he has had to attend quite a few, including my mum’s. “

Bringing the local touch wherever you are

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I’m based in Milton Keynes, but like to travel – I regularly carry out wedding, funeral and other services in Bedford, Northampton, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Dunstable, Luton, Oxford, Cambridge, Rugby, Suffolk and across the UK – for weddings or blessings it’s not uncommon for me to travel abroad, so do give me a call if you’re interested in me supporting you.

Making Conversations Personal

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Our conversations can take place in person (pandemic permitting), or via Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype or just over the telephone to keep everyone safe and allow people to join us from wherever they are – I’m very experienced in helping those less familiar with the technologies, so please don’t worry.

The Fellowship of Independent Celebrants

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I’m fully trained and accredited by The Fellowship of Independent Celebrants (FOIC) and have full professional indemnity and liability insurance. Within the fellowship, I have a wide network of highly skilled celebrants who I call on for support and advice, and whom I’m proud to consider my friends and colleagues.

To discuss your requirements, or to ask any questions, however big or small, call Michael on 07941 974710 or email on and I’ll call you back as soon as I’m free. Alternatively, use the contact form below.