Some of the kind feedback we have been sent by our clients during the last few years
Dear Julie. we are now back home in Devon and reflecting on the past few weeks, especially Mum's funeral on Wednesday. We would like to thank you very much for making this sad and not easy occasion so bearable. Your calm and beautiful delivery of the service was very special indeed. We have had many comments on such a lovely service.
It was sad, funny, and just so our dear Mum- it summed up her life so well. You gave her the most wonderful farewell
as if you had known her, it meant such a lot. She was a good Mum and will be missed so much by us all.
We were just so lucky to have had her for so long.
Thank you again for all your care, kindness., patience and understanding.
Margaret (Devon), Elaine. and Bryony (Worthing)
Dear Julie, I would like to thank you for the excellent service that you prepared and led for my husband Colin.
The whole family were impressed with the care and sensitivity you showed both in the careful preparation and the delivery of the service. Your tact and discretion were exemplary. Those viewing from afar were equally impressed and have rung or written to tell me so. The family are all so grateful to you for the exceptional ceremony that you gave.
It was what we wanted for Coline and what he deserved. Thank you once again from us all.
Margaret - Worthing
We were recommended to Julie by local Funeral Directors. We met Julie for an hour + meeting on zoom and had a lovely chat about our Dad. She made my brother and I feel very much at ease and quickly got an understanding of what Dad meant to us and how we'd like to pay tribute to him. Julie helped shaped the service, was very flexible and understanding in her approach as I made several changes to the tribute script right up until the end and she didn't complain! She enabled us to give our Dad a very personal and fitting goodbye. Everyone who attended the service commented on how lovely it was and how great Julie was.
I would highly recommend Julie as a celebrant for any funeral service."
Thank you, Samantha - Worthing
We just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for conducting mums service.. Although it was a bit of a blur for us we know it was everything she would have wanted and was a fitting tribute to her and the life she led. Everyone both in the chapel and watching from home said how much they enjoyed the service as it was mum through and through..
Comments from relatives watching on the video link said they were touched by how personal it was.
Auntie Delia who was present said Mum would have approved - can't say anything else really!
It was lovely to meet you in person
Many thanks Janet, Hilary and family -Winchester
Dear Julie, I just wanted to email you to say a very big thank you for everything you did to a make mum's funeral so personal to her and so lovely and all coming together i think she would have found it very funny too leaving on a jet it was very well thought out .we thought of you straight away as you also did the service for my niece
Nicky which was also lovely in 2017. Take care, Thank you again, Allison x -
On behalf of myself, my dad Alan, and the rest of Betty's family we would like to thank you for the wonderful ceremony you conducted today. It was made especially difficult for us with the Covid restrictions but from our perspective we found you to be warm and heartfelt, and we loved the way you artfully linked the importance of the chosen music, psalm, hymn and poem to mums life . You conducted the celebration in such a manner that captured the very essence of the woman my mother was. You managed to make it very personal which we all appreciated. We thank you once again for
guiding our farewell in such a sensitive, warm and positive way
With very best wishes, Pammie - Worthing
I just wanted to say thank you to you for yesterday. Although it was really tough for me to say goodbye to mum, the service was incredible and that was due to you and the way you conducted the ceremony. My phone has been non stop with messages from family and friends to say how wonderful mum’s ceremony was and that it’s probably the best one they have attended. Thank you for everything, I know my mum would have been happy with the way we celebrated her life with all her family and friends there. Best wishes, Claire - Worthing
Thank you, it was so lovely at Mum's service....much more celebratory than I thought it could be given the current limits. You were so right to say that there were 2 versions of her. We had forgotten so much about what she was like before Alzheimer’s changed things and I feel we started to remember those earlier years at the service. Thank you.
Karen and I wanted to thank you so much for conducting Mum's service yesterday.
You captured her essence for life so well, the highs in her life and the lows, and her love of her family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren. It was a long life but you managed to condense it into 30 minutes perfectly. You pitched the tone of the Celebration of her Life wonderfully, not too serious, very inclusive especially for the little ones who were made to feel happy but sad at their first ever funeral. Your encouragement with Fiona was much appreciated as well. You also managed to reach out to those who were not able to be in the room and help them participate albeit from far away. So thank you for your help, patience and drawing out from us all the words and sentiments which helped so much in saying goodbye to a lovely lady, a Mum, a Nanny and a GG.
Thank you again Murray and Karen - Pulborough
Dear Julie – I just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for the way you took Colin’s service yesterday – it was just perfect – music and all – and those who have seen it on livestream said it was excellent too. Athene and I are very, very grateful to you for striking just the right tone and working with us in such an easygoing way. It was a satisfying tribute to our husband, father and grandfather of so long. It was faultless –
even the weather played its part after all the rain we’ve had!
Thank you so much and all good wishes for the future – Sarah and Athene -Horsham
Hi Julie, Thank you so much for your help with the funeral yesterday.
It was truly a beautiful service, and one that we will remember for many years.
You spoke so well, and everything you said was truly felt and made it really special.
We really do believe that Uncle Ron would be looking down at us and smiling at the great send off.
We spoke to Dad this morning and told him what a lovely service it was, and he wanted me to pass on his
thanks to you as well. We know when Dad sees the recording, he will be really touched.
Although obviously the funeral was sad, by guiding us through the memories of Uncle Ron,
you gave us a really happy celebration of his life. Thank you once again
Looking forward to assistance from Matt and yourself in obtaining Probate.
We really welcome your support. Kind Regards
Jill and Kevin - Bristol and Surrey
Hi Julie just to say many thanks for a wonderful service you did for dad today.
It was just right, a few laughs and tears. Everyone said it was beautiful.
Our thanks for conducting a service that dad would have really liked.
Helen, Maggie and John - Lancing
Hi Julie, Thank you so much. The service was lovely and everyone commented to me about you.
You were brilliant and l would recommend you to everyone l know
The wake went well also which was a perfect end to the last of her generation.
Once again, thank you so much you have been amazing.
Just a quick note to thank you for your role as Master of ceremonies at Dads Funeral last week.
We all thought it went really well, given the circumstances.
On a personal note, if it hadn’t been for your advice when we met you at Dads house, I’m not sure I would
have come up with the words I did. You definitely inspired and encouraged me to make the effort, thank you.
As a result, I can actually say I enjoyed it and would be happy to write and read a tribute again
although maybe not read quite so quickly! It’s only when you’re put on the spot to come up with the goods
that you find out what you’re capable of! One of Dads friends was the Dean of Salisbury Cathedral with his wife
who used to work with Dad. They came up to me afterwards and said, it’s not often you get a round of
applause at a service in a Crematorium! I’ll take that one !
Thanks again and I hope we don’t require your services again, however if we do,
I know where to come! Many thanks, Kind Regards,
Rob - Kent
Dear Julie, Thanks for performing such a lovely service! Everyone said it was warmly done and gave an uplifting account of John's life and character, which is just as i had hoped. It could not have been any better!
John - Taunton
Dear Julie, Thank you for the wonderful job you did yesterday. Everyone said it was the best service they'd been to, upbeat, funny and cheerful. You captured Mum's character so well. Most grateful to you
On behalf of my sister and myself, I'd like to thank you both for your continued assistance with our late mother's Probate.
We were so fortunate to have found you. You've been professional throughout the whole process and made the whole difficult task so much easier for us during what was a sometimes a painful and distressing time. Having that immediate contact by email to offer support and advice, especially with myself living abroad, was a great reassurance
and carried us through until the end. We cannot recommend you highly enough.
Wishing you both all the best for the future. Thank you so much.
Julian and Pippa - Czech Republic and Camborne
Dear Julie, At the risk of being a bore, yet another thank you for your effort on behalf of Delphine and us.
Both the religious and non-religious mourners were very complimentary regarding the funeral service and
how you conducted it. You made saying goodbye to Delphine as good as could be hoped for.
Thank you so much, Malcolm - Worthing
Hi Julie, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the most perfect service for Mummy. You were truly brilliant.
Kind regards, Katie - Worthing
Dear Julie, Hannah and I just wanted to say thank you again for such a beautiful service.
Every single person told us that they had never attended such a lovely funeral before, Geoff really would have enjoyed it.
My mum, bless her, said that is exactly the type of service she wants.
We were both dreading yesterday, the funeral is the final goodbye, but you made it so easy to rejoice and
remember Geoff in an upbeat way and for that we thank you. Kind regards
Karen and Hannah - Goring
We just wanted to thank you for taking Rita's service today. There were so many lovely comments from family and friends afterwards. The general tone was that a lot of care and time had been taken, that the service didn't seem rushed and
that it was very uplifting. We are also grateful that the weather was on our side! With thanks
Sarah and Darren - East Preston
Lasting Power of Attorney 2019
Hi Matt and Julie, I just want to say thank you very much for all your help in the last few months
with so many things. It's been very much appreciated.
Sue - Climping
Hi Julie we cannot thank you enough for the wonderful personal service you gave Mum. A lot of the family and friends have said they have never been to such a personal and emotional funeral and how Mum would have been so proud of it. She deserved the farewell that you and us gave her and we once again thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Julie Jon and Dad - Lancing
Hi Julie, Just wanted to say that you did a great job today to bring mums life alive once again even though only briefly.
I have not experienced a service like this before and I can see why Penny recommended you.
It was beautifully done. Much more a celebration and more personal.
Mike - Farnham Surrey
Funeral and Lasting Power of Attorneys 2018
After a long painful battle my Dad passed away. I contacted JLM Connects (having never arranged a funeral
before, I was totally green)! I have to say your head is a bit all over the place at this time. Julie could not have been
more helpful and led myself, along with my Brother and Sister, through the stages of what needed to be done.
Julie conducted our Dads service, and how beautiful it was. She has little caring touches that we had not seen before.
Our Mum is a very particular person and wanted everything to be just lovely for Dad. They had been together for 77
years and inseparable. Mum could not stop talking about the service. She was full of praise for Julie for conducting
such a beautiful flowing service. Julie also lead our chosen hymns. She stepped back from the mic and we heard a beautiful background soprano voice, which everyone appreciated. She has an efficient, caring, lovely way about her, and the service was beautifully written and spoken. Afterwards we discovered that her business partner Matt, could assist
Mum in the setting up Lasting Power of Attorneys. We hadn't realised just how important these are to have in place
for our Mum, and that they could be set up at a reasonable cost, due to Matt's assistance. We cannot praise
JLM Connects enough, and we asked them to put our thanks on their website.
Thank you so much, Gillian, Mum, Stephen, Jean and family.
Hi Julie, It was a pleasure to meet you and I just wanted to say a big thank you for the lovely service you did today for my Aunt. I was really nervous about today hoping that I would do her proud. But I needn't have worried as it was in good hands. Many thanks, Matt - East Grinstead
Hi Julie, I know I thanked you several times yesterday but I'm so pleased you were able to officiate at our Victoria's celebration of life . I just wanted to let you know everyone I chatted to afterwards were so complimentary about the way you conducted the service and how lovely everything was throughout. Thank you so much for all your help professionalism and kindness during a very difficult time for our family. Kindest regards,
Sue and family xxx- Littlehampton
Hi Julie, I attended a funeral conducted by yourself today and wanted to express my thanks for your thoughtful, kind and generous celebration today. You were so natural and able to put people at their ease in such an emotional situation. With the children you let them still be very much part of their contributions and we heard the words as coming
from them. A skill that comes from having real empathy. Thank you so much, With best wishes
Judith - Hove xxx
Dear Julie, I just wanted to say a big thank you for the service and also the compassionate and pragmatic guidance and support you have provided us through this challenging time. You gave Mum such a splendid send off by capturing her essence and delivering a heartfelt and joyous service....she would definitely have approved! You were a star.
Her send off all through the day could not have been better. I will always hold that in mind as it represented
what she stood for. Thank you so much again Julie, Abi - Jersey
Dear Julie, I want to thank you for the lovely service you conducted for my aunt Joyce's funeral. Your friendly manner made it seem as if you actually knew her, adding the humour that she would have appreciated and that was definitely appreciated by her family and friends. The service had the perfect balance of religious and secular elements and, although it sounds strange, we enjoyed celebrating Joyce's life in a way she chose and would have approved of.
Kind regards, Marie - Epsom
Hi Julie I wanted to thank you so much for mums funeral today the service was lovely and absolutely spot on I have had so much feed back from family and friends saying how much they enjoyed it and came out feeling uplifted. So again thanks very much from
Rod, Jean and Maureen - Littlehampton
Hi Julie, Thank you so much for the amazing Service you delivered. I have received some lovely comments.
One of my friends said she could have sat and listened to you all day : -) Collette - Ashington
Hello Julie, Thank you very much for the service you did for my parents, I have received such amazing feedback from family and friends attending most saying that they have never been to such a nice service. You listened and carried out my requests completely and it was better than I could ever have wished for, such a wonderful send off for my parents.
We raised £185 at the service for the Friends of Worthing Hospital which I have made up to £300.
Thank you again Julie. Kind Regards. Steve -Worthing
Hi Julie, Thank you for the lovely service for Cecil today, and also for my Dad's two weeks ago,
everyone remarked how lovely both services were! My Uncle Don in Australia said my Dad's service
was the best he had ever seen Kind regards, Steve -Lancing
Dear Julie, We just wanted you to know what a fantastic job you did yesterday at our Lara`s
funeral, your calm and reassuring manner helped us considerably. Your expert professional
skill in the way you conducted the event gave us a beautiful service, not only for us but for
all who attended. We had not heard of a Celebrant before, but we know now, and feel fortunate
that we got the best there is. Thank you so much. Regards.
Gary, Jenny, Julie, Jose - Lancing
Julie, So many complements about today. Everyone said that was one of the best funerals they had been to. You put it together and presented dads words so well Thankyou so much xxxx
Lesley - Worthing
Hello Julie, I cannot express my most grateful thanks for the way you portrayed my Fathers life and all the kind words you expressed. Everyone after the service said itt was the best Funeral/Cremation Service they had EVER attended'.
I will definitely recommend your services if I know of anyone that would like a celebrant style Service.
Gary - Worthing
Hi Julie, Just wanted to thank you for mums service today. We have had numerous compliments as to how personal the service was and that it felt very inclusive. We as a family are really pleased with how it went despite our loss and wanted to thank you for your professionalism in supporting us all. It felt like you were one of us.
Many thanks and best wishes
The Newman Family.
Morning Julie, Just a quick email from me and my family to say thank you so much for a lovely service for
our Grandad yesterday. Everything you said couldn't of been more perfect and I'm sure he was looking down
laughing at us all with what we had to say about him .
Thanks again, Emma
Hi Julie, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for making Spikes service so special and thank you for getting me started on my script. You gave me the confidence not only to finish it, but also the confidence to stand up and read it. It was such a lovely service from start to end. We had so many comments from guest saying how good you were and how you kept the service flowing nicely. We are so glad you were chosen as our celebrant and will highly recommend you to others.
Once again, thank you.
Craig and Woo.
Funeral and Probate 2017
Hi Julie, We would like to thank you for the excellent service you provided for us after Gills mothers death.
The service at Worthing Crem was professional and caring. We liked,very much, the way you delivered the eulogy by including the casket, a very nice touch. We were also very impressed with the service that Matt and yourself provided for probate which once again was extremely professional ,and in our case extremely quick. Once again many thanks.
If we had a rating system there would be 5 stars. All the very best for the future
Gill & John - Littlehampton
The service that you developed and presented for us was absolutely fabulous and the tone and depth touched all of those present in such a wonderful and very personal way. I think that I can say that we all took away a very special something that each will treasure and remember my Mum in a way that links the parting as something, yes, tinged with sadness, but also a joy of life so typical Mum's style of zest for seeing the positive in everything. Thank you so much.
Nikki, Dave, Nick and Don. - Estepona, Spain
Hi Julie, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making today a beautiful day for my Grandmother. She would have been so happy with the service – it was so fitting and yet so touching. Thank you so much. Today was a celebration – I can’t thank you enough. Best wishes,,
Nick - Lancing and Singapore
Dear Matt, Just to say thank you so much for helping me negotiate the Probate and Powers of Attorney etc etc upon the passing of John. It was nice to be able to hand it all over to you and know it was all being done correctly ! I will certainly recommend you to friends who may need this service. If you are round this way come and say hi!
Thanks for everything. Best wishes
Wyn -Liss Hampshire
Hi Julie, Just wanted to say a big thanks on behalf of myself and all Christine's family for the service today.
I had many comments from friends and family that it was the nicest service that they had attended.
So thanks once again, I don't think we could have wished for a better farewell to our Christine.
Dear Julie, I write to say a huge thank you for everything you did for us on the 22 June. Dad's funeral was everything we wanted it to be, and then some! Your words were so beautiful, and your dragonfly story was just right for the grandchildren. I really can't thank you enough - you turned a terrible day into a beautiful one with your professionalism and kindness. With very best wishes
Delyse and Phil - Worthing
Dear Julie, I just wanted to drop you a message to thank you for the lovely service you did for Grandad yesterday.
The bits you put in for the children were a lovely thought, and helped a lot with explaining things to James.
I think the whole service was exactly what Grandad would have wanted. Thanks again,
Rachel - Worthing
Hi Julie I would just like to thank you so much for the way you conducted the service for Phil - it was very uplifting. I have had a few letters saying what a wonderful celebration of phil's life and bearing in mind that you had never met him and spent a couple of hours with me it felt as though you had known us both. So thank you from all the family and myself - it certainly helped the day pass a little easier. Kind regards.
Avril - Littlehampton
We would also like to say a very big thank you for such a lovely service for our dad. Lots of people commented to us afterwards on how well it went. Dani
Hi Julie, Mum and all of us would like to say thank you so much for making a painful day so lovely.
Everyone commented how well you presented the service and a cousin of mine said he wished his dad's had been as touching. Folk kept going up to mum to say how good it was and that it was so related to Dad. I felt there was more laughter during the day than tears, which is what we all needed.
I was particularly impressed that you knew the words to 'Blue is the colour' and getting all the grandchildren involved.
We raised a glass to Dad when Chelsea won the league recently and mum even wore his Chelsea shirt in his honour.
Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Debbie & Jeanette- Worthing
Hi Julie, I just wanted to thank you for conducting my Mums funeral with such warmth and attention to detail.
It was a tough day but everyone in my family commented on how lovely the service was.
Kindest regards, Jacqui - Chichester
Hi Julie, we just wanted to say a big thank you to you for Mum's beautiful service. You put in a huge amount of work putting it all together exactly as we wanted it and we know Mum would have approved! You enabled us to give Mum
a send-off she would have been proud of, and that was of comfort to all her family and friends. If any funeral could be described as “wonderful”, that’s how we'll remember this one!
We were quite overwhelmed on the day with the number of people that attended and so many of them said what a wonderful service it had been. Thank you for all the hard work that you put in. It really meant so much to us all.
Best wishes, Tracy, Cindy, Clive and family - Southwick, Shoreham, Bognor
Dear Julie, Thank you for the wonderful job you did for me. Joan would have been so pleased with the Service it was just the way she would have wanted. ,All our Friends said how good they thought you were . Kind Regards,
John - Rustington
We just wanted to a say a very big thank you for making yesterday's service so special. It really was perfect - thank you. You made our words into something personal and everyone said what a lovely service it was. We certainly gave our mum a good send-off! . We know you put in a lot of hard work and your kind, professional manner really helped us all. We received positive feedback from many of the attendees which was also really nice. Thanks again, with best wishes.
Nick, Terry and Lindsay - Worthing xx
Hi Julie, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to make my dad's funeral such a special day. You were so kind and helpful. I can't thank you enough.
Kind regards, Joanna - Shoreham
Hi Julie, just wanted to say a huge thank you for making the celebration of my darling Graham's life so special for me, my daughters, my grandchildren and everyone who loved Graham so much. You were so perfect, just what I wanted for
him, the comments were amazing, if that is the right wording. Everyone said it was the most special dedication for Graham, You are truly a special lady, again thank you so much for helping us through such a heartbreaking time.
Liz - Worthing, xxx
Dear Julie, Just wanted to say thank you so much for today. You led a lovely service which was very much appreciated by all of us. Thank you for your special words to my children which I think really helped.
So thank you again for making a very sad time very special
Donna - Godalming, Surrey
Julie, Thank you for such a beautiful service our mum would have loved it. You did amazing we won't ever forget it.
Saffron, Tiffini and Charley - Lancing
Elaine DellWed, 6 Jan, 19:52
I just wanted to say a big thank you for today. You made my mum’s farewell so special and personal, as if you had known her; it meant such a lot to all of us. The service was a wonderful celebration of mum’s life.
Thank you for your kindness, your patience and understanding.