Uckfield civil celebrant Patricia Bentley loves her role and talks here about how she helps one particular family celebrate the big occasions in life.
“It is always an honour to be asked to help celebrate the arrival of a new baby. Sometimes a ceremony is for older children, occasionally it is to acknowledge a new step-parent in the life of a child, and sometimes when a new baby has arrived, the baby’s parents choose to celebrate their other children as well.
“It is always a real privilege but imagine when we have honoured a lovely new baby and then a couple of years later her parents call me and ask me to help celebrate their next child.
“This is what happened with Darcey, whose ceremony I conducted on May 24, 2015, at the amazing All Saints chapel in Eastbourne.
“An engaging little girl, Darcey was the third child for her mum. Her two elder brothers, William and George, were totally enchanted by her, and now they have Ruby in their lives.
“Ruby’s ceremony in July will be a celebration of a lovely family unit. You will see why I love my job as a Celebrant. I am involved in the lives of lovely people; baby namings, renewal of vows and funerals. Why wouldn’t I be proud.”