Funeral Celebrant Course
Funeral Celebrant Course
starting Wednesday 1st March - an online combination of evening and weekend sessions

This course is designed for those who wish to be competent to design ceremonies for funerals and memorials and confidently officiate as the funeral celebrant at these events. It also provides an opportunity for continuing education for experienced funeral celebrants to explore new dimensions in their work, and other practising celebrants who decide they are ready to move into this area. This course will be delivered entirely by Zoom, which has the benefit of increasing the capacity of students to incorporate such technologies in their ceremonial kete.

Wednesday 1 March: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Wednesday 8 March: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Wednesday 15 March: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Wednesday 22 March: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Wednesday 29 March: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday 1 April: 9:00am-2.30pm  [Please note: the weekend times may be adjusted depending on group size]
To allow students adequate precourse preparation time and smooth administration, we prefer enrolments to be confirmed at least one week prior to course commencement. After this date a 10% surcharge will be incurred, so please do enrol early!
$699.00 incl. GST Add to cart
Marriage Celebrant Essentials
Marriage Celebrant Essentials
starting 1 December 2022 - Now full but a new series is available

By popular demand, we are squeezing one more of this very popular, on-line, short course in before the wedding season is in full swing. It provides all the essentials for starting out on the right foot as a marriage celebrant. It ensures a thorough knowledge of the legalities imposed by the Marriage Act and recent changes affecting celebrants. You will be well set up for applying or renewing your appointment with BDM, and dealing with the tricky legal questions that invariably arise in a public role. You will learn about designing ceremonies at the simpler end of the spectrum. To enable smooth processing of enrolments and adequate time for pre-course student preparation, we prefer enrolments at least one week before course commencement. Enrolments after this date incur a 10% surcharge.

Those interested in crafting fully-personalised and more complex ceremonies will be invited to continue into our more advanced module Marriage Celebrant Mastery.

Thursday 1 December:  7:00pm-9:30pm

Thursday 8 December: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Thursday 15 December: 7:00pm-9:30pm

 

 

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Down to Earth – The Changing Funeral Needs of a Changing Society
Down to Earth – The Changing Funeral Needs of a Changing Society
by Marian Barnes

Marian was a long-time campaigner for the right of non-religious people to have secular funerals.

This book was first published in 1991, and demand was so high when it went out-of-print,  that she made it available for copying and distribution by The Celebrant School. This extremely thorough resource is a funeral classic, covers everything from the historic antecedents of the contemporary funeral, through funerals vs memorials, lowering vs not lowering the casket, considerations around death notices in newspapers, a sample funeral, readings and much more.

A highly recommended resource, this is copied and spiral bound.

$32.00 incl. GST Add to cart
Honouring Our  Loved Ones
Honouring Our Loved Ones
by Brian Malcouronne

This edition, published in 2014, contains notes and resources for funeral celebrants, families and friends. Brian was a local author and spiritual director, so writes from the New Zealand perspective.

The book is available exclusively through The Celebrant School by kind permission of Liz Malcouronne.

NB: Stocks are low.

$39.00 incl. GST Add to cart
Ceremony and Celebration – Foundation Course
Ceremony and Celebration – Foundation Course
11/12 & 18/19 February 2023 ( online in weekends)

This is recommended as the first course to undertake for the Certificate in Celebrant Studies (although other entry points are possible). It establishes a firm understanding of the nature of ceremony and ritual and the role of the celebrant in Aotearoa-New Zealand, builds essential writing and delivery skills, and provides a framework for the planning and design of a broad range of contemporary ceremonies.

Weekend 11 & 12 February    9.00am – 4:00pm  each day
Weekend 18 & 19 February    9:00am – 1.00pm each day
Note: We are delivering this programme fully by Zoom. Be assured that Winnie Duggan, who facilitates this course, has mastered how to keep you so engaged that time will fly on Zoom.  Feedback from past participants suggests you’ll even enjoy it!
To enable smooth processing of enrolments and adequate time for pre-course student preparation, we prefer enrolments at least one week before course commencement. Enrolments after this date incur a 10% surcharge. Please enrol early!
$699.00 incl. GST Add to cart
Fresh Perspectives on Funerals in Covid Times
Fresh Perspectives on Funerals in Covid Times
Workshop recording

Funerals have been perhaps the most disrupted ceremony during the Covid pandemic. Celebrants have responded in creative ways to assist families in finding respectful, loving and appropriate ways to mark the passing of a loved one.

This workshop, facilitated by Winnie Duggan, brought celebrants together to share experiences and refresh ideas. For those who missed the session in November 2021, this video records the 3 main presentations by Winnie (Wellington), Sam Bennett (Taranaki), and Laura Manson (Golden Bay). They illustrate how celebrants have needed to find new ways to engage with clients and assist them mark the death of a family member.

NB: The Covid specific information shared back in November 2021 has since been updated, so check the Government website for current guidelines.

$30.00 incl. GST Add to cart
Marriage Celebrant Essentials
Marriage Celebrant Essentials
starting 24 January 2023 - Now full but next one open in March

This very popular, on-line, short course provides all the essentials for starting out on the right foot as a marriage celebrant. It ensures a thorough knowledge of the legalities imposed by the Marriage Act and recent changes affecting celebrants. You will be well set up for applying or renewing your appointment with BDM, and dealing with the tricky legal questions that invariably arise in a public role. You will learn about designing ceremonies at the simpler end of the spectrum.

This course will flow onto Ceremony and Celebrations the following weekend. This is highly recommended and provides a thorough foundation for working as a celebrant.

To enable smooth processing of enrolments and adequate time for pre-course student preparation, we prefer enrolments at least one week before course commencement. Enrolments after this date incur a 10% surcharge.

Those interested in crafting fully-personalised marriage ceremonies will be invited to continue into our more advanced module Marriage Celebrant Mastery later in the year.

Tuesday 24 January:  7:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday 31 January: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday 7 February: 7:00pm-9:30pm

THIS COURSE FILLS QUICKLY! Enrol now to secure your place.

 

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Marriage Celebrant Essentials
Marriage Celebrant Essentials
3 evening Zoom sessions starting 2nd March 2023 (Online Short Course)

This very popular, on-line, short course provides all the essentials for starting out on the right foot as a marriage celebrant. It ensures a thorough knowledge of the legalities imposed by the Marriage Act and recent changes affecting celebrants. You will be well set up for applying or renewing your appointment with BDM, and dealing with the tricky legal questions that invariably arise in a public role. You will learn about designing ceremonies at the simpler end of the spectrum.

This course will flow onto Ceremony and Celebrations the following weekend. This is highly recommended and provides a thorough foundation for working as a celebrant.

To enable smooth processing of enrolments and adequate time for pre-course student preparation, we prefer enrolments at least one week before course commencement. Enrolments after this date incur a 10% surcharge.

Those interested in crafting fully-personalised marriage ceremonies will be invited to continue into our more advanced module Marriage Celebrant Mastery later in the year.

Thursday 2 March:  7:00pm-9:30pm

Thursday 9 March: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Thursday 16 March: 7:00pm-9:30pm

THIS COURSE FILLS QUICKLY! Enrol now to secure your place.

 

$299.00 incl. GST Add to cart