The essential transitions in our lives all need marking in some way, with a ceremony and involving the people round us. The White Chair provides ceremonies for these occasions: baby-namings to welcome a new life into our world, funerals to say our farewells and prepare for a changed future. 

A White Chair ceremony is planned by you, the family and friends, with support from me. It will be unique to the people involved, with whatever tributes, rituals, music and readings best reflect your values.

Why The White Chair? It's the title of a lovely poem by the late Ken Smith, which you can read here.


Big sea with figure 2009

All paintings by Garry Kennard,, reproduced by kind permission of the artist.