Chichester funeral celebrant nominated for industry award

Chichester-based funeral celebrant Caroline James has been nominated in the Rising Star category for the 2021 The Celebrant Industry Awards hosted by The Celebrant Directory.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 12:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 3:28 pm
Funeral celebrant Caroline James has been nominated for the Rising Star award (Credit:

As an industry first, these awards are set to recognise those delivering excellence as nominated by fellow celebrant colleagues, industry suppliers and families.

The celebrant, who runs Caroline James Farewells & Funerals, also collaborates with James Birkett of The Meadows Pet Crematorium to offer pet funerals.

The Rising Star category is for celebrants who are new to the industry and is an award designed ultimately to recognise the achievements of the best up and coming celebrant on the scene today.

Caroline said: “I was completely stunned to receive this nomination – I can’t tell you how much it means to me for someone to have taken the trouble to do so. Working with the bereaved is the most rewarding job I have ever had.”

Voting opens to the public on Monday, May 17 to Friday, May 21, before being reviewed and judged by an independent panel made up of industry experts.

The winners will be announced and notified on Monday, May 31.

To find out more about The Celebrant Industry Awards, and to take part in the public vote, visit: