Jessika Hulbert

Empathetic, individual, unique

My name is Jessika Hulbert. I am an independent Funeral Celebrant based on the Kent and Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells. It is a privilege to work with the bereaved and I am passionate about what I do. I am mother of four (two at home) and wife to Peter (an architect).
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What I Do

As a Funeral Celebrant, I create a service to include whatever elements are important to the family and friends concerned. I carefully listen to what is required from a service, and through detailed discussion learn about the deceased. An order of service is then created, which may include readings, poems, music, memories and prayers and only when all concerned are happy, will the final draft be agreed. All elements of the funeral service are organised with sensitivity and the utmost attention to detail. I collaborate closely with family and friends of the deceased and funeral directors to ensure that a unique and beautiful final tribute can be created, which conveys the essence of the life that was lived.
Funeral services - £250-300 + travel expenses
Memorials - from £350 + travel expenses

Get In Touch

Please call me on 07899 917442 or tap the button below to send a message.
You can also find me on Facebook.

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Areas covered:

Kent, Sussex, Surrey, London
- further afield if required

Blog Posts

  • Jess Hulbert in jeans and leather jacket - appropriate dress code for Frank's funeral.


    About Frank

    As well as being a husband, a father, and a grandfather - he was a biker too! And a master machine driver!! Not all funerals have to be formal, and some require different outfits. This one definitely needed my old leather jacket and a lot of grit. Around 300 people…

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    A Tribute to Ruth

    I had the honour of officiating at the service of the late Ruth Lauretta Badger last week. It was a beautiful service, full of laughter and tears, song and poetry - she loved literature, music, politics and was fiercely protective of her family. She lived life completely, wholly and passionately.…

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    Close To Tears

    I take a deep breath and lead you in,Carried by strong arms, the pain dented on their shoulders relieving pain.You are placed reverently onto the stand that will take you to your final release,But not until I have stood in front of all your peopleThose you have loved and borne…

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    Coping With Loss, Funerals

    A Ceremony to Remember

    I had the honour of conducting a service for a gentleman who had been a very big part of many people’s lives. He was the owner and head chef of a Thai restaurant. His family wanted a ceremony that would include his Buddhist belief system and be accessible to the…

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    Coping With Loss, Funerals

    Say it with Hops

    Say it with Flowers is perhaps an overused phrase nowadays; in the funeral world flowers really do speak words. I read (in Creative Review) that the Say it with Flowers slogan was created in the US back in 1917 by the Florists’ Telegraph Delivery Association (FTD). “As the FTD went…

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    Reflections of a Celebrant

    As we approach a new school year, I thought it was time to look back over the last. I started work as a Celebrant over a year ago and I’m relieved to note that I no longer have that first funeral feeling – like a new pupil turning up wearing…

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