Caritas Ceremonies

Personalised Ceremonies Unique To You

15 Wansbeck Court, Peterlee, SR8 1EY Directions

   Open 24 Hours

Business overview

As an independent celebrant working around the North East, i specialise in personalised ceremonies unique to you from Northumberland to North Yorkshire.

I live in Peterlee, County Durham and will be happy to conduct ceremonies across the region. I have attended professional training with The UK College of Celebrants. After thirty years in the NHS as a Nurse, Health Visitor and Community Health Specialist. I bring with me a wealth of experience of working within the public, private and voluntary sectors and most importantly - family. You can be assured of a professional service delivered in a supportive, sensitive and meaningful way. I will work closely with you to ensure your ceremony reflects you, your beliefs and what is important to you. I will support you through the process of finding the appropriate words, music and symbols that will reflect who you are and what you want to express. I will help you structure the ceremony so it flows in a meaningful way to you. I will do all that I can, to ensure your ceremony is calm and respectful and I will coordinate the contributions of other people. I am flexible and can help you create a ceremony which is entirely personal to you or one which has some traditional elements. Marking important times in our lives with a ceremony is a key part of our human experience. I will work closely with you to ensure your ceremony, whether it to be the celebration of a marriage, civil partnership, a vow renewal or of your commitment to one another, is everything you would want it to be. As these ceremonies are not part of the legal registration of a marriage or partnership they can be held just about anywhere. The club where you first met, on the beach or in the garden. Together we can explore the possibilities and I will support you to create the ceremony that reflects who you are as people and your commitment to each other.

Handfasting and Sand Ceremony etc

Weddings from £400

Renewal of Vows from £400


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Wedding Ceremony
From £400 - 500
Renewal of Vows
From £400 - 500
Baby Naming
From £400 - 500
From £200 - 200

Products & Services

Baby Naming

Celebration of Adoption

Commitment Ceremonies

Civil Partnerships

Wedding Ceremonies

Vow Renewal



Celebrations of a Loved Ones Life

Name Giving - for older children

Non-Religious Funerals


Very professional, patient and showed a great sense of responsibility

Before we met Joanne, we had no idea about the wedding process. She gave us lots of advice regarding the ceremony and listen patiently to our needs. She also recommend songs for our ceremony after knowing our requirements. she was very professional, patient and showed a great sense of responsibility which allowed our wedding ceremony to be perfect and unforgettable.
I would recommend her to all my friends who are getting married.
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Mum's Funeral

Joanne was wonderful as the celebrant for my Mum's recent funeral.
During the preparation stages she helped guide me with the structure of the ceremony, readings and music choices.
The eulogy was touching and funny, yet respectful.
I would thoroughly recommend Joanne.
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Perfect for us

We cannot thank Joanne enough for making our wedding ceremony so uniquely perfect for us! The idea of a wedding celebrant was new to us and as we found out more, it turned out to be exactly what we wanted.

Joanne was wonderful, organised and reassuring. She so patiently took us through the process of writing a script and though we kept some of the traditional elements, it made it so special to incorporate more about us and our unity and Joanne helped to bring this together beautifully.

Thank you Joanne for bringing such positivity to our day and for doing all of this during COVID.

Stephen and Ashleigh x
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Friends Funeral

100% would recommend Joanne.
She was kind, caring, but she made my friends funeral service so personal. It was beautiful it was so touching it made you laugh cry and smile.
Thankyou Again Joanne
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Best Friend

Thankyou Joanne D Benson for the beautiful service you gave for my best friend, it was very fitting and a beautiful tribute to her x
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