Mary-Anne McAllum

About Mary-Anne McAllum


Phone: 0276206200


I grew up in Tariki and have family connections throughout Taranaki. Having conducted ceremonies elsewhere in New Zealand, I have come home ready to work for and support my community.

As an independent registered celebrant, I have officiated at funeral services, memorials, marriages, and life celebrations. My background includes working in multicultural and gender-diverse situations where I gained an appreciation for the wonderful range of people within our communities. I am familiar with life and death in town and rural situations, the nature of loss, and the different ways in which we react to and manage our sorrow and grieving.

I will listen with respect and empathy to your needs and wishes and will work sensitively to craft a service that represents and celebrates your loved one’s life, acknowledges your loss, and wraps support around you, your family and friends. I will communicate with you through face to face meetings, email, and phone calls to ensure you are happy with the service. I am here to work with you and alongside you to facilitate a meaningful farewell for your loved one.

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Mary-Anne McAllum