WelcomeJill Hosken Bayside Marriage Celebrant

As a Funeral and Registered Marriage Celebrant based in Bayside Melbourne, I am privileged to have been invited to assist hundreds of couples and families as they celebrate and mark significant occasions and transitions in their lives - be it marriages, funerals or namings.  

I have been connected to the Bayside area all my life and have been very fortunate to be married to Pete for 42 years who has encouraged me to pursue a number of careers culminating in this most rewarding and fulfilling role serving the community for the past 13 years as a Civil Celebrant.  

I am blessed to have two wonderful children who have also encouraged and supported me, three gorgeous granddaughters who keep me on my toes, acquired a wonderful son-in-law and still have my 90 year old Mum in my life, so family is very important to me.

Ceremonies give us the opportunity to be still in the busy-ness of life, to reflect and to acknowledge the importance of relationships, friends and family which are the foundation of our society. They also give us the opportunity to express joy, love and gratitude and to create a time for sharing be they welcomes, unions or farewells. 

Everyone has a story and I am blessed to be a part of the process of sharing that story at various transitions.

 An empathetic listener with an eye for detail, I am told that my communication style is warm, compassionate and engaging.  

I am honoured to be able to work with couples and families to help create personalised ceremonies that are remembered for the right reasons - I would love the opportunity to share YOUR story!

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