Inspirational Celebrant School Director, Mary Hancock, retires

April 27, 2016
xxxxxxxxxx Mary Hancock, the first NZ Celebrant School Director

xxxxxxxxxxx Mary Hancock, the NZ first Celebrant School Director

After 20 years of service, the founder and first Director of the New Zealand’s Celebrant School, Mary Hancock has retired.

Celebrants dance with Mary and Katherine

Celebrants dance with Mary and Katherine

She passed on her Mantle in a very special ceremony at Davis’ Funeral Parlour in Henderson.

Katherine Fraser succeeds Mary as the second Director of the NZ Celebrant School.

Celebrants from every year of her service gathered to wish her well, party and enjoy a sumptuous supper together.

There are over a thousand trained celebrants practising throughout the country who were trained by Mary.

Mary was the person who set the high standards Kiwi celebrants are internationally renowned for.

Katherine Fraser accepting the mantle as the second Director of the NZ Celebrants' School, 16 April, 2016

Katherine Fraser accepting the mantle as the second Director of the NZ Celebrants’ School, 16 April, 2016

We wish you well in your retirement, Mary.