Sue Gill – Biography


Born in Yorkshire and educated in Hull and Cambridge.

After working as Head Teacher of the smallest village school in remote North Yorkshire and lecturing in Bradford Art College Sue evolved to be:

An author,
Performer,
Secular celebrant,
Cook,
Saxophonist,
Truck driver.

Co founder of Welfare State International (1968-2006)
and grandmother.

After WSI was archived she was, for one year, Director of Ceremonies
for Lanternhouse International.

From 1998-2006 course leader for WSI's groundbreaking MA in Cultural Performance created in partnership with Bristol University.

Honorary Fellow of the University of Cumbria.

Invited to be Celebrant for the Ceremony of Remembrance for Great Ormond Street Hospital (2001)

Co-author of the Dead Good Guides  - books on Funerals and Baby Namings.

Presently leads Rites of Passage Summer Schools across the UK with Gilly Adams, and works as a secular celebrant for weddings and naming ceremonies and funeral officiant, particularly for woodland burials.