Imagine a ceremony that marks a major life event in a way that is personal, sincere, and honest. Perhaps welcoming a much-loved baby to the world with a bespoke naming ceremony. Or celebrating a couple’s marriage in a way that is warm and genuine, that’s about the two of them and their relationship, and is full of laughter – and perhaps a few tears too. Or a funeral or memorial ceremony that focuses on the person who had died and the life they led – not on the idea of an afterlife – and provides a dignified and sincere way of saying goodbye.
Humanists UK trains and accredits celebrants to lead humanist, non-religious ceremonies across the UK. There are around 30 celebrants in southeast London and you can contact them via the Humanist Ceremonies website and the “Find a Celebrant” function.