Ceremonies

Humanist Ceremonies

Most of us want to mark important events in our lives such as births, marriages and partnerships as well as to commemorate people we have loved when they die. For those of us with no religious belief it’s important that we can mark these occasions with honesty, warmth and affection, using words and music that are personal and appropriate to the lives and the people involved.

Every humanist ceremony:

  • is special, created specifically for the people involved
  • based on shared human values but with no religious elements
  • focuses on the occasion and the people involved
  • has no strict rules beyond basic legal requirements
  • will ensure the occasion is exactly what you and your family want.

Humanist Ceremonies™ is our network of trained and accredited Humanist celebrants throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For celebrants in Scotland, please consult the Humanist Society of Scotland.

  • Humanist Namings

Have a Humanist naming ceremony to welcome the arrival of a baby, an adopted child or new step-children into your family.

  • Humanist Weddings or Partnerships

Celebrate your marriage, partnership or a reaffirmation of your commitment with a Humanist wedding, partnership or affirmation ceremony.

  • Humanist Funerals and Memorials

Celebrate and mourn the life of someone who has died. By choosing a Humanist funeral or memorial you can commemorate them and share the memories they have left behind without any religious committal to an ‘after-life’.

  • Find a Humanist Celebrant

Search for your nearest Humanist celebrant for any of the above services.

Read about the fees for Humanist Ceremonies™.

  • Becoming a Humanist Celebrant

Could you conduct Humanist ceremonies and be part of the BHA’s Humanist Ceremonies™ network?

  • Ceremonies Publications

Find out more about Humanist Ceremonies™ from books and leaflets published by the BHA.

Contact Humanist Ceremonies™

For further information or enquiries, please contact by email [email protected], or by phone on 020 7324 3060.

Or, for more information on non-religious Humanist Ceremonies please see:

Non-Religious Funerals | Non-Religious Weddings | Non-Religious Naming

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