Guy Otten


Non-religious people have human needs (just like religious people), particularly around the major events in life and death. These include the need to mark these major events in an appropriate ceremony.  Some might call these ‘spiritual’ needs, but I see them as human – without any transcendental element.

After many years in the legal profession (finishing as a tribunal judge), I decided in 2011 to retire and reinvent myself  – training as a humanist celebrant. I am active in humanism and currently secretary of Greater Manchester Humanists and a member of the Board of Trustees of the British Humanist Association.

I live in Stockport and have been a humanist since the mid 1990s. This was after many years of reading and thinking about the evidence for God’s existence.

I prepare and conduct Weddings, Namings and Funerals. I also address meetings about humanism and other matters.

Contact me on 07793047887 or on