“I would recommend Richard without hesitation” *
A humanist ceremony is an expression of what it means to be a human being.
Everyone is different, there’s no-one like you anywhere in the world, there never has been and there never will be. Which is why no-one should have an off-the-shelf ceremony. Like all BHA Accredited Celebrants I’ll strive to make your ceremony personal, meaningful and appropriate.
Being a celebrant is a practical expression of my humanist beliefs – do unto others as you would be done by (you may have heard that somewhere else but it predates Christianity), we’re all in this together, we’ve got one life – let’s make the most of it !
I think it’s pretty unlikely that there’s anyone up there looking after us – so it’s down to us, as individuals and as a community, to try to live the best life we can.
I’m married with a large and much-loved extended family.
I’ve had a number of jobs in my life, including working in photography, aerospace, adult education, manufacturing and latterly running my own software consultancy.
My interests are very wide and varied, from theatre to motorcycling, music (I’m a bass guitarist) to travel. In my younger days I scuba-dived and sailed the Pacific. Nowadays I’m more inclined to take a good long walk !
Here’s a video about Humanist Ceremonies by Steven Fry.
* quoted from feedback sent to the BHA.