Alison O’Grady

I conduct ceremonies which celebrate and mark significant life events with something tailor made for you. They can be formal or informal, using the words you choose or words written especially for you. Rather than slotting your names into the appropriate gaps in a standard service, a humanist ceremony is unique and personal to you.

You may wish to remember a life, have a highly personal wedding ceremony, or welcome a baby into the world. Humanist ceremonies provide you with the opportunity to do this.

Humanist weddings are marriage or partnership ceremonies conducted in the way you would like, in the venue of your choice, using your ideas and words.
Humanist funerals are non-religious ceremonies that remember and celebrate a life in a highly personalised way.
Humanist baby namings are a lovely way of welcoming a child into the family and into the world.

I live in rural Herefordshire and am available to conduct funeral ceremonies in Herefordshire, Powys, Mid Wales, Gloucestershire and Shropshire, and to travel further afield for weddings and namings.
I’m happy to discuss any ceremony by phone or email, and then expect to meet face to face to plan the ceremony, to make it absolutely personal and bespoke for you and for others involved.

Humanist ceremonies offer the opportunity to mark important life events

My contact details are as follows:

T: 01544 327597

M: 07557 057794


I’m on Instagram: @alisonogradycelebrant

and on facebook: @alisonogradycelebrant

And a little about me, so you have a sense of what makes me tick before approaching me to take a ceremony for you! I have worked in the public sector throughout my career, responsible for running mental health services for many years. This has given me a very positive experience of dealing with people from all walks of life, from a range of cultures and with differing beliefs.

We moved to rural Herefordshire a few years ago to live life at a slower pace, and feel very lucky that we have settled here –a very beautiful part of the UK. I am married and we have two adult sons who both live in London.

I am a keen walker and cyclist, and spend as much time as I can out in the back lanes and hills of our local area. We also enjoy walking and cycling on the continent when time allows. I’m a learner gardener and a dog owner with two lovely spaniels. My husband is a great home cook, and I’m a great eater and foodie: the perfect match !