About Andy Ison

Andrew Ison – Humanist and Non-religious Ceremonies

My name is Andrew Ison and, as a celebrant with Humanists UK, I am available to lead ceremonies in Yorkshire and the north of England – and I’m willing to travel much further if it can be arranged.  I am a thoughtful, creative and dynamic person with a wide experience of public speaking, script writing and as a leader of ceremonies.

Through the training offered by Humanists UK, I am qualified as a celebrant of weddings and partnerships, namings and funerals. Over the last few years, it has been my honour and privilege to prepare and lead a wide range of ceremonies for people who seek to celebrate life in a way which is honest and relevant. It has been such a positive and rewarding experience to support people who have no religious faith but want to mark the great milestones of life in a public and meaningful way.

In such ceremonies, people offer themselves to each other in the presence of their families and friends – and it is wonderful when such an event can use the words, symbols, music and places that mean something to you, the couple. I aim to create such a ceremony in partnership with you, leading a celebration that expresses all that you want to share with each other on such an important day.

Humanist and non-religious ceremonies are powerful, diverse and creative experiences. Working in partnership, we create memories which rich in symbolism in language so that they can truly celebrate the occasion be it the commitment of marriage, the joy of a naming or the sadness of a funeral. Ceremonies can be supportive and uplifting, quiet and reflective, emotional and funny – but they are always unique occasions which touch the lives of all who attend.

I am also more than happy to plan and lead other celebrations for you, your family and your friends, such as anniversaries, renewal of vows, recovery from an operation or illness, adoption, coming of age, birthdays, funerals for pets, memorial services or any range of other milestones which are important to you.

I would be delighted to be able to be a part of any of your celebrations and ceremonies so, if you would like to know more, please read through the pages of this site and contact me for further details.


email: andy_ison@hotmail.com

Mobile: 07522 553491