About Bob Bury

Bob Bury

I’m a recently retired NHS radiologist, and I completed my training as a humanist celebrant in 2011. I became a humanist at the advanced age of 42, having managed to convince myself until then that I was a believer. The sense of liberation was enormous, and since then, my humanism has become increasingly important to me. When I retired, I decided it was time to do something to give expression to its central role in my life, and training as a humanist celebrant seemed to be natural thing to do. Hopefully, my medical experience of talking with patients and their relatives during life will help me in dealing with bereaved families, and it is a privilege to be invited to help them through this difficult time.


There is an increasing demand for non-religious funerals, and I think it is important that families have access to a meaningful ceremony which combines a dignified and respectful farewell to their loved one with the ability to tailor the ceremony to their individual needs. Humanist ceremonies offer exactly that, so please contact me if you wish to discuss this further (even if you only want advice on what is available, and how to plan a funeral without necessarily committing to me as a celebrant).