Christine Berrisford

Bespoke Ceremonies

Your day, celebrated your way.

Personal, non-religious, wedding or committment ceremonies, namings and re-namings, funeral & memorial ceremonies in Leeds, Scarborough and the surrounding Yorkshire area.

If you’re looking for a down to earth celebrant, with a wealth of experience and eleven years of positive client feedback, the service I offer might be just the ticket.

Working collaboratively and being led by you means I’m able to create ceremonies that mark important life events – happy or sad – in a way that’s authentic, personal, meaningful and inclusive.



Get in touch with any initial enquiries:



Need a little more info?  Read on…



You can rest assured about the standard of the work you’ll receive. I’m trained, accredited and insured by © Humanists UK 2017, as part of their HUMANIST CEREMONIES™ network.

This guarantees that you’ll get the quality services of a professional, who’s undertaken a rigorous training and assessment programme, is required to participate in regular CPD activities every year and is observed conducting each of their ceremony types, once every three years, by a colleague.

In addition, it means you can rely on a local network of colleagues, who support each other and step in if things take a turn for the unexpected!

Interested in quality over quantity? I choose to limit the number of ceremonies I do each year, so you’ll get my full attention.



For an insight into what you can expect if you choose me as your celebrant, please have a look at the information on my WEDDING , NAMING and Funerals pages, where you’ll also find lots of feedback and photos from previous clients – it’ll give you a real flavour of what I do.

You can find pricing information HERE.



Equality, equity and inclusion are a total no brainer for me.

Enquiries are welcomed from everyone. Your sexuality, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, cultural or religious heritage should not be a barrier to you marking an important event in exactly the way you want to.

My aim is always to treat people as I would like to be treated – with respect.  It’s your ceremony, so you’ll let me know if there’s something I need to consider, include or adapt to make it inclusive of and accessible to you and yours and I’ll adjust accordingly. I work always to be a better ally .

I was proud to be a founding member of supporting their #YouDontNeedToAskHere campaign.

I’m also very pleased to be an alumni of the Trans Ally Training provided by Stonewall; supporting their #comeoutfortransequality campaign and their work towards acceptance without exception.



The services you could use me for go beyond Weddings, Funerals and Naming ceremonies for children and include – but are not limited to – writing scripts for and leading on all your milestone celebrations; for example commitment ceremonies, renewal of vows, adoption ceremonies, blending of families, trans & non-binary re-naming ceremonies, coming of age, milestone birthdays, recovery from ill health.



I look forward to meeting you.

Christine Berrisford  (she/her)                                         

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