Christine Berrisford

Bespoke Ceremonies – Your day, celebrated your way.

Personal, non-religious wedding, funeral & naming 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 nine years of positive client feedback, the service I offer might be just what you’re looking for.

I work closely with each of my clients, to create ceremonies that mark important life events – happy or sad – in a way that’s authentic, personal, meaningful and inclusive.





Proud to be an offical partner and recommended celebrant of:  

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Proud to be recommended celebrant of:


I’m trained, accredited and insured by © Humanists UK 2017, as part of their HUMANIST CEREMONIES™ network.

This guarantees that you will 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 I’m part of a local network of colleagues, who support each other and step in if things take a turn for the unexpected!

I also choose to limit the number of ceremonies I do each year; I’m much more interested in quality, than I am in quantity!



I LOVE my work as a Celebrant – it’s a privilege to offer people the opportunity to mark important occasions and milestones in their lives, in exactly the manner and style they wish.



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.


My services 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 renewal of vows, adoption ceremonies, blending of families, trans & non-binary re-naming ceremonies, coming of age, milestone birthdays, recovery from ill health.



Equality and inclusion are a total no brainer for me.

I welcome enquiries from everyone who’s of age! 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.  I read, listen, discuss and constantly reflect in order to expand my knowledge, reflect on my priviledge and increase my understanding of different lived experiences, in order to improve my service to people.   I continually work to be a better ally.

I’m 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.



If this sounds like what you’re looking for in a celebrant, get in touch in any of the usual ways: telephone, email and text with any initial enquiries.

I look forward to meeting you.


Christine Berrisford  (she/her)                                         

Mobile 07516683323

Landline 0113 2662231

Skype: christineberrisford1


“If Carlsberg made Celebrants”!!! N & M Spring 2018