I am an accredited humanist celebrant who leads non religious ceremonies in Bristol and Bath. I conduct humanist funerals and memorial services; and I also lead humanist wedding and partnership ceremonies.
I have worked as a communications professional all my working life, including many years as a communications manager within the NHS. I have also worked as a freelance communications consultant, for local and national voluntary organisations, both in the UK and abroad. I now work as a celebrant, alongside working as a Communications & Fundraising Manager for a local carers’ charity.
Funerals and memorial services
Families often choose a humanist funeral when the person who has died had no particular religious belief, though they might not necessarily have called themselves a humanist. A humanist funeral gives family and friends the opportunity to share their grief and acknowledge the loss of someone they loved, placing the personal tribute at the centre of the ceremony. It is a chance to remember someone with affection, sincerity and respect, capturing their life and their personality in a ceremony that is personal and appropriate.
Weddings and partnership ceremonies
Most couples choose a humanist ceremony because they want something really special that will be shared by friends and family. Many couples complete the legal formalities first, obtaining a civil marriage certificate at a Register Office. But they regard their humanist wedding or partnership ceremony as the one which truly marks their life-long commitment to each other.