A celebrant accredited by Humanists UK, I conduct Humanist and non-religious ceremonies in Christchurch, the New Forest, south Hampshire, east Dorset and beyond.
As a Humanist I believe we have one life; and should endeavour to live that life well. Nevertheless, I recognise that, like me, you may have just as strong a desire for ‘ritual’ in namings, weddings and funerals as Christians and other believers. This was one of the main reasons that attracted me to become a celebrant. Humanist ceremonies provide such ritual without God, without dogma and without the routine, impersonal words.
Every naming, wedding or funeral ceremony I prepare is different. Each one is unique to the child, the couple or to the loved one who has died. I work with you to craft a unique ceremony that welcomes your child to the world; that captures and reflects the hopes and dreams you have as a couple for your future together; or the distinctive qualities of your loved one as you celebrate their life.
With more than a quarter-century of experience as a trainer and business advisor – and as a parent and grandfather – I have the empathy, as well as the listening, writing and public-speaking skills to compose and present unique ceremonies.
I am part of a local group of colleagues who support each other and are able to provide a reliable and professional service. Between us we can ensure there is always a Humanist celebrant available to conduct ceremonies for families or couples in this area. You can find links to some of them on the right… and you can also find more on our Facebook page Wessex Celebrants…
“I have learned many things, and one of the most valuable has been that what some people call Christian values are in fact human values, and it is a mistake to think that religion and morality are synonymous and that atheists and agnostics are somehow less moral than believers.” Ludovic Kennedy