About Simon Binns

Simon Binns has been a celebrant since 2008.

I work mostly on the south coast, in East and West Sussex from Newhaven and Eastbourne to Worthing.

I became a humanist celebrant after the deaths of my parents and I was looking to find ways of celebrating their lives without recourse to the church. Now I am deeply committed to bringing meaningful, non-religious rites at the end of life. I think it is important that those of us who do not adhere to any religion are given the opportunity to celebrate the lives of our loved ones with dignity, love, honour and joy.

I draw on my experiences to create unique ceremonies, written for the individual concerned; incorporating music, readings and personal reflections. I will be guided by the wishes of your family.  You may use traditional words and rites if wanted but you may incorporate new words and rituals to create a ceremony that celebrates the life of your loved one with dignity, love, joy and warmth.

I live in Brighton, I was born and bred in Sussex but lived in London for twenty years. My background was initially in performance, I was a stage actor for fifteen years. I then returned to university to study anthropology after which I worked in the public sector, specialising in equality, diversity and race awareness.

If you want more information please do get in touch or do look at my funeral ceremonies page or see more about my wedding ceremonies.