Non-religious weddings and funerals


Humanist Non-Religious Funerals and Weddings throughout Yorkshire

York, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Teesside


What’s a humanist ceremony?

It’s a celebration, first and foremost.

No hymns or prayers but instead a tailor-made event just as you want it.

Humanist ceremonies, even funerals, are uplifting events, each one unique to the family and their loved ones, reflecting their lives, hopes, achievements and relationships.

“The service ran smoothly, perfectly, and your delivery made with such grace and dignity. You honoured our father beautifully in our last tributes to him. Thank you for being you. Thank you for the work you do …you are so very good at it. I couldn’t be more pleased we chose you. An absolute pleasure to have met with you, my thanks are tenfold.” KB, Hull

Dear Steve, I wanted to let you know how very grateful the family are for your services yesterday and over the last few weeks.  But more than this, I wanted personally to thank you for all your words yesterday, the kindness you showed my Mum and the sensitive way you managed everything.We were all so very moved and touched with the words you chose to honour my Dad.  From our relatively brief meetings you skilfully extracted the very essence of his personality and life and reflected these yesterday with beautifully chosen words and perfectly selected passages.  As a non-religious person myself I felt at moments that I had been able to obtain that peace that the believer has in the spiritual through your words about the cycle of natural elements and the natural words – it was truly beautiful. Thanks again so much for giving us all an experience which (despite our tears!) was not sad, was supporting and uplifting and calm and felt so very, very right.” SD, East Yorkshire


“We all really appreciated your warm and compassionate presence throughout the process of forming and completing the Ceremony for Mum. We were so pleased with how it went. Mum’s friends and family were really happy to hear her voice throughout, many people commented on how unusual and moving it was. You helped us do this ending well for her and you managed to hold us too, your skill and tenderness was so valuable to us.”


“Steve – Thank you so much for making my Mum’s funeral beautiful, joyful and ‘funny’ too – forever grateful. Thank you.” J & V R, York


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A little about me…

A committed humanist and, since 2013, a full-time celebrant in the north of England. Before becoming a celebrant I spent most of my life in business, writing – and even doing  a bit of acting.

Currently living to the east of York, I spent many years in London and Italy.

I love creating and leading ceremonies based on humanist philosophy but you don’t have to identify as a humanist to have such a ceremony…

“Thank you so much. A few of our family are regular church-goers and they loved the service. So credit to you. Thanks again.” LE, York