Ceremonies

Humanist Ceremonies™ is the growing network of over 400 celebrants trained and accredited by Humanists UK. We’re fortunate to have a number of experienced celebrants in the SW London area. In fact SW London Humanists was co-founded by one of them, Rosemary Taylorson. Click here to find a humanist celebrant.

Humanist celebrants create, write and conduct a range of ceremonies to mark the big moments in life, mostly (but not exclusively) baby naming ceremonies, weddings and funeralsVideo: Stephen Fry: “What is a humanist ceremony?”

Humanists were conducting funerals as long ago as the 1890s, and they take many thousands of ceremonies each year. That’s not surprising since half of Britain’s population say they are not religious. Only a third of marriages in England are held in a church.