Marriages, civil partnerships and celebratory services

Celebratory services

Baby naming ceremonies

The civil naming ceremony provides parents, family and friends with an opportunity to welcome a child into the world, to make commitments of love and support, recognise responsibilities and share hopes and dreams for the future. As it carries no legal status, each naming ceremony may be highly personalised and tailored to individual circumstances. Readings or poetry may be included along with music and perhaps gifts for the child.

Civil funerals

This ceremony provides for a range of choices about the content and style of the funeral creating a personal tribute and a celebration of life. The ceremony is appropriate for either a cremation or burial at any non-religious burial ground. The person conducting the ceremony is a trained professional Civil Funeral Celebrant who will offer help and advice on all the options available ensuring the ceremony reflects the wishes of the deceased and their family.

Renewal of vows ceremonies

A Renewal of Vows ceremony provides couples with a unique opportunity to recognise and celebrate their relationship. Any married couple, regardless of how long they have been married, may choose to renew their vows. Typically a renewal of vows ceremony will include the marriage vows and re-dedication or giving of new rings. As the ceremony has no legal status it can be highly personalised ensuring that it is unique and meaningful for each couple.

More information

For more information about any of the ceremonies on this page, please call or email us:
Telephone: 0300 300 8089