Celebrant Training | Skype Seminars

Many of you may remember that we used to have a Training Seminar Roadshow for our Members held at locations around the UK. Feedback received from those that attended was very positive, however, it quickly became apparent that the cost and logistical implications of providing this training was not sustainable. We believe we have now Read more…

Funeral Celebrant | Arranging a Civil Funeral

A Civil Funeral is a funeral steered by the life, wishes and values of the deceased and their family, not by the beliefs or ideology of the person conducting the funeral. When a loved one dies, it is always a very painful and stressful time and there are, inevitably, decisions to be taken about the Read more…

Civil Celebrant Training | Open Days?

It has come to our attention that certain civil celebrant training providers are holding one-off / special “open days”. Whoo…hooo! Perversely, these providers are charging attendees for the privilege and promising them a discount of the same amount off any course they might take……………… apologies, we just had to pick ourselves up of the floor! Read more…

Naming Ceremony Traditions from Around the World

Australian Aborigine The Wikmungkan tribe in north-eastern Australia carries out the naming ritual during the actual birth of the baby. The midwife calls out the names of all the child‚’s living relatives one by one. The name chosen is the one being called at the moment of the final stages of the birthing process when Read more…

Wedding Celebrants | How to Choose the Right One!

Many couples today want to celebrate their wedding in an outdoor setting. Be it on the beach, in a beautiful garden, or in a castle, a wedding celebrant can help make your wedding day truly special. A wedding celebrant can make or break the tone of your wedding, so it‚’s important to pick the best Read more…

Wedding Ceremony Elements | Jumping the Broom Ceremony

Jumping the broom is a time-honoured wedding tradition in which the bride and groom jump over a broom during the ceremony. The act symbolises a new beginning and a sweeping away of the past, and can also signify the joining of two families or offer a respectful nod to family ancestors. For all of these Read more…

Wedding Ceremony Elements | Step-by Step Guide | Unity Sand Ceremony

Weddings were once rather pre-prescribed affairs. In most cases that meant a bride, a groom, an officiant, some witnesses, and vows that were passed down through generations. You could, married or not, probably recite the ceremony by heart. As cultures and ethnicities have blended, though, the realm of the mainstream has expanded. Additions of “non-traditional” Read more…

Wedding Ceremony Elements | Top 3 Unity Candle Ceremonies

Unity Candle Ceremonies can be conducted in many, many ways, limited only by the imagination. One thing, however, that they all have in common is that they are symbolic of a union / unity for wedding, commitment, vow renewal, naming, reunion and even funeral ceremonies. Below are three samples of the most frequently used ceremonies. Read more…

Funeral Celebrants | Carry the coffin, it‚’ll help you carry on

Carry the coffin, it‚’ll help you carry on : I think one of the most important aspects of the coffin is that it can be carried. And I think we‚’re meant to carry each other, and I think carrying someone you love, committing them, is very important for us that we deal with death….