Civil Celebrants | Blogs & Social Media

So you now have a website, a facebook, twitter, linkedin & instagram account – What are you doing with them?   Let’s be honest – most of you are doing little or nothing, some of you are active but not on a regular basis and a few of you are very active and reaping the 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

Train to be a Civil Celebrant | Fees

So, if you are thinking of training to become a civil celebrant, NOW could well be the right time. Whether you are looking to commence training now or before 31 March 2015 you will make considerable savings by booking and paying for your course with the UK Society of Celebrants before 31 December 2015. Why? 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 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

Funeral Celebrants | Arranging a Funeral / Wedding – Save ¬£000’s

Having recently read “R.I.P Off!: Or The British Way of Death” by Ken West, one may be able togleanwhy! A recent consumer report warned us all that dying now costs ¬£7,300+. Apparently shuffling off your mortal coil is a very expensive thing to do. The various costs ranging from funeral flowers to cremation have risen READ MORE

A Naming Ceremony – A Few Thoughts.

Naming Ceremonies You want to call me what??? A naming ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the birth of a baby or welcome adopted or stepchildren into your wider family circle. A Civil Celebrant will work with you to design and deliver an alternative to a religious celebration, but it creates a special event READ MORE

Want to be a Funeral Celebrant?

A rewarding role in a dynamic world Serving families at a time of need A Dynamic World Throughout the 20th Century mortality rates across the developed world have been falling consistently. This is primarily due to improvements in healthcare, nutrition and education. An educated population (Less than 1% had a Degree in 1900 and more READ MORE

Civil Celebrant Training – Course Materials

This item is being posted due to a number of enquiries being received regarding what Course Materials a Trainee Celebrant will receive. By way of illustration, we have listed the materials that are received by trainee celebrants on our Family & Funeral Celebrancy Distance Learning Diploma Course. 1. Nominated Tutor / Mentor Interview & Welcome READ MORE