On Wednesday 25th August at 19:00 Chichester Humanists will be hosting an online talk by celebrants Holly Austin-Davies and Gaynor Doherty about Humanist Ceremonies.

Imagine a ceremony that marks a major life event in a way that is personal, sincere, and honest…

Perhaps welcoming a much-loved baby to the world with a bespoke naming ceremony

Or celebrating a couple’s marriage in a way that is warm and genuine, that’s about the two of them and their relationship, and is full of laughter.

Or a funeral or memorial ceremony that focuses on the person who had died and the life they led – not on the idea of an afterlife – and which provides a dignified and sincere way of saying goodbye.

Humanist celebrants create, write, and conduct a range of ceremonies to mark the big moments in life, mostly (but not exclusively) naming ceremonies, weddings, and funerals.

They have been conducting funerals since the 1890s. There is a growing demand too, seeing as half of Britain’s population say they are not religious. Only a third of marriages in England are held in a church nowadays.

Humanist celebrants, like our speakers Holly and Gaynor, are thoroughly trained and quality-assured by Humanists UK. They are passionate about their work and provide people with an appropriate way to mark the most important moments in their lives.

Spaces are limited and registration is essential. To reserve a space for you and/or your household, please register here

We will be using Zoom, and a link will be emailed to you ahead of the event.

We hope you’re able to make it!

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