Humanist Ceremonies

Humanists celebrate life’s happy occasions, and grieve at sad times, just like everybody else. For many people their first contact with humanism is when they attend a humanist ceremony.

Humanist, non-religious weddings – BHA

Humanist, non-religious funerals – BHA

Humanist, non-religious, naming ceremonies – BHA

There is a UK wide network of humanist celebrants, available not only for funerals, but also for naming ceremonies and marriage, partnership or re-affirmation ceremonies.

Information – including the names and contact details of local BHA-approved celebrants – can be found via the BHA’s website: (

For ideas on words and readings suitable for non-religious ceremonies, see our Resources : Poetry page

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