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. There is a wide network of humanist celebrants, available for funerals, naming ceremonies and marriage, partnership or re-affirmation ceremonies.

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

Humanist, non-religious weddings – Humanists UK

Humanist, non-religious funerals – Humanists UK

Humanist, non-religious, naming ceremonies – Humanists UK

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