CELEBRANTS ACCREDITED BY HUMANISTS UK IN THE GUILDFORD & WOKING AREA
This is a list of celebrants in the area who are trained and accredited by Humanists UK. This means that they are part of a national network of celebrants, who are committed to humanist ideals. Humanists UK celebrants are regularly peer-reviewed, fully insured, and have the benefit of working as part of a team.
You can also find Humanist UK celebrants on their website:
Every ceremony is unique and I’ve held many at considerably different venues over the years. Wedding or funeral, inside or out, large or small, the occasion will often bring together families and memories. Together, we’ll craft a very personal event and make a very special interesting, different and rewarding occasion that will be remembered.
Phone: 01306 509087, 07745 379428
Celebrant for: Namings, Weddings and Funerals
A celebrant since 2010, trained and accredited by Humanists UK, I work to make sure the ceremonies I conduct are uplifting, personal, meaningful, and celebrate a person’s individuality and deepest held convictions. I graduated from University College London with a BA (Hons) in English Literature and History of Art and hold an MSc and teaching qualifications. I am currently Head Trainer for Humanists UK, responsible for developing skills in new and existing celebrants
From the start of a new life through to the celebration of a loved one that has passed, these are all unique occasions that should be celebrated and treated with reverence. As a Celebrant with Humanists UK, Ailsa conducts non-religious ceremonies for treasured events of your family life.
Stephanie Forster – Silver Bee Ceremonies
Phone: 07786 268446
Celebrant for: Namings and Weddings
I love working with couples and families to create ceremonies that suit their personality and to help them celebrate the important events in their lives, just the way they want them. If you are planning a naming ceremony for the newest member of your family or a wedding celebration that you want to be personal and truly memorable then do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.
Phone: 07734 581184
Celebrant for: Weddings
Passionate about providing a truly personalised wedding ceremony that reflects a couple’s wishes and personalities, I love the creativity and uniqueness of humanist weddings; and I also like to hang my hat on humanism, as it is a positive way of expressing a secular perspective. As well as being sensitive to different religious backgrounds, I enjoy researching, understanding and incorporating cultural touches, all of which means that I can write a wedding ceremony that is meaningful and inclusive to you. I’ve been a humanist wedding celebrant since 2014, throughout the South East, London, (and overseas because I love to travel!)
Phone: 07855 272241, 01428 481493
Celebrant for: Funerals
The most meaningful funeral ceremonies reflect and honour the life we are remembering with integrity, and also help those present to cope with whatever feelings the bereavement has brought.
I’ll be pleased to chat on the phone initially to help you decide whether I’m the right person for you. If so, I’ll meet with you in person (usually in your home) to create a tribute that feels appropriate and inclusive to all. I’ll work with you, your family, and your friends, to perfect the content and always encourage personal contributions. I’m open to including anything at all, however unusual.
Phone: 07739 897813
Celebrant for: Funerals
I aim to write ceremonies as unique as every human life. I write a bespoke script for every family to celebrate the life of their loved one. The ceremonies I conduct are clear and engaging and I aim to provide a moving and life-affirming funeral, designed to help families in their grief, through a memorable shared experience. Before becoming accredited with Humanists UK, I was a primary school teacher. Now, driven by my love of people and my passionate belief in humanity, I love the opportunity to make the perfect ceremony for each family I meet.
I have been a Humanist since 1999 when my wife and I were fortunate enough to be married in a Humanist ceremony conducted by a friend with whom we sing in a choir of mixed voices. Since then I have trained to preside at funerals, namings, weddings and civil partnerships and I am accredited by Humanists U.K. I think that it is very important that people have choice in how they mark important events. People are very generous in inviting others like me to contribute to these important events in their lives and it is an honour, a responsibility and a privilege for me to play a part in giving them special meaning.
Phone: 07889 049094, 02089 745929
Celebrant for: Weddings and Funerals
Jim Trimmer, accredited since August 2001, has conducted hundreds of funerals for families in West and South West London and Surrey, and dozens of weddings in locations from Chiddingfold to Tower Bridge to Istanbul.