As Humanists with no religious belief it’s important that we can mark these occasions with honesty, warmth and affection, using words and music that are personal and appropriate to the lives and the people involved.

Each of the ceremonies is unique, created specially for the people involved. The focus is the occasion and the person or people being celebrated or commemorated. There are no special rules or strict observances beyond basic legal requirements. The ceremonies are planned in close consultation to make sure it’s exactly what people and their families want.


Celebrate the life of someone who has died. By choosing a humanist funeral or memorial you can commemorate them and share the memories they have left behind without any religious committal to an ‘after-life’.  Find out more by reading the BHA funerals leaflet.

Baby naming

Have a  humanist naming ceremony  to welcome the arrival of a baby, an adopted child or new step-children into your family.  Find out more by reading the BHA naming leaflet.

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Celebrate your marriage, civil partnership or a reaffirmation of your commitment with a Humanist wedding, civil partnership or  reaffirmation ceremony.IMG_6408

A Humanist (non-religious) ceremony offers the opportunity to tell your friends and family in your own way what your relationship means to you and why you are choosing to make a lifelong commitment.IMG_7320b mini (1)You can choose where you want, when you want and how you want. You can set the tone that’s right for you and choose your own words and music.  Find out more by reading the BHA weddings leaflet.

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