Humanist celebrants

What is a humanist celebrant?

A humanist celebrant provides an alternative to religious ceremonies for people wishing to celebrate or commemorate key life events — such as weddings, namings, and funerals — in a non-religious way.

What does a humanist celebrant do?

A humanist celebrant gets to know the life story of the person — or the love story of the couple — the ceremony is for. They write and conduct unique, meaningful, non-religious ceremonies for the most important times in our lives:

How do you become a humanist celebrant?

To become a Humanist Ceremonies celebrant, you must be trained and accredited by Humanists UK to conduct ceremonies of the highest professional standard.

If you are a humanist, you can apply to train to become a celebrant with Humanist Ceremonies™. If you’re an independent celebrant – and a humanist – you can apply to train with us and become an accredited member of our network.

How do I know if I am a humanist?

Humanists are non-religious people who believe that this life is the only life we have, and who make sense of the world through logic, reason, and evidence. Humanists place human welfare and happiness at the centre of their ethical decision-making.

You can find out if you’re a humanist by taking our quick quiz.

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