Will our Ceremony be legal?
Are you a Humanist?
No, and this is an important distinction to make because while I do hold many of the principles found in Humanism (the value of human life, and the importance of living a good life), I’m also a spiritual person and an Interfaith Minister, which for me means that I don’t believe in a God who has any form, or a God who sits on a cloud watching and judging everybody. I don’t believe in a God who sits back and lets people suffer. I don’t believe in a God who says it’s wrong to fall in love with someone of the same gender. I don’t believe in literal resurrections or virgin births. I don’t believe in the eternal fires of hell. I don’t believe any of the holy scriptures are divine. I don’t believe ministers, priests, imams, rabbi, or any other type of clergy are able to have any more of a direct relationship with God than any other person. In short, I don’t believe or support any of the man-made nonsense that exists in organised religion and has been the cause of so much pain & suffering in the world, and I think we should be speaking out against it at every opportunity. But I do believe in magic and mystery. I believe in parking angels & fairies, witches & wizards and I definitely believe in UFOs & Jedi Knights. I believe in something beyond this world that we don’t have words for, a feeling of something bigger than us that we just can’t explain, a presence that exists within and around us that we don’t have the language to describe, but that pulls us in and allows us to see the world, and humanity at it’s very best. However, I do believe that marriage is a sacred commitment between two people and that they should be allowed to enter into this commitment in the presence of God, Spirit, Grace, Peace, Love or whichever word they want to give to the idea that they are not alone when making their Vows to each other, but rather they they do so in the presence of something greater than themselves.
Can we have a Civil Partnership?
Do you conduct Same-Sex Ceremonies?
What is a Commitment Ceremony?
If we have children, can we include them in our Ceremony?
Yes! I love when children are part of a ceremony because they are so natural, and they bring a real sense of wonder and magic to events. And there are many different ways for children to be included… from Handfastings and Sand Ceremonies to delivering readings or including a fun game, your children can be a wonderful and memorable part of your day.
Can we have Religious/ Spiritual content within our Ceremony?
Can we have a themed wedding?
Why should I choose an Interfaith Minister?
What happens in the run up to our Ceremony?
Once we’ve had a chat and think we would be a good fit for each other (I don’t accept any bookings without speaking to couples first), you will complete a booking form and this will secure your date…