Welcomings / Naming Ceremonies
Naming ceremonies or child blessings are the Unitarian equivalent of christenings or baptisms. Unitarians believe that everyone should be free to make their own choices about religion and so our ceremonies do not make promises on a child’s behalf. Instead, our ceremonies are about welcoming a new arrival into your family, community, and into the wider human community of which we are all a part.
We will work with your family to create a ceremony that is meaningful for you. You can have as much input into the service as desired, and we can provide you with a range of readings if required.
We believe in the uniqueness of people, and in the unique poetry in the soul of each one of us; the Unitarian way celebrates people as they truly are. Of course this means that we wasted no time in becoming licensed to conduct Weddings between same sex couples.
A Unitarian wedding allows you to express in your own way the depth of your feelings and the strength of your commitment to one other. Every Unitarian wedding is unique – a ceremony with integrity and personality – your personality. We will work with you to create a wedding ceremony that you will always remember with pride and joy.
Unitarians believe that a funeral or memorial service should be a fitting celebration of the life of the loved one who has passed away.
We will work with you to create a funeral service that is appropriate to your family. You can have as much input into the service as desired, and we can provide you with a range of readings and blessings if required.
Our Minister is also available to conduct funeral services at local crematoria.