Other Ceremonies

Naming Ceremony

The Naming Ceremony reminds all concerned of the great responsibility taken on by everyone who is involved in raising a child, firstly the parents and then the guardians, godparents and grandparents. 


As it is more and more recognised that it is the ‘village’ that raises the child, it is appropriate to have a celebration to welcome the child into its social group. 


This can be done with numerous gentle rituals such as inscribed blessing messages, release of balloons and sharing of food. 


Sometimes members of the family like to write verse in commemoration of the event, and all sorts of other creative ventures in both music and the visual arts can be considered.


Your celebrant will act as Master of Ceremonies on the day, and help you to create what for you is the perfect way to welcome your child into the social group. Specially designed certificates can be issued to mark the event. 


Please contact me for further information.

Funerals

Like most of us, I have been to many funerals. The ones that stay in our memories are those when the ceremony was so apt that it allowed a real process of grieving to start, or when there was a sense of fulfilment, satisfaction and recognition of a much loved person.


I will be with you for a short and intense period of your life giving the support and care that you and your family deserve as you start to come to terms with your loss. Your loved one can be recognised with a ceremony that reflects both their character and your feelings about them.


To assist everyone involved in planning ahead for a funeral or memorial service I would recommend that you consult a booklet by Robyn O’Connell entitled “Some things I might not have told you…but you might like to know”. Please ask me for Robyn's contact details if you would like to obtain one, or go to her website here.