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How do I become a funeral celebrant?

How do I become a funeral celebrant?

Should I have a pet funeral?

Should I have a pet funeral?

What happens during a Naming Ceremony?

What happens during a Naming Ceremony?

How does a Naming Ceremony differ to a Christening?

How does a Naming Ceremony differ to a Christening?

Can I include Godparents in the Naming Ceremony?

Can I include Godparents in the Naming Ceremony?

What is the celebrant role in a Naming Ceremony?

What is the celebrant role in a Naming Ceremony?

How do you choose your Naming Ceremony congregation?

How do you choose your Naming Ceremony congregation?

Can we involve our other children in the Naming Ceremony?

Can we involve our other children in the Naming Ceremony?

Is a Renewal of Vows ceremony legally binding?

Is a Renewal of Vows ceremony legally binding?

What will the Renewal of Vows ceremony include?

What will the Renewal of Vows ceremony include?

Where can we have our Renewal of Vows ceremony?

Where can we have our Renewal of Vows ceremony?

Do we exchange rings and vows again during the ceremony?

Do we exchange rings and vows again during the ceremony?

Can we involve our children in the Renewal of Vows service?

Can we involve our children in the Renewal of Vows service?

Will we meet our celebrant before the service?

Will we meet our celebrant before the service?

Ideas for your Naming Ceremony

Ideas for your Naming Ceremony

What is a Celebrant led funeral?

What is a Celebrant led funeral?

Where can celebrant funerals take place?

Where can celebrant funerals take place?

Can we personalise a Celebrant-led funeral?

Can we personalise a Celebrant-led funeral?

How can I make the funeral ceremony even more meaningful?

How can I make the funeral ceremony even more meaningful?

Can I add religious content into a Celebrant-led funeral service?

Can I add religious content into a Celebrant-led funeral service?

Should I have a Pagan Wedding Ceremony?

Pagan wedding ceremonies are steeped in history and date back thousands of years. With their strong spiritual connections and meaningful beliefs, they offer couples the opportunity to commit to each other in unique ways.

Pagan wedding ceremonies derive from the Paganism belief. They usually encompass three main religions and spiritual beliefs. Wicca – A nature orientated faith focusing on the lifecycle of the seasons. Druidry- Celtic storytelling traditions. And lastly Asatru- Think Vikings and the Nine Noble Virtues. Couples vow to honour, love and respect each other in a spiritual way.

So why would you have a Pagan Wedding Ceremony?

Well there are so many reasons why modern couples choose this option. Pagan ceremonies are normally held in outdoor spaces, so if you fancy wide open moorland or standing stones for your backdrop then this is for you! They focus on a couples personal and spiritual beliefs. And usually include the rituals of handfasting-creating a physical sacred bond between two people.

What Pagan rituals are there?

Jumping of the broom or Besom symbolises the threshold the couple are about to cross in becoming married. This ritual is often chosen to symbolise the sweeping away of prejudice as well.

Many pagan couples choose the traditional year and a day Handfasting ritual. Where couples commit their love and loyalty, then a year later will be handfasted again to commit, for a lifetime together. So you could have two ceremonies instead of just the one.

How would you lay out a Pagan ceremony space?

The guests at pagan ceremonies are often standing and form a circle around the couple. A gesture of community and belief. The location of such ceremonies may be sacred or blessed as part of the ceremony with burning of incense, laying of herbs or bell ringing.

How can you personalise a Pagan Wedding?

You can personalise these ceremonies with carefully chosen handfasting cords. Or having each guest engrave or write on the broom for jumping. You can of course say vows and make promises too.

Want to find out more about pagan ceremonies? Search through our directory to find you ideal Pagan Celebrant.