Secular Ceremonies

There are many significant moments and milestones in our lives which deserve to be recognised and marked appropriately: from being adopted, to getting married, to retirement.

Once believe in supporting individuals to find ways to create appropriate ceremonies that are particularly right for them. Drawing on our skills, experience and imaginations each event is unique and meaningful. Some examples of milestones you may wish to mark, and ideas for the three main rites of passage, can be found here.

As Secular Celebrants we will work with you in advance to write your unique ceremony, crafting it to your needs and to clearly express what you wish to say. Your Celebrant can then introduce and lead your ceremony on the day, supporting you and guiding your guests. Once can also provide the skills of a Celebratory Artist to work alongside you and your Secular Celebrant, Registrar or Faith Celebrant.

As Celebratory Artists we understand how to achieve a sense of the extraordinary and magical at your event and we are highly skilled in involving congregations in events as participants and witnesses.

We offer these roles separately or together as a team. Your initial consultation with a member of Once will help you decide which of our services you need for your ceremony. We offer an initial consultation of an hour, free of charge. Please contact us to arrange a meeting and take a moment to look at our page of Frequently Asked Questions.