About Independent Humanist Ceremonies

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“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness of people.”
Roy T Bennett

Our Mission

Independent Humanist Ceremonies work on behalf of those who seek to live ethical lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We promote Humanism, a secular state, and equal treatment of everyone regardless of religion, belief, gender or sexuality. We encourage people to think for themselves about what is right and wrong, based on reason and respect for others to find meaning, beauty and joy in the life we have because we believe people can use empathy and compassion to make the world a better place for everyone.

Independent Humanist Ceremonies trains and accredits celebrants to conduct wedding celebrations, funerals and memorials, and naming ceremonies among other celebrations of important life events.
Independent Humanist Ceremonies is a Scottish organisation promoting a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities.

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“The ceremony was exactly what we wanted and so many people have commented on how much they enjoyed it, even my Granny the church goer... Selene and I had a fantastic day. We both felt very relaxed with you keeping us right before, during and after the ceremony. .”
Selene and Paul
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Meet Our Celebrants

Independent Humanist Ceremonies utilise the talents of a diverse team of Celebrants dedicated to delivering personalised, thoughtful and unique ceremonies of all kinds throughout Scotland. Below are just a few of our registered team. Other Celebrants are available. All IHC Celebrants are fully insured.
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We'd love to talk to you about your wedding day! If you'd like to check availability, or if you  have any questions, please get in touch, as we have a wealth of experience and can provide answers to help plan your day.
Call us on 0800 014 8342 orEmail us: ask@humanist-ceremonies.org
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