Stornoway reports rise in humanist ceremonies

December 28, 2011

The Stornoway Gazette is reporting a rise in demand for humanist ceremonies.

Celebrant John Howieson, from Portree, a former local head teacher said,

John Howieson

“I’ve always been a humanist, and so when I took my early retirement, becoming a celebrant seemed to me to be a good way to continue serving those of them for whom it’s right.”

You can read the full article in the Stornoway Gazette.

 

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