Seven new celebrants join Ceremonies team

Seven new celebrants have joined Humanist Society Scotland’s ceremonies team to deliver funerals and naming ceremonies.

Lynsey Kidd, Director of Services at Humanist Society Scotland, said: “We are delighted to support seven of our members to become celebrants delivering funerals and naming ceremonies; they join the biggest and most trusted network of Humanist celebrants in Scotland.

“All Humanist Society registered celebrants work to high standards and are trained, mentored and regularly reviewed to ensure that they can provide a personal, fitting and meaningful ceremony for people’s loved ones.”

One of the seven celebrants to join the society is Carol Knight (notable as TV presenter Carol Smillie) who recently competed her training with the Society.

Commenting after delivering her first funeral, Carol said:

“I am delighted to be part of the Humanist Society Scotland celebrant team. I have already found the experience of delivering the first funeral a real privilege in supporting the family involved.

“For me, Humanist values of care, compassion and kindness are really important in delivering a meaningful ceremony to families at some of the hardest times in their lives.”

To find and book a celebrant for your Humanist ceremony please click here.


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