Humanists have developed non-religious ceremonies to mark birth, marriage and death. HUMANI can provide a celebrant trained and accredited by The British Humanist Association to conduct the following ceremonies (click on heading):
Sample Ceremonies (rest mouse on picture for caption)
10 Castlehill Park West,
Myrtle invites you to contact her by phone or email to discuss your particular requirements and send further information.
The BHA has produced three booklets which contain guidance and advice on ceremonies: Funerals without God; New Arrivals (naming ceremonies) and Sharing the Future (weddings and civil ceremonies).
For further details, check the British Humanist Association website at: www.humanism.org.uk
Being a Humanist celebrant is a very fulfilling, rewarding and involving job, and in Northern Ireland we need more celebrants. BHA training courses exist for Funerals, Weddings or Namings, and are normally conducted in London, but if there is sufficient demand, a course can be held in Belfast. If you are interested in becoming a Humanist celebrant, then we welcome any queries you might have. Contact Myrtle Ewing or Noel Scott above.
Look to this Day
Look to this day... for it is the very life of life;
In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence.
The joy of growth, the splendour of action, the glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory and tomorrow is only a vision...
But today – well lived – makes every yesterday
A memory of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day.
I am the family face;
Flesh perishes, I live on,
Projecting trait and trace
Through time to times anon,
And leaping from place to place
The years-heired feature that can
In curve and voice and eye
Despise the human span
Of durance – that is I;
The eternal thing in man,
That heeds no call to die.
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Loyalism has nothing to offer the people of Northern Ireland
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