Videos from our meeting: Humanism in Action

At our September meeting, humanists talked about their activities.

Maxine Beech talked about her job conducting humanists weddings, funerals and baby-naming:

Sue Falder on humanist pastoral Care and chaplaincy:

Education in schools by Simon Nightingale:

The full meeting:

20 September meeting: Humanism in Action

P1030393-shrewsbury square - smThis meeting will showcase the work of humanists in three important areas:-

Maxine Beech, a Humanist Celebrant, will talk about baby namings, weddings and funerals.
Sue Falder, a Pastoral Support Volunteer, will talk about humanist “chaplaincy” work in healthcare, prisons and universities.
Simon Nightingale, a Volunteer School Speaker, will talk about going into RE classes to explain the basis of humanism.

There will be a general discussion of the importance of these activities and available training.

Thursday 20 September, 7.30 pm, at University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ. All welcome, but voluntary donations requested.

You are very welcome to arrive at 7 pm for coffee/tea and to chat to other members and visitors.

Humanist, non-religious weddings

Video from the British Humanist Association. For celebrants local to Shropshire, please contact us or see the list on this site under Humanist Celebrants.

Humanist Celebrants in Shropshire

2014-02-20_113030We humans have a need for some ritual and ceremony to mark important stages in our lives, and for thirty years or so, humanist celebrants have been helping families whose lives don’t involve religion to organise funerals, baby-naming, partnership and wedding ceremonies which are meaningful to them.

Celebrants who have trained with the British Humanist Association, and are accredited by them, follow established guidelines and work to an agreed standard. They always visit their clients and together with them create a ceremony which is personal, dignified and relevant to them.

We now have a list of celebrants in Shropshire.

If you live outside Shropshire, you can find a local celebrant through the British Humanist Association. The BHA publishes three booklets which are helpful for those thinking about a non-religious ceremony: Funerals Without God, Sharing the Future and New Arrivals. They all contain suggestions for wording and whole ceremonies to give you some ideas and can be obtained from the BHA website or by telephoning 020 7324 3069.

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