Stuart Paterson, the Celebrant

I have had the privilege of being a fully trained and accredited Humanist Celebrant in Yorkshire for over 10 years now. Over the years I have written and delivered hundreds of non-religious ceremonies throughout Yorkshire, Humberside and beyond. All of these ceremonies have been unique; focusing on the individuals’ wants, needs & requirments. Celebrations and ceremonies of the important occasions in our lives are a major part of what makes us human, whether they are at the start of that life, somewhere in the middle or at the end. When and where your ceremony takes place is entirely a matter for you. I have performed weddings in places as diverse as castles, in fields under a marquee or tepee (or just simply in a field), hotels, stately homes, on a boat, village halls, community centres, in a back garden & even a local park. All these places were appropriate for those involved. What I promise you is a unique ceremony, and together we will make your day a memorable one for all the right reasons.
Call me: 01924 364921
My mobile number is: 07528 242902
My address: 23 Royston Hill, East Ardsley, Wakefield WF3 2HB, UK

Shirley Gaston, the Celebrant

Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria
Call me: 01423 712292
My mobile number is: 07931 363813
My address: The Warehouse, 2 Market Terrace, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5JY, UK

Linda Stewart, the Celebrant

My address: 69 Sheep Cote Rd, Whiston, Rotherham S60, UK

Kate Gee, the Celebrant

My address: St Peter’s Roundabout, Canterbury CT1 2DD, UK

Hannah McKerchar, the Celebrant

Humanism is based on the idea that we can give meaning and value to our lives by doing what is best for people and the natural world, and that we can use reason and evidence to help shape our ethical decisions, without belief in any supernatural power. Its core values of tolerance, respect and empathy are ones I try to live my life by.

My first experience of Humanism was at a friend’s wedding service several years ago. I was struck by how appropriate the ceremony seemed for the couple, and how they were able to say exactly what they meant to each other, without the constraints of a traditional service. My partner and I subsequently chose to celebrate our own marriage with a Humanist ceremony, as well as the naming of our two children.

The more I learnt about humanism the more I realised that I had always been a humanist, I just hadn’t known what to call myself.

And as an accredited humanist celebrant, I have the honour of helping people through the landmark events in their lives, working with them to craft personal ceremonies that reflect their personalities and beliefs. I find myself in a job that never ceases to amaze and inspire me, and I count myself very lucky.

My address: 124 Bedale Dr, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield HD8 9EU, UK