Mark Hayford, the Celebrant

Mark Hayford - 020 7274 1799

Hello and welcome. Whether you are here to begin the joyous process of arranging your humanist wedding or indeed to arrange a humanist funeral for a much-loved relative, companion or friend, rest assured, I will do everything I can to help.

You don’t need me to tell you that the process of arranging a wedding or a funeral can be fraught – I suspect you’re aware of that – but this site is dedicated to removing as much of the stress from your shoulders as is humanly possible.

Arranging a funeral is stressful and time-consuming and there are often tensions surrounding what sort of service to provide. A family executor or close friend has the difficult job of bridging the gap between the desires of the living while at the same time respecting the wishes of the person who has died. If you have never done this sort of thing before I will help you by taking you through the stages of the ceremony, step by step.

And for those who are looking to plan their wedding, exactly the same applies: I’m here to listen, help and to facilitate.

I am determined to make the arranging of the funeral or the wedding as painless as possible and I want you to feel confident that you have chosen a person who will deliver for you and who cares deeply about detail. If you look at my Testimonial page you will see what other families have said about me, and this might help you feel you can trust me. (The comments are genuine and unedited.)

If you decide you do want me to be your Minister (and you have a date in mind for the ceremony), then please telephone me in the first instance to see if I am available? If I am unavailable I will gladly recommend a colleague of mine to you and put you in touch.

Please call me on either 07932 888737 or on 0207 274 1799. I can also be reached by email at [email protected]

If you have time, please visit my dedicated website at markhayfordhumanist.com

Thank you for your time – I hope to hear from you in due course.

Mark Hayford


Call me: 020 7274 1799
My mobile number is: 07932 888737
My address: 2 Blanchedowne, Herne Hill, London SE5, UK

Maxine Beech, the Celebrant

Maxine Beech -

Hello! I’m delighted you’ve found this site and that you’re interested in Humanist weddings.

My main weddings website is now here: www.maxinebeech.com – but please read on for a quick summary.

By choosing a humanist celebrant, you are not just hiring someone to conduct your ceremony. A humanist celebrant will guide you through a journey to design and build a tailor-made wedding that is as traditional, meaningful , fun or quirky as you want it to be. We are designers, planners, advisers, creative writers, story-tellers, and public speakers. We come with bags of enthusiasm, warm smiles and lots of ideas and experience.

If you book me to be your wedding celebrant, it’s really important that I get to know you well -from key events like the first time you met and your engagement to your everyday life. I try to arrange your wedding consultation at your home.

Unlike other services, you will have ownership of your entire humanist ceremony. But don’t worry – I’ll guide you through the whole process. I’ll give you some small tasks to work on so that I know I’m creating exactly what you want. I will do all the hard work of research and writing, and you should find the whole experience fun, relaxed and enjoyable.

You can include traditional wedding vows, but some couples prefer to write their own. The process of writing your own vows is a great activity for the two of you, when many other wedding decisions can be stressful or just plain unromantic. Choosing a humanist wedding means you get to take some time out to focus on you, and why you are getting married in the first place.

I am also a mastermind of wedding money-saving and DIY weddings – after all, you’re not restricted to licensed venues so you can save a fortune!

If this sounds like your cup of tea, please join me for one – I’m more than happy to meet up for a drink and an informal chat about your plans before booking.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Maxine x

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I conduct weddings and namings in the North West, North Wales, the West Midlands, London and beyond, so don’t hesitate to make an enquiry even if your event is further afield.
My address: The Shippon, Whitchurch SY13 4QY, UK