Before becoming a Humanist celebrant in 2017, I had always worked in the ‘people business’. Outside of work, I was very involved in performing and directing in the theatre as well as reading and writing literature and poetry.
I decided to train as a celebrant after attending the Humanist wedding of a friend. It occurred to me that crafting and delivering weddings for couples may well be something that would suit me. Not just because it would allow me to apply the skills and qualities I had developed in my work and interests, but most importantly because it would give me the opportunity to connect with people on a much deeper level.
I was drawn to the values of Humanism. Humanists are people who believe that this life is the only one we have and that we should live it to the full, whilst treating other people with warmth, understanding and respect.
My instincts were right. Now I couldn’t be happier than when I’m getting to know a couple, helping them to design their meaningful and highly personal ceremony, and having the absolute privilege of conducting their wedding.
I live in a village outside Henley-on-Thames where I am lucky enough to work and write from an office at the bottom of my garden, overlooking fields populated with rabbits and deer.
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