GUC - Rites of Passage and Special Services

Unitarians believe that special services which are held to mark significant stages in the life of an individual should be relevant to the participants as possible. This means that our ‘rites of passage’ are not rigidly fixed, but are prepared in consultation with the persons / families who are directly involved. Each service is personal and unique.

Namings – we celebrate the birth of a child with parents, families and friends. Instead of baptism, we offer a rite of welcome and thanksgiving.

Weddings – we support equal marriage and welcome requests from couples regardless of gender. The location is your choice.

Funerals – we seek to communicate the thoughts and feelings evoked by the death of a loved one that are appropriate to the person and the circumstances.

In every special service we encourage full participation in its preparation, including readings and music - always respecting the beliefs of those most involved.

We have two Celebrants, each with his own style.
They will be delighted to discuss your needs and plans for a special service.

IAIN BROWN – Celebrant
Tel: 0141 339 7815
Mobile: 07742 653305
email:rif.brown@btopenworld.com

ALASTAIR MOODIE – Celebrant
Tel. 0141 4190210
Mobile: 07960 990284 email:amoodie@gmail.com

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