Rites of Passage

A ceremony to mark birth, marriage and death is a unique experience for every individual. In this Unitarian Chapel, you are free to say how you feel and what you want. Our Minister will support and help you to create your own ceremony, in your own words and in your own way.


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CHILD WELCOMINGS

"We want to rejoice at this birth; we want to make and invite commitments to care for our baby - but do we have to make religious promises we cannot keep?"

No you don't! - not in a Unitarian Welcoming Ceremony

We do not believe in imposing any words or beliefs on to anyone; each one of us is unique, and each one of us is free to use our own hearts and minds in deciding what is true for us.

One of the greatest truths and priorities in life is life itself, and one of the greatest responsibilities in life is caring for life.

We want to help you to celebrate the life of your child in your own way and with your own words; and we want to help you, your family, and your friends, to make genuine commitments to the future of that life. We aim to create with you a ceremony that speaks of your own love and personality, which will feel genuine, joyfulo?= and real. Together we can create a ceremony that will feel only right and natural.


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FUNERALS

"If only the funeral service itself could feel genuine and really personal"

It can - if it's Unitarian

Unitarians believe that it is the individuality of people that makes them human; that everyone is free to choose what they believe - or don't believe - in this life; and we believe that a funeral should reflect the true nature of a person - without imposing inappropriate words or beliefs on their memory . . . or on to you. Together we can create a funeral that feels only right and natural

WEDDINGS

"We want to say Yes to one another - but in our own way"


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A Unitarian Wedding Ceremony is one that you help to create, that you enjoy, and that you will always remember with joy and pride - a Wedding Ceremony that speaks of you

We believe in the uniqueness of people, and in the unique poetry in the soul of each one of us; the Unitarian way celebrates people as they truly are - rather than trying to turn them into something they are not.
Of course this means that we wasted no time in becoming licensed to conduct Weddings between same sex couples.

A Unitarian Wedding celebrates You as you marry one another; it allows you to express in your own way the depth of your feelings and the strength of your commitment to one other.

So every Unitarian wedding is unique - a ceremony with integrity, dignity, and personality - your personality.

Together we can create a Wedding that feels only right and natural.