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Hi! I'm Karen Lewis. I am a wedding and funeral celebrant accredited by Humanists UK...

Humanism is a philosophical stance that emphasises the value of human beings, both individually and collectively...

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 05  /   11  /   2020

Covid 19 UK Government Coronavirus Guidance:

 

New lockdown regulations are in force in England from 5th November to 2nd December 2020.

Humanist weddings are included equally to legally recognised weddings / marriages. Under current restrictions only weddings / marriages where one of the parties is terminally ill are allowed to proceed. Six people are allowed to attend.

 

Humanist funerals continue to be permitted and are allowed in venues and public outdoor spaces with a maximum of 30 people. 

Face coverings must be worn at funerals by all mourners.

Covid Secure guidelines for track & trace must be followed for both wedding and funerals.

Please contact me if you need support to interpret how the guidelines impact on your ceremony. 

If you are in Wales, please contact me for separate guidelines. 

 


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05 /   11   /   2020

Humanist Wedding Ceremonies:

Please contact me if you need support to interpret how the guidelines impact on your ceremony.

Some couples are currently opting for the 2+2 registrar option and then appointing me to conduct their 'real ceremony' at a later date. 

Despite hopes of a vaccine early next year, it is expected that small, intimate weddings will still remain popular for some time yet.

Elopements and online zoom weddings are also increasingly popular for couples who are tired of waiting for restrictions to lift & just want to begin their married life together. 


Availability for 2021/22:

I have a few dates available for 2021 and I'm now taking booking for 2022.

Contact me to check your dates, and get the ball rolling - we can do this!

Contact me as soon as possible if we've  booked your date for Spring / Summer 2021 and you want to discuss moving it.

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06   /   11   /   2020

Legal recognition of humanist marriages -

   not IF but WHEN!

 

In July 2020, six couples went to the High Court seeking legal recognition of humanist marriages in England and Wales - as is already the case in Scotland, NI, Ireland and Jersey.

High Court judge Mrs Justice Eady DBE ruled that the current law gives rise to discrimination, but she expects this to be rectified in a current review into marriage law by the Law Commission.

The Law Commission Review was published in Sept 2020 and will now be considered by parliament.

As a Humanist Celebrant, I attended the online Law Commission consultation on 6th November. Humanists UK will now feed in their response to their proposals for changes to marriage laws in England.

Watch this space!

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