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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23 / 09 / 2021
Covid 19 UK Government Coronavirus Guidance:
Lockdown regulations are no longer in force in England.
Humanist weddings and funerals are permitted and allowed with no restriction on numbers.
Face coverings are currently optional at most venues. However, this may change as we progress into Winter 2021, so please check before the ceremony.
31 / 08 / 2021
Humanist Vow Renewals & Wedding Ceremonies:
Please contact me if you would like to chat about a humanist wedding ceremony.
Most couples are currently opting for the 2+2 registrar option to obtain their marriage licence and then appointing me to conduct their 'real ceremony' at a later date.
Despite the successes of the vaccine rollout, it is expected that small, intimate weddings and outdoor ceremonies will still remain popular for some time yet. Remember though, an outdoor ceremony doesn't need to be rustic. There are many ways to make your day luxurious without having to break the bank or destroy the planet - even if you're holding it on a beach, in a garden or in woodland.
Elopements are becoming more 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 remaining for Autumn / Winter weddings 2021.
Booking for 2022 are proving popular. Contact me to check which dates are still available and get the ball rolling - we can do this!
Bookings for 2023 now open - get your early bird offer of 2022 fee if you book before Dec 2021.
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!