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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13 / 09 / 2020
Covid 19 Government Guidance:
The latest published guidelines state all wedding, vow-renewal, funeral and memorial ceremonies conducted by Humanists UK Celebrants continue to be allowed in venues and public outdoor spaces with up to 30 people.
They are also permitted in 'private dwellings', but with a limit of six people for the reception.
Covid Secure guidelines for track & trace must be followed.
Face coverings must be worn at funerals by all mourners.
Please contact me if you need support to interpret how the guidelines impact on your ceremony.
08 / 08 / 2020
Autumn 2020 Humanist Wedding Ceremonies:
Please contact me if you need support to interpret how the guidelines impact on your ceremony this Autumn.
Some couples are now opting for the 2+2 registrar option and then appoint me to conduct their 'real ceremony' so they can invite up to 30 friends and family at a Covid Secure venue.
There are still some slots available in my diary if this fits the bill for you, so contact me now.
Spring / Summer 2021:
Limited slots are still available - so contact me now to check your dates.
07 / 07 / 2020
Legal recognition of humanist marriages - not IF but WHEN!
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.
Watch this space!