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

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 08  /   10  /   2020

Covid 19 UK Government Coronavirus Guidance:

 

The updated guidance for weddings in England, in line with its change in rules, now allows up to 15 people to gather to attend humanist wedding ceremonies and attend a wedding reception. This is on the same basis allowed for legally recognised religious marriages.

 

Wedding ceremonies are also permitted in 'private dwellings', but with a limit of six people for the reception (providing you are in a Tier 1 area).

 

In England, 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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01 /   10   /   2020

Autumn 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'. This way they can invite up to 15 friends and family at a Covid Secure venue for a small & intimate wedding.

Elopements are also popular right now for more adventurous couples who are tired of waiting for restrictions to lift & just want to begin their married life together. 

There are limited slots available in my diary for wedding and vow-renewal ceremonies this Autumn, so if either of these options fit the bill for you, contact me now.

 


Spring / Summer 2021:

I have some slots available for 2021 and I''m taking booking for 2022 - so contact me now to check your dates, and get the ball rolling - we can do this!

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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!

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