I was delighted to join the reverend Richard Holloway and others as part of this conversation at St Andrew’s and St George’s church last month, and Liam Fraser who also spoke, pointed me towards this video of the event. It’s long, but if you want to know why I think people choose to have humanist … Continue Reading
10 years of legal Humanist marriage
It’s amazing what’s changed since June 18th 2005, when Karen Watts and Martin Reijns were married by Ivan Middleton at Edinburgh Zoo. Then there were only 12 celebrants authorised to conduct marriage. Now the HSS has ten times that number. Then the society could have counted its membership in the hundreds. Today there are more than 10,000 … Continue Reading
The BBC discovers that funerals can be happy occasions
This is a rather splendid and life-affirming piece by Jon Kelly for BBC News on the transformation that has happened in the way that we celebrate life in this country, and it looks around the world for other cultures where a less formal approach is taken. I loved this coffin from Ghana!