A new arrival into your life should be celebrated. These days, you may not feel that a religious christening ceremony is appropriate for you, but you still want to introduce your child to your family, your community, the world.
A Baby Naming Ceremony gives you the opportunity to create a special, unique day to celebrate your new arrival.
Before the big day, I will meet with you to discuss and suggest words to use, promises to make and choices of readings and music.
Instead of the traditional godparents, many modern parents now wish to have ‘guideparents’ or ‘guardparents’ for their child. This can be a friend or family member who will have a special bond with your child who will love and support them as they grow. They too can be included in your special ceremony.
Should you wish to book your Baby Naming ceremony, or to have an informal chat, please contact me.
The areas I cover include Benfleet, Canvey, Hadleigh, Leigh, Southend, Thorpe Bay, Shoebury, Rayleigh, Pitsea and Basildon. Other areas by arrangement.
There is no additional charge for Baby Naming ceremonies held on the weekend.
Once you have decided a date for the ceremony, I will arrange to meet with you at your home or at my office. At this meeting we will talk and I will start to build a picture of your ideal ceremony. In this way, I can choose the words that will celebrate the new life, and express our joy at their arrival. The tone, the style of ceremony is completely up to you.
We can discuss choices of music or songs that you would like to be played at the ceremony, and perhaps some poems or readings. The choice is yours. I will then write a personalised service that celebrates the welcoming of the baby.
I will send you a copy of this so that you can check it’s exactly what you wanted. On the day of the ceremony, I will greet you at the venue and lead you and the rest of the guests through the service that we have created together to celebrate and welcome your child.