They are the same thing – right? Wrong! A Humanist Celebrant will not include any religious content; that means that no hymns, prayers or mention of God (or other faiths) may be made in your ceremony. A Civil Celebrant will work with their wedding couples and funeral families to include as much, or as little, religious or spiritual content as required, irrelevant of their own opinions and beliefs.
Yes. I have officiated several weddings that have included the ceremony under a Chuppah and Breaking the Glass (Jewish). I have officiated weddings that have included a hymn and popular Bible readings. At the other end of the scale, I have conducted weddings that have no religious traditions or symbolism at all.
Will a Humanist Celebrant include these traditions as part of a wedding? No
Will a Humanist Celebrant include faith as part of a funeral? No
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