Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremony

Baby Naming or Welcoming Ceremonies are a perfect way to welcome a new baby or child into your family or community, whatever their age. They are also a wonderful idea for welcoming stepchildren when two families come together. Marking the start of their new lives together and bonding the new family as one unit can be a very moving and deeply bonding experience for everyone concerned.

Many parents nowadays are either not religious or not churchgoers and feel that a Christening would be inappropriate. It may be that you would want your child to make their own choices about what they believe when they are old enough to make an informed decision. However, you still want a special occasion to mark your baby’s arrival.

Let us either arrange just the ceremony where we write an individual service, especially to fit your needs, or you can rely on us to arrange and manage the whole event.

It is important to remember that a naming ceremony is a celebration and a joyous ceremony. I will meet with you to create a ceremony that feels special and captures your requirements for the ceremony. I will be able to give guidance on poems, readings and music and to help make the ceremony as personal as possible. Following our meeting, I will provide you with the wording for The Order of Service to ensure everything is correct. I will also be able to advise family and friends who wish to take part in the ceremony, making sure that everything runs smoothly.

Please click here to see a selection of ceremonies and rituals, such as handfasting and unity candles, that can be used within your ceremony.


Naming Ceremonies – from £225

Possible additional costs – prearranged
Mileage – over 30 miles, travel, accommodation

All fees are inclusive of:

  • Initial planning meeting
  • Ceremony outline followed by unlimited drafts of your ceremony.
  • Liaising with other people who’ll be taking part in your ceremony.
  • Unlimited email and phone consultations as required.
  • Anything else I can do to make your ceremony exactly as you want it to be.

Get In Touch


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Spalding: - 01775 580 026

Peterborough: - 01733 913 574

Normal office hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. If your call isn't answered please leave a message and your call will be returned. I aim to return all calls within 3 hours during office hours.


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