Other Ceremonies

Other Ceremonies

Ceremonies or services act as important markers of the key milestones we reach in our lives, and these milestones will be different for everyone. Whatever the occasion or circumstance, I will work with you to create a truly meaningful ceremony.

To see a selection of ceremonies and rituals that can be used within your ceremony such as flower ceremony, unity candles please click here.

Sussex and Surrey Celebrant - Jon Matson-Higgins

Memorial service

A memorial service is a ceremony to honour a the memory of a loved one, having no burial or cremation involved. An opportunity for friends and family to pay their warmth in respect after a loss, taking place in any location and at any time.

Handfasting ceremony

Whilst most often included in Pagan ceremonies handfasting is an ancient Celtic ritual in which the hands are tied together to symbolise the binding of two lives. This can be included in both religious and secular vows and readings.

Sussex and Surrey Celebrant - Jon Matson-Higgins
Sussex and Surrey Celebrant - Jon Matson-Higgins

Commitment Ceremony

For couples whom wish to celebrate their relationship and commitment to one other, without entering into a legal marriage or civil partnership. The ceremony gives opportunity to exchange rings and make lifelong promises to each other in ceremonial commitment.

Divorce ceremonies

Personalised to the couple with the option to be with friends and family in attendance, or more intimate and private, conducted in the manner which is deemed fit to the individual.

Sussex and Surrey Celebrant - Jon Matson-Higgins
Sussex and Surrey Celebrant - Jon Matson-Higgins

Adult naming ceremonies

Celebrating a new chapter in adult life for those whom have chosen to affirm a new name. A naming ceremony solidifies a new beginning and reflection of whom you are.

Adoption ceremony

A welcoming and the celebration of a child or children joining a family, acknowledging the gift of love and union. A place to share what a child brings to a family, a chance for new memories to be made together. A place to accept the challenges of the past and share hopes and dreams of the future.

Sussex and Surrey Celebrant - Jon Matson-Higgins
Jon Matson-Higgins, Minister & Celebrant

A coming of age ceremony

Coming of age ceremonies are found in many different cultures, marking the introduction of young people into the world of adults. A coming of age ceremony completes the recognition of becoming and being identified as an adult.


Trans naming ceremony

The changing of name can be one of the most meaningful steps for any trans person. Whereby a renaming or naming ceremony offers a life moment for reflection of a life so far and the becoming. The changing of a name therefore joyfully acknowledges a journey of discovery and symbolises a new beginning.

Sussex and Surrey Celebrant - Jon Matson-Higgins
Sussex and Surrey Celebrant - Jon Matson-Higgins

House blessing

Many religions have house blessings of one form or another, identified as house healings, house clearings, house cleansings and space clearing.  With intention to protect the inhabitants of a house from misfortune, whether before moving into or to ‘heal’ after an occurrence. 

Graduation or achievement ceremony

An achievement to one person can be very different to that of another. However big or small this is the celebration of a student whom has successfully met the requirements for graduation or a personal achievement with recognition and joy.

Sussex and Surrey Celebrant - Jon Matson-Higgins

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