Under our current Civil Wedding Licence, we can offer a Christening service or a Naming service which ever you prefer.
Dues to our busy wedding schedule Saturdays tend to be booked to weddings. However Sundays are usually available.Charges : from £500
- Civil Naming Ceremonies
- Other naming Ceremonies
- Christening parties
- First year parties
For more information please call Mark on 07808
Celebrating your child and introducing then to you friends and family is an important moment in your life.
At All Saints Chapel we offer the most spectacular setting for your Childs Christening or Naming ceremony. We also offer the opportunity to turn the day into a party to celebrate.
- Bring your own vicar
- Set up as you choose
- Use of gardens
- Full bar and catering facilities if required
- Basic Charge £500
If you decide that a religious ceremony or christening is not for you,
then you may choose a naming ceremony to formally welcome your child into the
world. Naming ceremonies are a fantastic way celebrate the arrival of a new
baby with friends and family. Naming ceremonies can be held for children of any
age, and are becoming popular for welcoming adopted or step-children into the
family as well as for babies. There are two kinds of naming ceremony, the civil
naming ceremony, and privately offered naming ceremonies, which both offer
slightly different options depending on your needs.
Civil Naming Ceremony
The civil naming ceremony is a government-led scheme to offer a
non-religious option for naming new babies, much the same as a civil wedding
ceremony. These civil naming ceremonies have now been adopted by most local
authorities throughout England and Wales, and can be booked through your local
Register Office. A civil naming ceremony must be held in a licensed premises
and conducted by a celebrant who is usually the registrar for the district.
Civil naming ceremonies can contain no religious content, much the same as a
civil wedding ceremony. As part of your ceremony you can nominate any number of
‘Special Adults’ who play a role similar to that of the godparents in a
christening. These chosen adults can also be known as Special Friends,
Supporting Adults or Odd-Parents! You may also choose to make special mention
of the child’s grandparents. Ceremonies vary from district to district, but the
following is a basic outline of how a civil naming ceremony will proceed:
You can choose either a formal entrance with the parents and child
entering after the guests are assembled, or informal with all guests assembled
around the celebrant.
The celebrant welcomes the guests and introduces the special adults. The
grandparents will also be welcomed if specifically included
The child is formally named
The parents, special adults and possibly grandparents make promises of
commitment to the child
Next will follow some readings or poems (no religious content is
A signed record of the ceremony is presented as a memento
The second option is a naming ceremony offered by privately run
businesses or organisations such as The British Humanist Society. These follow
the same basic structure as the civil naming ceremony, and are often run in
conjunction with the local authority, however as they are privately run they
can take place anywhere and be officiated by anyone. You can also include
religious content if you wish, making these types of ceremony ideal for
families with mixed religious backgrounds. The British Humanist Society offer a
service which is fully customisable and can be led by friends and family, or by
a BHA approved celebrant. If you choose to use an approved celebrant, then the
cost for the ceremony will be between £100-£155.
Private organisations can offer a script only service which provides the
structure for you to customise, or a celebrant-led service. As an example, a
typical script only service costs £55-100. Celebrant fees depend on the
organisation but tend to range between £170-£300. If you opt to have the
ceremony at home then it’s worth remembering that there could be additional
fees to cover a visit from the celebrant for heath and safety reasons.