Jane Arnold Independent Celebrant | Creating Unique Ceremonies

An independent celebrant is a person who creates and performs ceremonies. They are not tied to Church or State and are free to follow their clients' wishes. I am not a Registrar, who does the legal side, I do the best bit- the ceremony and the talking!

Photo by Chris Found

Many people do not feel they are part of a particular religion or church and yet find that the alternative civil options are soulless and impersonal. That's where I come in.
 Last year I spent an interesting and testing few months taking an on-line diploma with UKsoc.  
www.uksoc.com  (The United Kingdom Society of Celebrants) My tutor James is a wonderful teacher- patient, humorous and inspiring.
So.. to cut a long story short, I'm now qualified and I absolutely love my work.

At a beautiful Blessing

It is a challenge to meet people and to learn from them the sort of ceremony they really want.
It suits my nature to spend ages looking up the perfect reading or poem and I really enjoy the buzz when a ceremony I have created and performed  makes people happy.

If you choose an independent celebrant, you may celebrate your wedding wherever you like


 I still have my beloved ' Kiss the Book' and now have an excuse to buy even more poetry books.

I hope to create ceremonies that are spiritual and beautiful. I have already been part of a handfasting, where the couple make vows to each other and "tie the knot". It was joyous and moving.

One of my favourite types of ceremony is a Renewal of Vows. To me this is the most loving of ceremonies where a couple celebrates their life together and their continuing love and fidelity.

Funerals hold special challenges. I like to feel that I have done my very best, that the ceremony captures something of the true character of the loved one and provides a fitting tribute to them. Nothing can take away the grief but a good funeral can provide closure and comfort.


There are so many ceremonies for so many occasions: renewing of vows, sand ceremonies, unity candles, Namings and memorials.

If you are interested in finding our more about the ceremonies I conduct please contact me:

Together we can create a ceremony that is unique, memorable and beautiful

Jane Arnold

 Independent Celebrant





  1. I love what you do and feel that this is a much needed and appreciated work. x

  2. Thank you LeeAnn, I'm so lucky to have found a path that suits me perfectly. x