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Phoenix will design a bespoke ceremony for you to conduct yourselves - fee 75 to include telephone / e-mail preparation and a presentation copy of the final design. e-mail for more info.


Each ceremony is unique. For booking details, a quote, questions, contact   e-mail us. We welcome telephone contact : +44 (0) 208 984 9887 or write to us  - The Administrator, 591 Heathway Dagenham, Essex, RM9 5AZ

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Still taking bookings for late summer, costs from 95 for an affordable Naming Ceremony.

Phoenix Ceremonies provides a baby naming civil ceremony, alternative christening, thanksgiving for birth, a civil naming ceremony, naming party or an alternative baptism, child dedication, alternative civil naming. For celebrations non religious, secular, humanist for your newborn and for all occasions, working across all of London, Essex, Kent, South East and the UK. Read about usCosts typically from 95. Sample service sheets.


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Congratulations on your New Born

Phoenix Ceremonies offers you, your family and friends a celebration to give thanks for safe birth, or you may prefer a naming ceremony. You will want to celebrate the birth of a new member of the family or stepfamily and to “wet the baby’s head” in the traditional manner. Our celebrant will assist you in naming and blessing your newborn child.

Parents are choosing unique venues for their celebrations and naming parties. You may feel the intimacy of your own home or own garden is appropriate, or want to push the boat out by decorating your garden to host the event. Others choose hotels, golf clubs, football stadium, even beaches for the naming day.

Celebrate new birth and start in life

In a bespoke ceremony ( go to Resources ) that reflects your personal and family beliefs, hopes and aspirations, however spiritual, whether religious or not.

For all time people have held ceremonies of celebration, christening and initiation for the gift of a child. This is a time to gather, to be glad and to pledge to bring your child up in the ways you value and want honoured. You may wish to choose sponsors or “godparents” to be special guardians to your child in years to come.

We often feel attracted to the traditions of wearing splendid clothes, processing, pledging ourselves to care for our children, exchanging gifts and relating friends and families by our promises but have no wish of the church setting or the limitations of a registry office.

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To find out more about Phoenix offering a celebrant to conduct a baby naming, baptism, alternative christening, thanksgiving for birth, naming ceremony, dedication, non religious or secular, humanist, for your newborn use the navigation buttons on the left hand side of the page

We offer this service to all, single parents, gay or straight.

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Ceremony to include perhaps a Christening prayer, candle, gift, St Christopher

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Travel costs for a ceremony anywhere in Essex, Kent, London are low

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A new born entering our family lights up our lives, they light up our days, even... they light up our nights!

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  • Giving birth and nourishing,
  • having without possessing,
  • acting with no expectations,
  • leading and not trying to control:
  • this is the supreme virtue. [Tao Te Ching]
  • Your children are not your children.
  • They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself.
  • They come through you but not from you,
  • And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
  • You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
  • For they have their own thoughts.
  • You may house their bodies but not their souls,
  • For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
  • You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
  • For life goes not backward not tarries with yesterday.
  • You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
  • The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and bends you with might that the arrows may go swift and far.
  • Let your bending in the Archer's hand be for gladness;
  • For even as the Archer loves the arrow that flies, so the Archer also loves the bow that is stable. [Kahlil Gibran]

Phoenix Celebrants officiate at baby naming, alternative baptism, thanksgiving for birth, dedication, alternative christening ceremonies, sometimes religious, or non religious, secular, humanist to celebrate your new born and to make a blessing for your new born.

The baby naming for your new born, alternative baptism, thanksgiving for birth, naming ceremony, dedication, alternative christening whether religious, or non religious, secular, humanist may be held at a venue of your choice. We work across London, Essex, Kent, all UK

We will design, print and supply a unique order of service for your baby naming, naming ceremony alternative baptism thanksgiving for birth, dedication, alternative christening for your new born.

We offer the same service for same sex couples, for those whose beliefs are traditional, humanist or modern. We also offer baby naming to the children of same sex couples.

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