Paul Noble | Humanist Celebrant

As a humanist celebrant accredited by Humanists UK, I arrange and officiate at non-religious weddings and funerals in and around Dorset, Wiltshire, and Hampshire. I’m based close to where these three counties meet.

I’ve lived in Wessex for many years. As well as organising non-religious, humanist ceremonies, I am gently easing myself out of a career in public relations to spend more time with my allotment.

I am part of the Wessex network of Humanist UK celebrants who operate in central southern England. We support each other in developing our professionalism, as well as providing back up for each other when dates don’t work.

Humanists have been running non-religious weddings since Victorian times and our 300 celebrants now organise thousands of humanist weddings (and more funerals) every year in the UK.

Please call me on 07779 209790 for an exploratory chat or email me: If you are interested in taking things further, then we could meet to talk in a little more detail.

Humanist Weddings

Humanist weddings are becoming increasingly popular: many people feel that the ritual and constraints of a religious ceremony don’t chime with their approach to life. And a civil or registry office wedding can be a little sterile.

Humanist ceremonies can take place wherever you like, and the content is whatever you like – although I have plenty of suggestions to help you make your wedding distinctive and unique to you.

Humanist Funerals

Humanist funerals and memorial services offer a personal and fitting way to say goodbye to those who have lived without religion. Humanist funerals bring people together to express sadness at the loss but also to celebrate the life lived. Tears will be shed, and smiles will be seen.

Celebrants usually work in partnership with funeral directors. If you wish to have a humanist celebrant, inform the funeral director immediately. You may even have a celebrant in mind – in which case let the funeral director know.