Independent Celebrant & MC London UK


After registration, have a loving private ceremony (non or part religious) for family and friends. Friendly celebrant guides you through your dream ceremony on your special day.

Baby Naming, Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Gay Civil Partnerships, funerals and Stages of Life to mark special birthdays, graduation, coming of age, new home, rededication for adoption, step families, pets, etc.

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Locations in or near London or by arrangement

Tel: 0776 468 4600 Email:


Jenny Parkes

Being born and brought up near London Heathrow Airport, I love travelling and meeting new people.  I’ve lived in Australia, worked in different businesses and been married to John for many years.  I love helping families with their celebrations, often as a toastmaster MC. Toastmasters help at weddings and couples asked about ceremonies, so I became an English Celebrant. My ceremonies include weddings, partnerships, renewal of vows, namings, and many are for couples who want something different and special to them.

Can I help? Advice or classes. ‘How to be a Best Man’- your speech etc. ‘Beginners’ Guide to Wedding Etiquette’ - for all.  I’m also a Before-ceremony MC, guiding guests, helping photographer, etc.

Member of Independent Celebrants Alliance and Northern Guild of Toastmasters. Was independent celebrant member of Society of Registrars/Association of Registration and Celebration Services.



I will write a unique ceremony for you, (non or part religious) that can be held almost anywhere, hotel, house or garden, and at almost any time.  (If taking place outside, please remember the British weather!)
Wedding – A weddings can be in two parts – the Registrar’s legal formalities (UK or overseas) and then the ceremony for family and friends.  A personally designed ceremony often appeals to continentals, those of different cultures, or who want a more individual style.
Ceremony package
Renewal of Vows – Got married overseas?  Married for 3 or 30 years? Celebrating a special anniversary?  Whatever reason, renew the loving promises you made.
Civil Partnership – Had the partnership formalities overseas or in private?  Celebrate with a ceremony for family and friends.
Commitment – An informal ceremony with your special promises.
Family – Naming – A ceremony to present and welcome a new addition to the family.  Adoption – This welcoming ceremony can take place between the new family member and parents/guardians.  Step-families – A ceremony to celebrate the joining of two families.
Funeral - celebrate a life
Stages of life – A ceremony can be designed for special events -  birthdays, graduation, coming of age, divorce, new home, new business, etc.

** Bring your marriage/partnership certificate.  No certificate needed for commitment or betrothal.  Current UK law does not allow celebrants to do wedding legalities **



Ceremony-Celebrants UK

Independent Celebrants carry out ceremonies that are designed to meet their client’s individual wishes.  The content of each ceremony is discussed with the client who makes his/her own suggestions and wishes, and the ceremony will reflect the client’s personality and beliefs.

Celebrant training courses

One-day Workshop for Toastmasters
Toastmasters know about weddings and ceremonies.  This workshop is designed to update their ceremony knowledge to Celebrant level.

Two-day Celebrant course ‘Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Partnership, Commitment, Naming, Stages of Life’
Ceremony content for Wedding, Renewal of Vows, Civil Partnership, Commitment, Welcoming and Naming, and Stages of Life for birthdays, pets, new home, etc. Celebrancy skills, presentation, body language, history, legalities, marketing, e-mail.  Suggestions for music, readings, vows. 

Each course has 10 delegates and includes refreshments and a light lunch. 
Successful applicants will receive a certificate of attainment, directory listing and membership of the Independent Celebrants Alliance.

If you would like more information, please contact Jenny.






Jersey and Channel Islands
David Lister - Celebrant/Toastmaster
Tel 01534 744417  E:
(funeral, wedding, partnership, renewal of vows, commitment)

London area
Jenny Parkes – Celebrant/Toastmaster MC
Tel 0776 468 4600   E:
(funeral, wedding, partnership, renewal of vows, commitment, naming, Stages of Life)

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