name is Felicity Harvest, and I am a British Humanist Association
trained celebrant for weddings, funerals and namings. I live in East
Sussex, with my husband, and between us we have three grown-up children.
I have believed in humanist principles all my life, but formally
discovered the BHA when looking for material for my daughter’s naming
ceremony over 20 years ago, and have been a member ever since. I have
used BHA celebrants for family funerals, and for my own marriage, so I
know from personal experience what a rewarding experience these
ceremonies can be, with their personal focus, and emphasis on how we
live our lives.
I started my working life as a theatre designer, then went on to run
several different organisations including a cinema and an environmental
project. I then worked in arts funding and development, finishing that
part of my career as Regional Executive Director for the Arts Council
here in the South East. Training as a celebrant has meant that I can
bring my belief in humanism together with both my creativity, and a
number of straightforward, useful skills I have learned over the years
like listening, being organised, and making myself heard!
I have a strong personal commitment to equality of opportunity, and am
always interested in drawing on elements of different cultures when
Photograph © Rosa Harvest