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Celebrants Service

For the meaningful tailored-made ceremony you deserve

MHA Celebrants Service

With a great track record in the area of activism – in favour of minority rights, equality, secular society, etc – The Malta Humanist Association has in the past two years started providing meaningful ceremonies to mark important life events. Such ceremonies bring us closer to the 2000 member strong community of Maltese Humanists and allow us to be present in their lives.
Now, we would like to take this further by providing support not only during particular life events, but also any other time when an individual might feel the need – be it as an adolescent questioning religion, a student overwhelmed with stress, a patient in hospital, or simply a person going through a rough patch.
Compassion towards fellow human beings is at the heart of Humanism and we wish to show this by providing support and care to those who need it.

 

If You’re Planning To Get Married…

First Of All

Congratulations on your decision to get married or renew your vows, and thank you for expressing interest in the services of our celebrants. Should you be interested in a humanist wedding or vow renewal ceremony, your first step would be to choose a celebrant from the list below.

Once A Celebrant Has Been Selected

Contact them directly to enquire about their availability. Once a celebrant confirms that they are available on your chosen date, a 50% deposit on the total fee would be required in order for the celebrant to book you in.

Prior to the wedding, the couple will meet with their chosen celebrant, in a casual way, for the celebrant to get a feel for the couple and ask some questions about them in order to be able to write the ceremony. The celebrant will ask the couple questions about what they would like included in the ceremony for the ceremony itself to be tailored to them. Once the ceremony is written, the couple will then have the option to edit as many times as they see fit until the ceremony is perfectly written to their liking. Once confirmed, the celebrant will deliver the ceremony.

Pricing

All our celebrants charge the same pricing. For bookings made in 2020, the cost is EUR250 for ceremonies held in Malta, and EUR300 for ceremonies held in Gozo or Comino. This price is all inclusive and encompasses the first meeting between couple and celebrant, the writing of the ceremony, with as many edits as are needed, the delivery of the ceremony on the day, and celebrant transport costs to and from the wedding.

We We Also Offer

Funeral Services

Whether you are planning your own funeral in advance or an unexpected funeral for someone you love, our celebrants will be there from start to finish to make sure that the memorial is one that the honoured truly deserves. Having a personalised send of for someone ensures that the person is honoured in the very way they lived their life.

For funerals booked in 2020, our celebrants charge Eur200 in Malta, or Eur250 in Gozo or Comino.

Baby Welcoming Services

Celebrating the arrival of a new child in a humanist welcoming ceremony is a great way for friends and family to meet your child… use the ceremony to announce the child’s guideparents, or to pass on family heirlooms to the child.

Baby Welcoming Ceremonies booked in 2020 are offered at Eur250 for ones done in Malta, or Eur300 for ones held in Gozo or Comino.

Celebrants

Gail Debono

Celebrations Coordinator at the Malta Humanist Association

Gail is a forensic psychologist; she is also Vice President of the Malta Humanist Association. A lover of books, languages, and cultures and hopes to pass this on to her daughter who is the focus of her life.

In her spare time, when not at a Foo Fighters concert, Gail may be spotted at the sea or under it, on a scuba dive or two, at the shooting range, or watching a good game of rugby.

She has lived in over 5 countries apart from her beloved Malta where she plans to stay. Gail was inspired to become a Humanist Celebrant by the fact that she couldn’t have a Humanist Baby Naming Ceremony for her daughter because there were no trained celebrants in Malta at the time.

Through becoming a celebrant she hopes to give the opportunity to everybody who wants to commemorate an occasion without religion.

Gail conducts weddings, funerals, baby naming ceremonies, inaugurations and other humanist ceremonies in both Maltese and English, and is a proud member of the internationally-acclaimed Celebrant Directory.

Christian Colombo

Chairperson at the Malta Humanist Association

Christian Colombo is a computer science lecturer at the University of Malta by profession. He is a member of the Malta Humanist Association and in his free time enjoys reading and putting his thoughts into prose and poems.

Christian got married two years ago and had to improvise a humanist wedding together with his bride as no celebrants were available at the time.

Now he hopes to provide the same experience of a meaningful and personal wedding to others. Apart from weddings he also conducts funerals and naming ceremonies. 

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