Other Ceremonies Available
Naming Ceremonies – A welcome for your child.
A Naming Ceremony is held to celebrate the wonderful
occasion of the birth of a child. Your family and
friends would be invited to share in your joy and
have the opportunity to express their good wishes
and hopes for the future, and to officially welcome
This event is a celebration by all of the people
involved in your child’s life. It is an opportunity
for you to state in front of your family and friends
the unconditional love and care, support and
encouragement that you will continue to provide as a
You may wish to appoint Godparents, Mentors or
Guardians for your child.
Usually Naming Ceremonies are either held at home or
one of Townsville’s beautiful parks and gardens.
Naming Dedications of older children
Sometimes children have never had a naming ceremony
or christening. A Naming Dedication can be
performed. This ceremony is similar to a Naming
Ceremony but customised to the age of the
child/children. Some couples choose to incorporate a
Naming Ceremony or Dedication into their Marriage
Ceremony. Ask me about this, if you are interested.
Renewal of Vows & Anniversary Milestones
Renewing your vows is a special celebration for
a married couple to reaffirm their love and
commitment to each other. These ceremonies often
celebrate a special milestone or anniversary.
Often couples who have been married overseas
will want a celebration with family and friends
on their return so that they too can share in
Each couple will want something relevant to
themselves and their particular circumstances
and I will take the time to discuss what they
might like and give suggestions. It will be my
pleasure to perform your Ceremony with warmth
There are no legal requirements for a Renewal of
A Certificate honouring the occasion is
The Commitment Ceremony is not a legal marriage,
but a commitment between two people to share
their lives together. The Commitment Ceremony is
a public expression of love for each other, and
the couple's hopes and dreams for the future.
The participation of children, family and/or
close friends is encouraged, although not
Commitment Ceremony usually consists of...
Introduction and welcome to guests
Poetry and/or readings
Affirmation of commitment
Exchange of rings or gifts
Signing of certificates
Presentation of Couple and Certificate
And if you have another type of ceremony in mind
not mentioned here, please be sure to enquire.