Civil naming ceremonies

Naming ceremonies allow parents or guardians to make a formal commitment to their child.

Although usually used to mark the arrival of a child, children of any age can have a naming ceremony. The occasion gives you the opportunity to make promises as to how your child will be brought up, and have this witnessed by family and friends. The service doesn't have religious content and has no legal status.

A civil naming ceremony can be held at Priory Place:

  • Thurs and Friday: 9.30, 10.30, 11.30am, 2.30 and 3.30pm
  • Saturday: 9.30, 10.30 and 11.30am

Costs are:

Thursday  £165 - either room
Friday and Saturday  morning £270 - either room 

Ceremonies at approved premises

Alternatively you may prefer to have the ceremony held at one of the borough's many approved premises.

We are able to conduct ceremonies at these venues:

Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 11:30am or 2pm to 4pm 

Friday: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm

Saturday 1pm, 3pm or 5pm £300 
Sunday 10am to 5pm £360

To reserve a date and time in advance you can make a provisional booking at a fee of £25.

For further information, please contact us:

Last updated: 01 March 2022 16:51:50