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Humanist celebrant takes centre stage at Arradoul SWI's October meeting


By Alan Beresford

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THE history and beliefs of humanism were in the spotlight when Arradoul SWI held their October meeting.

Humanist celebrant Sharon Short was the guest speaker at Arradoul SWI's October meeting.
Humanist celebrant Sharon Short was the guest speaker at Arradoul SWI's October meeting.

After members were welcomed by President Coleen Mackenzie she introduced the speaker for the evening, Sharon Short, a humanist celebrant who gave a very interesting talk on the history and beliefs of humanism and the services she performs.

These include non-religious weddings, funerals, child naming and suchlike. Ms Short also highlighted how she can perform services throughout Scotland, however in other parts of the UK, humanist marriages are not legally binding.

She went on to share some humorous moments and recalled venues and locations where she had performed weddings, ranging from the top of mountains to her own garden.

After tea, members were reminded that the Christmas craft fayre would take place on Sunday, November 26 from 10am to 4pm.

The monthly competition winners were: Flower of the Month – 1. Coleen Mackenzie, 2. Jessie Low; Celebration Card – 1. – Marian Stringer.

The next meeting on Tuesday, November 21 is a Christmas-themed Floral Art demonstration by Susan Rayne. Visitors are welcome.


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