Modern Rituals is owned and operated by me, Billy Ditchburn. I’m a provincially registered wedding officiant providing services based on Humanist values. What are humanist values, you might ask? Well, since you ask, humanist values include supporting such trifles as equality, responsibility, inclusivity, diversity, democracy, compassion and love.
Humanist services centre on the individual; they are all about celebrating you, your achievements and your life passages. They reflect who you are, and they express your values. For this reason, humanist celebrations are not religious in nature. They do not have a strict template; they can be as fun or as serious as you would like them to be.
I also offer a range of celebrations apart from weddings, because I believe that ritual and ceremony is how we – as humans – mark our passage through our various communities.
Welcome to Modern Rituals!