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 is 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 2021, the cost is EUR300 for ceremonies held in Malta, and EUR400 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 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 2021, our celebrants charge Eur250 in Malta, or Eur300 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 2021 are offered at Eur300 for ones done in Malta, or Eur400 for ones held in Gozo or Comino.

Celebrants

Marcette Busuttil 

Celebrant

Marcette wears different hats in her every day life. Sister to four siblings, mother of two – family is important to me and I am always there for them. Passionate about helping people which she does through hypnotherapy – which she has promoted for over twenty years; and helping clients to find their ideal job or candidate through her employment agency. Known as Mar or Marcy to her friends and even Mimi to her special ones, she realized that she was a humanist a few years ago and went on to become a celebrant, as like herself, she feels that more and more people today are turning to the humanist way of life and want to have meaningful and personalized ceremonies to celebrate the important events in their life.

She is passionate about books, music, travel, art, theatre, film, food & wine, trekking, to mention a few things (must mention her cat!). Always up for new experiences – she has sky and scuba dived and being a lover of fancy dress parties and fantasy creatures, has even been a mermaid! Her favourite quotes: “Always be true to yourself”. “Twenty years form now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by those you did. Explore. Dream. Discover.”and “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

Marcette conducts weddings, funerals, baby naming ceremonies, inaugurations and other humanist ceremonies in both Maltese and English.

Marie Clare Church

Celebrant

Marie-Clare is a Marketing Manager who works in a multinational company. Lover of books, she enjoys nothing more than ending the week with a nice glass of wine, a great novel or a thrilling movie.

She is also a great lover of food – choosing noodles and pizza as her go-to favourites anytime of day!

Being an ex-boxer, she is also a boxing coach and avid obstacle course athlete. She is also a fan of music and tattoos – having quite the canvas herself.

What attracted her to humanism is that ceremonies are personal and people oriented – moreover she believes that our way of life should be based on values, rationality and knowledge.

Christian Colombo

Chairperson and Celebrant

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. 

Gail Debono

Senior Celebrant and Humanist Celebrants Malta Coordinator

Gail is a forensic psychologist, 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 by 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.

Anna Ellul

Celebrant

Anna is British and living in Malta, enjoying everything the Mediterranean has to offer. She loves nothing more than living the Café Society life and people watching in her spare time.

An ex-dental nurse, with a love for socializing, Anna gives back to society by volunteering at an animal sanctuary. One of her hobbies is rambling through the European country side as nature plays an important part in her life.

Anna became a celebrant because she believes that people deserve the opportunity to celebrate life’s important milestones in their own way without the need for religion. She is proud to be part of the Malta Humanist Association and would like to invite you to reach out to discuss how we can make your occasion a special one.

Raelene Galea

Celebrant

Raelene is the Head of the Acquisitions department at the University of Malta Library. With an academic background in management, librarianship, and teaching, she’s fond of books and research, and loves nothing more than to relax with a good read and the crackling of bonfires during a weekend of camping.

A lover of tea and nature, her good friend the hammock is accustomed to embracing her in a peaceful calm while she sips her hot drink or glass of wine, reads her books and licks up the sun. Chocolate, travelling, crafts and plants are also favourites in her dictionary.

She has decided to become a Humanist celebrant as she feels that people should commemorate life’s important milestones through meaningful and personal ceremonies; irrespective of their religious beliefs, culture and/or sexual orientation. To her, the opportunity of being part of such ceremonies is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a humanist celebrant.

Code of Conduct

To ensure professional and high quality service, our celebrants abide by a code of conduct.

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