Ceremony Matters
Equalities Statement

At Ceremony Matters we look forward to a time when an Equalities Statement is no longer necessary for anyone to feel safe or welcome.

We positively welcome and aim to support the growing diversity of the community that we serve as celebrants, and the people to whom we offer training.

We will not discriminate (indirectly, directly or by association) on the grounds of race, gender, gender reassignment, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, HIV status, or disability (including sensory and physical disabilities, learning disabilities, neurobiological difference and mental health status). 

Equality and diversity are majority issues, which concern the whole community:

  • People who live with disability
  • Faith/belief groups/non-faith and beliefs
  • Lesbians, bisexuals and gay people
  • Older people
  • People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds
  • Transgender and non-binary people
  • Women and men
  • Young people

Quality means equality in all that we offer, both as celebrants and as a provider of advanced professional trainings.

We celebrate diversity and honour each person’s right to live life as the unique human being they are. 

Ash Hayhurst has written a Guide for Queer People to help with making informed choices when planning a funeral. All funeral celebrants are advised to read this guide and have it available to offer to those who may benefit from it.