Soul Ceremonies  

Ceris Fender-Reid

Interfaith Minister and Independent Celebrant



Baby blessings

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You may call it a Naming Ceremony, a Baby Blessing  or a Welcome to the World Ceremony. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this new being, express all that you wish for your baby in their life ahead, make commitments to him or her as parents, grandparents or Godparents/support people, and to  gather with your community of friends and family who encircle and support your new family. Children can also be welcomed into their new families to celebrate their adoption and blended families, in all their forms, can be celebrated as adults and children create new family identities together and adults take on new parenting roles.      


In addition to baby blessings and namings, adoption ceremonies and ceremonies for blended (step) families, I offer pre-conception ceremonies and pre-birth blessings for the couple, mother blessings for the mother and baby-moon first blessings - intimate ceremonies to celebrate the safe birth and welcome the new baby into their immediate family.


Birth and new life are such miraculous events. Babies are blessings in themselves.


A ceremony gives an opportunity to welcome, name or simply celebrate this unique and beautiful soul as they begin their life.

Baby blessings Baby naming ceremonies