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Weddings & Special Ceremonies

Contact our Lay Chaplain by using the form on the Contact page.

Beacon’s Lay Chaplain and Minister offer ceremonies that recognize and honour your personal traditions and values. They will plan with you and officiate for you to commemorate life’s important events.

  • Marriage or Commitment Ceremony
  • Celebration of Life, Memorial Service
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Child Naming
  • Divorce Ritual
  • Pet Memorial
  • House Blessing

In order to incorporate your wishes, most ceremonies include an in-depth interview with you.


  • Weddings with rehearsal: $300
  • Memorials: $300
  • Other Rites: $150-$300
  • Zoom Tech Support: $75 per ceremony
  • Video and/or chat record: $25 per ceremony
  • Travel: $0.60/km over 10 km

Janet Pivnick,
Lay Chaplain

Janet is a Unitarian ministerial aspirant, and is training to be a Spiritual Director. She says that “co-designing meaningful rites of passage and officiating at ceremonies for the most significant moments in community members’ lives is an honour, a privilege, and a pleasure.”

Thank you very much for being part of our wedding. It meant a lot to us to be married by someone who made us feel comfortable and encouraged us to create a ceremony that reflected ourselves and our beliefs.

I wanted to reach out and express to you both how happy we were with the service yesterday. You both made this day very special for us and most importantly my Mom was very happy with the celebration. We received many comments from friends and family.