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We are currently unable to undertake any ceremonies

We are currently unable to undertake any ceremonies in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement on the 23rd March 2020.
We will contact you as soon as possible as we are dealing with ceremonies booked in priority order. If you are trying to contact us about a ceremony, please email ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk.
We will not be able to amend ceremonies to a new date or take new bookings until we have been informed that the restriction on Civil Marriage and Partnership Ceremonies has been lifted. 
Please continue to review this page for further updates and confirmation for when we can resume new ceremony bookings and amendments.

Naming ceremonies

In Gloucestershire we strive to make sure your naming ceremony is a unique and memorable experience.

The naming ceremony is designed to meet the individual needs of the family and provide a dignified and formal opportunity to:

  • celebrate the birth and welcome your child into the family and wider community
  • announce the names that you have chosen and, if desired, explain the reasons behind the choice
  • make promises of commitment to nurture and support your child into adult life
  • choose other adults prepared to promise a special supportive relationship to your child

Naming ceremonies aren't just for babies though, you can welcome a child of any age into a family either through adoption or marriage.  A naming ceremony can make a lovely addition to your civil ceremony; please contact us for further details.

A naming ceremony does not carry any legal status and cannot contain any religious referenceCeremonies can be held at a registration office or at any of the approved venues in Gloucestershire.

Please see our ceremony fees for current price list.

Next step

For more information please contact our ceremonies team at ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 01452 425060 (option 3).

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