Weddings, Memorials & Other Ceremonies

Our lay chaplain/celebrant offers wedding, memorial and other rites of passage ceremonies to the greater Sarnia-Lambton community.

Loving Couple

Loving Couple

Wedding

Wedding

Engaged Couple Holding Hands

Engaged Couple Holding Hands

Just Married

Just Married

Romantic Photo

Romantic Photo

The Ring

The Ring

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BillWedding2016

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Couples Hug

Couples Hug

Marriage Ceremony

Marriage Ceremony

Wedding Photoshoot

Wedding Photoshoot

Dancing Grooms

Dancing Grooms

Same Sex Marriage

Same Sex Marriage

Beach Wedding

Beach Wedding

Two Brides

Two Brides

Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom

Exchanging Rings

Exchanging Rings

Wedding Rings 2

Wedding Rings 2

Flower Arrangement

Flower Arrangement

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Image by Pablo Lancaster Jones

Image by Pablo Lancaster Jones

Baptism

Baptism

Baby Baptism Ceremony

Baby Baptism Ceremony

Baby in Baptism Clothes

Baby in Baptism Clothes

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Image by Josh Applegate

Baptism

Baptism

Weddings

If you are interested in a non-traditional wedding ceremony, you might want to consider a Unitarian lay chaplain to officiate.

 

Our services can be custom designed to be creative and festive to reflect your needs and wishes for your special day. They can include family blessings, chosen readings and music, a unity candle, hand fasting etc. 

Our lay chaplain/celebrant 

has received lay chaplaincy training through the Canadian Unitarian Council and is licensed to officiate at marriages by the Province of Ontario.

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LGBTQ+2S Weddings & Ceremonies

Back in 2003, our former lay chaplains/celebrants were the first to offer and conduct legal marriage ceremonies in Sarnia-Lambton for gay and lesbian couples.

 

Prior to Ontario’s marriage equality law, they conducted same gender unions. As a liberal faith community, we hold diversity of sexual identity as a fundamental principle.

 

Our Fellowship warmly welcomes LGBTQ+2S persons. In addition to the ceremonies noted above, coming out ceremonies and other rituals can be developed as requested. 

Renew Wedding Vows

Looking to renew your wedding vows to yours truly? Whether it is a notable anniversary year or you just want to celebrate by including new friends and family, our Lay Chaplain/Celebrant can officiate.

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We will help you design a meaningful and joyful ceremony that will honour and celebrate your love and commitment

to each other.

Funerals & Memorials 

Funeral and memorial services are often an essential step in the grief and healing process for family and friends of the deceased. Our lay chaplain/celebrant will meet with the family to plan a meaningful and respectful service which honours their needs and wishes.

Child Dedications &  Blessings

We can help you create a joyful and meaningful ceremony to bestow a name upon your baby or child and to celebrate their arrival into your family.

 

This wonderful non-traditional ceremony allows family members and friends to dedicate themselves to helping raise the child with love and fairness.

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Meet Our Lay Chaplain/Celebrant

Steve Lane is our current lay chaplain/celebrant. Steve is a former television and marketing executive who has now settled back into his home town of Sarnia after several decades in Alberta. He is pursuing a career as a professional musician. Born into a Jewish-Anglican family, Steve has universal respect for all spiritual paths. He and looks forward to helping you plan a unique and memorable service.

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Lay Chaplain/Celebrant Fees

Ceremony: $250 (no tax)
Wedding rehearsal: $50
Travel: No charge for up to 20 km round trip.

Contact Information

Name: Steve Lane
Phone Number: 519-330-5314
Email: stevelane02@gmail.com

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Testimonials

Steve Lane

"Thank you Steve for making our day so much more memorable. Our families and friends really enjoyed your service and thank you for including the tree dedication. We had a wonderful day."

Steve Lane

"Thank you so much for performing our service. It was just perfect!"

Allan McKeown

"Thank you so much for helping our family say 'goodbye' to our mother. We appreciated your kindness, compassion, and the time you spent with us to plan the memorial service. 

Bill Franks

"Bill really worked with us to design a ceremony that felt right. He was an invaluable resource and a rock amid the slight chaos of the day. His calm presence, smile and can-do attitude were truly appreciated. Thank-you!"

 
 
 

Bill Franks

"We were most happy with the easygoing, patient manner in which all our questions and fears were answered. We wanted to make the ceremony our own and all our wishes were respected."

Allan McKeown

"Thank you so much for time. Your eulogy was thoughtful and meaningful. The service will long be remembered; it was remarkable! We can’t thank you enough!"

Bill Franks

"Bill is a warm and funny fellow and we enjoyed him on our big day. I highly recommend this cheerful Chap(lain)."

More Testimonials

If you are happy with our Lay Chaplain / Celebrant's service, please email us a testimonial to add here. Testimonials are worth their weight in gold!