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Welcome to the Association of Independent Celebrants


The Association of Independent Celebrants (AOIC) is a Trade Association for professional, qualified celebrants across the UK and overseas.

Our objective is to provide our membership with the support and resources they need in order to grow as celebrants and create truly special ceremonies for every one of their clients. This includes offering a large number of membership benefits and assistance for newly trained celebrants for as long as they feel they need it. 

The AOIC maintains a prominent voice in the celebrant industry through its active membership of organisations such as the NAFD, SAIF, Dying Matters and the Child Funeral Charity, as well as through articles published in trade magazines and the mainstream media.

We are run by a committee made up of working celebrants from all sides of the industry, so can truly call ourselves ‘The Voice of the Celebrant’.

Looking for a Celebrant?

We are a forward-thinking Association which places the individual at the heart of its innovative ceremonies. So whether you’re planning a Funeral, Wedding, Naming Ceremony, or any other type of ceremony, you are sure to find the right celebrant for you amongst our membership.

Whatever the occasion, our members will work with you to design, write and conduct a tailor-made ceremony in accordance with your wishes, ensuring that you are involved every step of the way.

Thinking of Joining Us?

The AOIC is dedicated to supporting its members to be the best celebrants they can be. We are an entirely not-for-profit organisation, meaning that 100% of your membership fee is invested back into the wide variety of benefits that we provide. These benefits include:

  • Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance
  • A comprehensive listing on our website
  • An AOIC name badge and ID card
  • Brochures, leaflets and other literature to help you to promote your services
  • A 20% discount on website design services via True Promise Design
  • AOIC Support – telephone counselling at times of trouble or distress
  • Grief Chat – free online counselling service for your clients

The AOIC is there to support its members throughout the whole of their celebrant career and even offers a licentiate membership for newly qualified celebrants. So no matter what stage you’re at, we would love to hear from you.

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