Westwood's Lay Chaplains

Westwood's Lay Chaplains serve Edmonton and the surrounding area by performing:

  • weddings (officially licensed by the Government of Alberta)
  • funerals and memorial services
  • child dedications
  • other ceremonies recognizing significant life passages such as reaffirming vows, dissolution of a relationship, coming of age, loss of a pet, graduation, or retirement.

Our Lay Chaplains welcome the opportunity to adapt ceremonies to the needs and wishes of the celebrants, thus creating a personalized experience. Using the services of a Westwood Lay Chaplain allows couples or families the opportunity to mark a life passage in a spiritual way, even if they do not subscribe to any particular religion.

Leigh performing ceremony Our Lay Chaplains are flexible as to the location of the ceremony, be it at Westwood Unitarian Congregation, a chapel or a more informal venue.



For more information please download and read our Ceremonies and Rites of Passage brochure (pdf, 3.4MB).

There are many types of ceremonies our lay chaplains can provide for you. To see our fee schedule visit the Ceremony Fees page.



Leigh Bornn was installed as one of Westwood's law chaplains on Sunday June 9, 2013.

The Lay Chaplain committee is seeking another chaplain to serve Westwood and the wider Edmonton community.

Email Leigh at laychaplain@westwoodunitarian.ca.