Lay Chaplains

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.

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
  • handfasting blessings
  • 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.

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.


Westwood members are encouraged to contact the  Lay Chaplain committee if interested in learning more about serving Westwood and the wider Edmonton community as a Lay Chaplain.

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