Lay Chaplains

PLEASE NOTE THAT WESTWOOD CURRENTLY IS WITHOUT A LAY CHAPLAIN

We recommend the Unitarian Church of Edmonton for local  Unitarian Universalist rites of passage services.

Canadian Unitarian Universalist Chaplains serve the community by performing:

  • Weddings (officially licensed by the Government of Alberta or their province/territory of residency)
  • 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.

Contact:  laychaplain@westwoodunitarian.ca

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. Training is provided through the Canadian Unitarian Council.

 laychaplain@westwoodunitarian.ca