Steve Emmett

Writer and Humanist Celebrant in Yorkshire

I am a humanist celebrant accredited by Humanists UK to conduct funeral, wedding and naming ceremonies. You can find out more on this subject below and by checking out my pages on the Humanists UK website:

Humanist ceremonies - yes, even funerals - are uplifting events, each one unique to the family and their loved ones, reflecting their lives, hopes, achievements and relationships. I enjoy all aspects of being a celebrant – meeting people (though COVID-19 has placed restrictions on this), creating the ceremony, and conducting the ceremony itself. It is an immense honour and privilege to play such an important role at such an important time. I work hard to make sure that each ceremony is exactly right for the family concerned, and nothing gives me greater reward than knowing I have done a good job for them.

If you want a professional celebrant who has lots of experience in life and ceremonies work, is down to earth (some say laid back) friendly and approachable with a healthy sense of humour, I might just be the one for you, so please don’t hesitate to make contact without any obligation.

So, I’m passionate about Humanism - but what else? Writing was one of my strong points at school and I revived this later in life - my debut novel Diavolino was first published in 2011 and I am reading each chapter on my YouTube Channel, “Steve Emmett - In Other Words” ahead of a re-release soon.

The YouTube channel has come out of my love for words and the many wonderful readings and poems I’ve discovered in my work as a celebrant. If you’re looking for the perfect poem or reading for a ceremony you might find it on my channel or among the links I offer. Of course, I also read horror stories as it’s my favourite genre and escape from reality. Just click on the YouTube logo below to find me there. I’ll be waiting for you.

Aside from all that, I love the arts in general but am especially a big opera and music fan, I enjoy good books and films, like a good wine and decent food, travel, and my interest in current affairs and social issues is lifelong. And that brings me back to Humanism!

  • Education
    • AA School of Architecture
    • York College of Arts and Technology
    • King James's School Knaresborough
    • London School of Journalism
A very big thank-you to you for a wonderful service you gave for my husband G – and C’s dad (of course). It was unbelievable the amount of people who attended, many of whom commented on the service you delivered. I think G would have approved. We have and will recommend you as much as we can. Your kindness, consideration, professionalism and everything you have done for us on the day will not be forgotten. At a very sad time for me and my family you were a great comfort when we needed it most.
S.F. (York)
Steve, a big thanks for everything you did to make our wedding such a fantastic day! The ceremony was perfect and we've had lots of compliments since on all things Humanism! We also really appreciate the efforts you made during the preparation to come down to York and the farm. Thanks once again and all the best for now.
Laura and Andrew
An island in an Italian lake, hidden by the locals and forced into the open with the arrival of Tom and his family starts a series of horrific events. Emmett knows how to keep you hooked and paces the narrative beautifully. The authenticity of someone who has lived in Italy also shines through. Amongst the roller coaster plot twists are numerous nuggets of cryingly beautiful similies and phrases that show that he is not just another Dan Brown but a writer of the very highest quality.
Auberon Quin
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