Bank holiday closure

Tower Hamlets Register Office is closed on Monday 26 August 2019. For urgent (same day burials) please call 07946 390 834 between 9am and 4pm. We will be open as usual from Tuesday 27 August. More information can be found on the sudden death page.

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Naming ceremonies


We offer Naming Ceremonies for those who wish to celebrate the birth of a new baby or welcome an adopted child or stepchild to their family. We have a variety of days and times available and can tailor a ceremony to your requirements. Our ceremony room holds up to 60 guests.

A naming ceremony can be held for children of all ages and for more than one child in the same family. A typical ceremony has seven elements:

  • introduction and welcome
  • readings
  • naming the child or children
  • promises by parents
  • promises by supporting adults
  • signing the commemorative certificate
  • closing words

If you are interested in finding out more please email our ceremonies team with your name and telephone number.

Fees may be found on our fees page. You must read our terms and conditions before making a booking.