Christenings

Nicole is Retiring from Weddings from 30/06/16
but still conducting Namings & Christenings on Sundays only

A Christening ceremony conducted by Nicole Celeban is designed to announce the safe arrival of your child. Your family and friends would be invited to meet, greet, and to express their wishes and hopes for the future, and to officially welcome your child.

The Christening is a celebration by all of the people involved in your child's life. It is an opportunity for you to state in front of your family and friends the unconditional love and care, support and encouragement that you will continue to provide as a parent.


"Thank you for doing our little daughter's Christening.
Everyone who attended said it was one of the best ceremonies they have been to, fun and enjoyable.
They loved how you involved the whole family too."
Jodie, Paul & Shay-lee


Just by holding a Christening (Baptism) ceremony, you are expressing that your child is a very important member of your family. If you decide that you want your child christened, it doesn't have to be in church.
Nicole believes that:

  • Sacred ground is everywhere

  • God is with us and within us

  • The Bible belongs to everyone

The service that Nicole conducts is designed for people who are unable to make the commitments and promises often requested by most priests or ministers from the mainstream religions.

The Christening or Non-Denominational Baptism Ceremony is designed for parents, who are themselves Christians, and would like their child to also become part of 'the family of God'. They may wish for their child not to be bound to follow any particular teaching, but have the freedom to worship according to their own individual spiritual inclination.

Nicole's aim is to try to take the stress and strain out of your day, by conducting a personal Christening that is meaningful, relaxed and friendly.

Nicole has written a very special and unique sand ceremony for children of all ages. Colours have had many meanings over the centuries, and Nicole would ask the most precious people in your child's life to use coloured sand to bestow their blessings upon him/her. During the sand ceremony, each member of the immediate family will take turns pouring coloured sand into your child's container. This act symbolises that although each member of the family maintains their own individuality, they will join together in the creation of one loving family unit. Grandparents, Godparents, parents and siblings are welcome to participate. The sand will take on unique patterns to create a beautiful work of art that will forever be a visual reminder of the Christening.

For more information, you would be welcome to give Nicole a call on 0427 393 699.

To make your life easy for you, Nicole would be happy to provide all the coloured sand and the containers required for the ceremony at no extra charge. For a boy, a glass "rocket" shaped decanter would be provided, or for a girl, a lovely decorative glass bottle would be suitable.

Christening/Baptism ceremonies usually include:

  • Introduction and welcome to family and guests

  • The Naming and Blessing

  • Appointment of Godparents

  • Non Denominational Baptism

  • Sand Ceremony

  • Conclusion

  • Presentation of Child and Certificates.

With Nicole's background in office administration, and as a popular radio presenter, you can rest assured that your ceremony will be conducted with warmth, sincerity and attention to detail.
Nicole conducts most ceremonies in the Penrith, Blacktown and Blue Mountains areas.

If you would like to know what people have said about the ceremonies that Nicole has conducted, please have a look at her Letters page.

The Christening can be held in the privacy of your own home, a park, or venue of your choice. View the Venues page if you would like to find out about some local venues.

A quality Non-Denominational Christening conducted by Nicole may sound expensive, but you will no doubt find that Nicole's services provide excellent value for money, in the context of all the other expenses incurred. Nicole's fee for an Absolutely Fabulous Christening in the Penrith area is only $395. For a ceremony outside the Penrith area, a travel fee would apply.


After much negotiation, Nicole has been fortunate enough to be able to secure the use of a lovely chapel in the Penrith area for Namings and Christenings at a very reasonable rate of $175 per hour (plus your Celebrant's fee). If you've secured Nicole as your celebrant and booked your ceremony at a local park, the chapel could also be available as a wet weather alternative. For further details please call Nicole Celeban on 0427 393 699.

In her twenty years as a professional celebrant, Nicole has conducted in excess of 4000 ceremonies.
She has conducted ceremonies in Penrith, Blacktown, Mt Druitt, St Marys, Parramatta, Auburn, Camden, Macarthur, Springwood, Katoomba, Leura, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, Windsor, Richmond, Kurrajong, Hawkesbury .... and the list goes on.....

Email enquiries are welcome. To assist Nicole to give you all the information you require, please remember to give as much detail as possible including your names, your child's name and age, a contact phone number, where (venue/suburb/locality), and when (date and preferred time) you would like for your ceremony. If you're enquiring about a Christening ceremony, please let me know your child's name and age.

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