What’s in a Name? The Naming Ceremony

Of course, everyone loves a handfasting, but one of my very favourite ceremonies to officiate as a Sacred Celebrant is the Naming Ceremony – both for babies and adults. The Baby Naming Ceremony For those parents not interested in a christening, it can seem like there aren’t many options for a special ceremony to mark…

Honouring Nature’s Downtime… Even with a full time job

The shortest day and longest night is approaching… As we enter the Dream Time of Yule we can feel our energies dipping, as all around us nature begins her Winter slumber. The trees have lost their leaves, conserving their energy before the great outpouring of new life in Spring, animals begin to go into hibernation,…

The Way of the Sacred Celebrant

It’s not often that you gain a whole new family within the space of a week… …But that’s exactly what happened this September at ‘Celebrant’s bootcamp’, otherwise known as the Sacred Celebrants Academy training in Glastonbury. I had chosen to attend this course for continuing professional development – I’d run rituals and ceremonies for many…

Into the dark… Blessed Samhain

And so we come to Samhain, or ‘Summer’s end’, the witches new year and the time when the veil between the worlds is thin… Now is the time when the Celtic Goddess Brighid, She who was the spring maiden at Imbolc, and the abundant mother at harvest time, shows Her crone face and transforms into…