School of Celebrancy 

Before becoming a full time celebrant I worked for over 20 years in adult education, so it's a delight to combine my love of teaching with my passion for celebrancy in the online courses I deliver for the School of Celebrancy, run by the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids - a worldwide group of over twenty thousand members in fifty countries. Open to members and non members alike, these courses are designed to offer a well-rounded grounding in the art of celebrancy, in the context of nature-based spiritual practices, but in a way that's applicable to all religious perspectives or none.

Serving the Living and the Dead focuses on funerals; and Celebrating Life on weddings, handfastings and naming ceremonies.  Each course is organised into six lessons, which can be worked through at your own pace, and which include text, audio and video materials, opportunities for discussion and the submission of homework to qualify for a certificate - to find out more click here.


It’s a joy and a privilege to share my passion for this work with others and to support and encourage people all over the world to become the best celebrants they can be! 

The experience and sensitivity of the tutor was a great combination for outstanding delivery of the course. Well balanced advice and constructive feedback with suggestions for working on our ideas further provided stretch targets for us all to work on as we grow as celebrants.

- Celebrating Life student

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Tel: 07986 407187

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