Other Ceremonies

Naming Ceremony

• Celebrate the birth of a baby and greet the newborn
• Welcome a child into the family and the community
• Formally give a name to an infant or older child
• Honour the child and their special place in your life
• Mark the occasion of an adult’s change of name

Some things we may talk about during the planning process are:

• The story of your child’s life so far
• Your hopes and dreams for the future of your family
• Whether you plan to involve godparents/guardians/mentors
• Whether there are any traditions, spiritual or cultural practices you want to incorporate

A Naming Certificate can be provided.

House blessing
Start life in your new home with a special ceremony.

Some things we will talk about during the planning process are:

• The story of where you lived before moving to the new home
• Your hopes and dreams for life in your new home
• Whether there are any traditions, spiritual or cultural practices you want to incorporate
• Any particular actions or symbols you’d like to include

Croning
A crone is a woman who has passed through menopause and is emerging into a new phase of freedom, awareness, reflection and wisdom.

Some things we will talk about during the planning process are:

The story of your life – your history and experience
Your spiritual journey
Your feelings about growing older
Your dreams for the future

Other ceremonies
Ceremonies mark extra-ordinary occasions.  They are celebrations that stand outside time’s normal flow.  They are consciously symbolic and touch something deep inside us.

Ceremonies I offer include:

Birthdays – especially those marking significant ages.  A time to honour a particular stage in your life journey.
Anniversaries – acknowledging the changes and the hopes for the future
Farewells – honouring someone who is moving on, acknowledging the part they’ve played in our lives and wishing them well for the future.
Preparation for a major operation
Rites of passage, e.g. young people moving into adulthood, personal transitions.  Times of change can be difficult as we lose that which was and face an unknown future.  A ceremony can help us to move through that transition.
Seasonal celebrations marking the cycles of nature

You are welcome to contact me at rely88@gmail.com

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