My ordination, July 2008
Hello, I’d like to introduce myself to you. I am an ordained Interfaith minister and celebrant, and I live in Galashiels in the beautiful Scottish Borders.
Being an Interfaith minister means that I am not attached to one particular church or faith, but I am committed to recognising and tuning in to each person’s own threads of connection to spirituality, however that may manifest. I also conduct ceremonies with no association to faith.
I undertook a two year intensive study course with the Interfaith Seminary which ended in my ordination in 2008. The Interfaith Seminary is a body of ministers from many faiths and traditions, established and alternative.
Our aim is to serve people of all beliefs and none, and I personally have found real fulfilment in offering ceremonies to people with a wide range of needs.
Over many years, I have personally followed a pathway that has embraced a wide spectrum of spiritual teachings and practices, and have come to the place where I deeply believe that connection, whether it be to each other, the world as a whole, or to a guiding spirit, which we may or may not choose to call God, is what really matters.
As a minister and celebrant, it is this sense of connection that I hope to bring into my work with those of you who choose me to help you.