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Accredited Advanced Spiritual Celebrant Training

3 day residential weekend courses at Sedgebrook Hall, Northamptonshire.

Handfasting has never been more popular!

Couples and families are increasingly seeking spiritual based ceremonies and we are delighted to announce a new residential course providing accredited training on handfasting and other ceremonies with a spiritual context.

This course is open to anyone it doesn’t matter what training (if any) you have received or how long ago. This is an opportunity to offer full, unscripted handfasting and additional ceremonies including spiritual naming ceremonies to the highest possible level.

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The course is accredited by Awarding body One Awards at Level 3 and is led by Dawn Kinsella and Gregg Kinsell.

Dawn was the pioneer of legal pagan marriages in the Glastonbury Goddess Temple, conducting the first ever legal pagan marriage in England. Gregg is a graduate in Engineering with Business Studies and a former GB International and Olympic level cyclist. He is qualified in NLP and hypnotherapy and spiritual celebrant training.

Relaxation workshops are held on both evenings, enabling you to totally relax, unwind and fully immerse yourself in the course.

The full programme of enjoyable course sessions plus a small amount of distance learning, (which can be completed up to 6 weeks after the residential course), will enable you to offer a whole new range of ceremonies to your clients and promote your celebrancy to a wider market.

The course includes: Full unscripted handfasting, additional ceremonies such as jumping the broom and cake and ale ceremony, pre-wedding ceremonies including bridal hoop and besom broom, incense blending, air fire and element blessings, renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies, and spiritual naming ceremonies.

The course is held at Sedgebrook Hall in Northamptonshire, providing a tranquil location in the charming village of Chapel Brampton, in the heart of beautiful countryside and set in 13 acres of picturesque gardens. Only an hour from London and easy access to major roads makes the hotel easy to reach. Facilities include a gym and pool and all meals are included. Additional nights before and after your course can be booked at cost directly with the hotel.

Course fee: £995* (including vat)

(Staged payments available – ask for details)

Weekend course dates:

Sunday 17th – Tuesday 19th July

Saturday 24th – Monday 26th September

Course times: Starts at 10am on the first day and finishes at 4pm on the last day.

What is included?
• Meals and accommodation for course duration
• Certificates from One Awards, the accrediting organisation
• Evening spiritual relaxation workshops
• A fully comprehensive course manual
• A full handfasting kit including:
   – 7 x 3m lengths of high quality Chakra Handfasting Ribbons
   –  A handmade wedding cup, uniquely thrown on the potter’s wheel which includes earth from the Isle of Avalon and water from the red and white springs at Glastonbury
   – Ceremonial wedding candle handcrafted from beeswax and vegetable dye
   – Compass
• Unlimited post course help and assistance

*10% discount if you have previously taken a one-day handfasting course with Civil Ceremonies

How to book: Call 01480 276080 or email

Advanced Spiritual Celebrancy Training

Here you can see course tutor Dawn Kinsella talking about the 3 day residential Advanced Spiritual Celebrancy training course.

Thank you for delivering this opportunity to learn how to perform such a pure, deep alternative way of ceremony. A beautiful hypnobath. Dawn is one talented professional. To be in a space with both Dawn and Gregg is a privilege indeed. Everything was ideal. This went beyond any ideas of what I expected, it’s heartfelt and life changing. Deep gratitude! – Jenna Barnes – Feb 22

Really nice not to have a script to work to. A first for me, (evening session) tremendous effect on my whole body, still feeling the effect days later, so unique and enriching. There was so much to absorb, you were just wanting more. – Chris Beesley-Reynolds – Feb 22

I  thoroughly enjoyed it! The venue was lovely, the teachers were super and the attendees were lovely people and we bonded very quickly. It was great delivering a ceremony without a script and remembering what we had been taught. I feel excited about the future and as a celebrant I have gained another string to my bow (it even made me think how I could incorporate ideas in to my funeral services). Thank you to all who made the course happen. Nicky Greenacre – Feb 22

Find out more about training to become a spiritual celebrant today.

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        IT Skills you will need both during your training and working as a celebrant

        Do you have the following skills:

        1. Ability in creating, naming, using, saving and retrieving files and folders.
        2. Familiarity with using your version of Word (or similar software).
        3. Understanding of toolbars and icons.
        4. Ability to copy and paste sections of text.
        5. An understanding of ‘track changes’ and how to use this function.
        6. Ability to bold, underline and italicise text.
        7. Be able to change font type, size and colour.
        8. Ability to centre text in the middle of a page and right and left justify it.
        9. Be able to alter line spacing in a document and insert a page break.
        10. Be able to use the undo and redo functions.
        11. Understand how the tab key works.
        12. Ability to use headers and footers, bullet points and numbering
        13. Understanding of the difference between ‘Save’ and ‘Save As’.

        If you said ‘yes’ to all of the above then you have good basic skills.

        If you have answered ‘no’ to any of the above then you will need to improve your basic skills before starting the course. This can be done in a few hours by using one or more of the free online tutorials available on the internet.