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Further Training for Celebrants – Handfasting and other spiritual elements for ceremonies

This course is perfect for professional Celebrants wishing to offer spiritual enhancements to the ceremonies they offer. Handfasting is increasingly popular and can be offered as a stand alone ceremony or included within wedding celebrations, renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies.

Various levels of enhancement will be suggested ranging from simple but effective additions to more complex elements.

handfasting training

One Day Workshop

The practical and intensive day includes:

  • Establishing what the couple require, origins of handfasting and how to introduce various elements in the ceremony.
  • Practical instruction on the use of cords and ribbons.
  • The four elements and why they are central to the theme.
  • The right equipment for the ceremony.
  • Creating the ceremony space.
  • How to deliver the ceremony without a script.

Plus other spiritual elements including: Creating a sacred circle, using the elements, blessing of rings, jumping the broom, cake and ale, sipping of wine and much more.

Course Tutor: Dawn Kinsella

Dawn is a Priestess of Avalon and Priestess of the Goddess. She has the Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy and is one of the registrars for legal marriages at the Glastonbury Goddess Temple.

Dawn completed three years training as a Priestess of Avalon. Her role as Priestess is as ceremonialist and she conducts ceremonies, sacred marriages and handfastings in the Temple.

Course date: Tuesday 12th March 2024

Course fee: £195+vat

Location: Mitchell Hall, Cranfield University, College Rd, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0AL

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and lunch included.

Course materials: Full notes on all sessions provided.

To book: Call Civil Ceremonies Ltd on 01480 276080 or email ku.oc.seinomereclivic@arabrab for a booking form.

Course Feedback

Fantastic course – would love to take it further.

I really thought it was excellent.

Excellent, loved Dawn’s teaching, very interactive.

Over and above anything I was expecting – fabulous.

Excellent, so inclusive and made you feel at ease and confident.

Excellent delivery and content. I’ve fallen in love with weddings again!!

Practical, fun and scary!! Loved it, feel a lot more confident now.

This day was fabulous. Such a great experience, thank you!

Exceeded expectations.

I wasn’t sure what to expect but I felt Dawn was able to share the organisation and detail of handfasting very well with the group. Dawn is a super lady and very interesting person and made an excellent job of it. It went very well, we were well supported with much encouragement. I feel handfasting has been clarified and is now accessible to me.

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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.
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        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.