A civil ceremony supports participants to celebrate special events in a way that provides huge freedom of expression within a framework that is usually not religious in nature (although religious elements can be incorporated if desired). Spiritual life and expression is important to me and outward ceremony can be a profound and powerful tool to reflect the rich inner life of a loving couple, to take a relationship to a new level, to welcome a child into the world or celebrate the special life of a precious relative who has died. It creates an atmosphere that uplifts and empowers all participants and this has a positive and healing flow-on effect to the guests present and the community as a whole. Ceremony is healing, moving and frequently transforming. I adore conducting ceremonies that connect people, allow them to rise above any differences and share a loving cause and provide human beings with the means to articulate and celebrate important changes and turning points in their life. This work is a privilege and I see it constantly renewing and energising all participants.