A reflection on ordination, ministry and the profoundly rewarding work of holding funerals.
FULL CEREMONY RECORDING - available from £18.99
A beautiful keepsake for years to come, the full ceremony recording is now available to purchase.
We welcome payment of £18.99 - and also invite you to pay more if you wish and are able. All proceeds go to the OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation allowing more people to access our pioneering training.
Please note, we don't want finances to be a barrier to anybody who would like to own this keepsake but can't afford it, so please contact Amy to discuss a smaller donation that fits your circumstances if needed.
Class of 2018: Full Ceremony
Digital video/MP4 download only.
File size: 3.04GB
Duration: 2 hours 6 mins
OH, WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY!
A spectacular Graduation & Ordination ceremony was held at the Great Hall at Reading University on Saturday 21 July for 32 beloveds who stepped more fully into Ministry, witnessed and supported by hundreds of family & friends.
A deep bow of thanks to the whole team for pulling together such a special day. A special thanks to Lorraine Debnam & our team of volunteer Ordination Angels, we couldn't do it with out you!
Our hands are raised with gratitude for Geoff Taggart, a OneSpirit Minister who works at Reading University, whose relationship and influence moved mountains for us.
HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: 3 minutes of beauty & joy
Our highlights video beautifully demonstrates the intimate quality of filming that you will enjoy in the full recording of the ceremony. This 3 minute video captures the joy of the day and has racked up thousands of views across our social media channels.
hitting the airwaves
Post-ordination Sunday started earlier than most for Faculty member Nicola Coombe who joined Paul Coia's morning programme on BBC Radio Berkshire. The programme had caught wind of our 'Interfaith Ordination" and reached out for an interview, which Nicola responded to beautifully, articulating all things Interfaith Ministry, Ordination and the work we do in the world...
Listen back here from the 108:30 mark...
With great sadness we share the news that Martin Barker died on Tuesday 3rd July.
Martin was ordained with OneSpirit in 2006, and was an active member of the Findhorn Community where he lived. Alongside his love of the land and nature, Martin was a gifted musician, which he generously shared at many Community events over the years.
Some of our minister community have offered the following tributes - we welcome your own in the comments below.
"In 2001 Martin was a guest at a wedding ceremony I held in Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cumbria. He was so inspired by the idea of Interfaith ministry he went on to train and was ordained in 2006.
In 2008 Martin and I were participants in the Foundation Programme at Findhorn. He was a brilliant musician, leading singing together and drumming for many of our community events. Martin also encouraged me to lead a song and dance I created when we studied together. He was a joy- bringer.
Martin worked for many years in Cullerne Gardens and loved being outside in nature.
Personally I will miss his wonderful bear-hugs and big, warm smile.
Bless you Martin, and thank you for your love."
- Rev Susanna Michaelis
"I knew Martin for 5 years, living at Findhorn, and really enjoyed playing music with him at ceremonies and rituals and conferences.
I appreciated his strong masculine energy and valued his friendliness, and good company.
Martin felt very strongly about grieving healthily.
Ritual and rites of passage were his passion. He loved to celebrate.
It's the space where his spirit would truly fly, when he was in his element.
He showed strong leadership in this in his community.
We felt his presence strongly last night as we held him in heart and mind at the Threshold choir, and send him love on his ongoing journey."
- Chloe Greenwood
31 ½ intrepid Y1 students gathered on 10th July 2018 for the start of their end-of-Y1 retreat at our new retreat venue, Felden Lodge, near Hemel Hempstead. As always with the Y1 retreat, there was anticipation, excitement, perhaps a little fear but mostly sheer joy at being together again in such lovely surroundings.
21 years in the making, we're thrilled to bring our unique Spiritual Development and Interfaith Ministry training online. This two year distance learning pilot will run in parallel with our face to face training hosted in London, and will primarily be offered to those who have difficulty accessing our London training due to disability or distance. Download our Information Pack for more information.