One Spirit Interfaith Community Ceremonies

In normal times I hold  One Spirit Interfaith ceremonies in my local town Bandon,  County Cork,  on the Celtic Festivals  –ceremonies  of meditative readings, contemplative silence , sharing and song –   with the support of my companion minister Susie Nares who is so talented at bringing music and sound  into the ceremonies. 

These gatherings  are offered as an opportunity  for those of all traditions and none  to come together to share time in contemplative silence, in song, in listening to  devotional readings, and in reflection.

However during the  time of the first Great Pause, created by the coronavirus,  as we couldn't meet together physically, I began to send out  each monthly ceremony by email to anyone who wished to participate.  I suggested that those who wished could find a quiet place at the appointed time, and read the ceremony meditatively,knowing that I and others  would be also  joining in this. 
It felt important to  acknowledge that an indwelling sense of sacred connection can be found (perhaps more  deeply)  without  using technology in order to see each other. 
We do not need to be in the same space to share love and connection.
So  now when  we are able to meet again  physically, I am still sending out each ceremony to the wider circle of people who wish to join us  in gathering...and  to use the ceremony in whatever way  and whenever they choose. I am also experimenting with sending an audio version! 

So at the moment we are  back in lockdown again  here in Ireland, so it is still not possible to meet locally.  However there are now people as far away as the US and South Africa receiving the Ceremonies, and I will always send an email version to whoever would like to join us. 
 if you would like to sample one of the community ceremonies please click on the link below. You can print it off and use it at a time convenient to you.

If you would like to attend in this heart-connecting way, please contact me and let me have your email to add to the list .


Hi Jane
"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Bealtaine ceremony (although I didn't have a bonfire to dance around I still enjoyed it immensely)" Annie

"Dear Jane  I have just sat and sang and danced was a lovely service ." Sally

"I thoroughly enjoyed the spring celebration. It gave me time to pause and be still and look at balance in my life. I hope to be able to come to more of these in the future. It’s such a wonderful service to have in the community!! " Izzie

Hi Jane,
'I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to part of your beautiful Imbolc Ceremony. I found the experience both moving and spiritual from start to finish. Although we have never met, I believe I felt your guidance throughout the ceremony. What a wonderful gift to have and to share you are blessed. The music, songs, poems were beautiful choices for the journey and yes, I was moved to dance(not a pretty sight most of the time). I am constantly amazed at the things that have an intense effect on me. A daffodil which is probably one of my favourite spring flowers to look at because it evokes lovely memories for me, but, last night, I found myself really studying it and realised I had forgotten its scent! Made me think what else in nature, my life, my spirituality am I not fully noticing, remembering or appreciating.' Fiona

“What if religion was each other? If our practice was our life? 
If prayer was our words? 
What if the temple was the Earth?
 If forests were our church? 
If holy water - the rivers, lakes, and oceans? 
What if meditation was our relationships? 
If the Teacher was life? 
If wisdom was knowledge?
If love was the center of our being.”
― Ganga White