Rev. Chloe Greenwood
I am an ordained OneSpirit Minister, a former member of the teaching faculty at OneSpirit, and a musician. I am based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. I love to accompany people to develop personal, meaningful ceremonies, including weddings, funerals and baby blessings. I offer Spiritual Counselling/Accompaniment, Spiritual Intelligence coaching, and Supervision for those who would like a personal approach to their development including those in church leadership. I travel widely to offer day or weekend sacred song and dance events. I have a large repertoire of both deep and meaningful and light hearted songs including children's songs, about caring for the earth and each other, which I lead with guitar accompaniment. I care very deeply about healing, on a personal level, relational and cultural or historical with forgiveness and reconciliation practices and ceremony. I am involved in the grassroots movement to bring death and dying into the home and community, organising meetings to open up opportunities for people to share their experiences and explore their concerns together.
Serving: Central & Southern Scotland, Northeast England, Northwest England
Available for: Ceremony / Ritual, Counselling / Accompaniment, Supervision, Coaching, Sacred song and dance events
Year of ordination: 2013
5*s. Chloe conducted a bespoke naming day ceremony for our little girl. My new husband and I are not affiliated to a religion yet feel a connection to nature. So, we wanted a ceremony that fit with our values and beliefs yet didn't feel forced or hypocritical. At the same time, we didn't want to exclude Lily from any religious or spiritual path she may or may not choose in the future. Chloe provided the answer, as an interfaith minister she was able to welcome Lily to all pathways and Chloe also took the time to find out who we are as parents and our intentions for Lily's future. The result: A warm, joyous ceremony, filled with love and one which included all family and friends present. The readings were fun, yet the focus of the occasion was not undermined in any way, Lily was at the heart and the significance of the day embraced. The ideas Chloe initiated her being anointed, bespoke blanket, and personal touches (candles and readings) were the magic ingredients. It truly was a lovely occasion. So, thank you Chloe, and we hope to cross paths again in the future. With best wishes, The Miller Family.
“Chloe walked with me through a very challenging time in life, as a true companion. Her quiet, thoughtful and wise presence acted as strong golden thread that kept me connected to myself and others throughout my journey. I am eternally grateful to her for this experience and would recommend her whole heartedly as a spiritual counsellor, mentor and ceremonial facilitator.” ~ET
“I want to express enormous gratitude – your tenderness, grace, wisdom, guidance and love has truly enriched and transformed my life. I’m so profoundly changed through what you have welcomed and witnessed in me – you truly are such a blessing to the world – & I give thanks for your devotion to this work – you are truly making a difference & changing the world – one heart at a time.” ~AF
“My whole experience with you was a welcome opportunity to step back and observe where I am – I think it’s [SQ21 is] a very provocative, well-thought out, useful tool. I really appreciate your very soft, quiet, measured energy.” ~YC
“Your energy has been a true gift. Your stillness and serenity have inspired me deeply, and I have felt so held, in all manifestations of my process. I have been witnessed and affirmed by you in the depths of my despair, and equally in my more glorious moments. This affirmation has been so powerful for me. You’ve shown me that neither my light nor my shadow need to be hidden or feared. Both hold their own precious jewels. I have also really appreciated your great gift for finding the most beautiful poems and readings to echo what emerges during our sessions.” ~KD