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Rev. Kim Atherton-Dow

As an Interfaith Minister I strive to make sure that all the ceremonies I write honour everything that every individual or couple brings to the creative mix. I think ritual helps us all move through, celebrate and acknowledge important events in our emotional and physical lives and we all need to express that in our own ways. Sometimes we need ceremonies or rituals that are still and quiet, at other times we need music and dancing, sometimes we need to go out on a limb and do something we never expected! Whatever you need then I will work towards helping you create the ceremony you need in your home or at the top of a mountain! I am an animal lover and have a large family of rescue animal companions. This is really an important part of my life and I really honour that in offering services for animals and their humans! If you have lost an animal companion, or wish to celebrate the lives of animals in any other way, then please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am, and always have been, very drawn to nature. To that end, I also offer journey days into the wilder places of Scotland to offer workshops creating ceremony in Scotland’s ‘spiritual landscapes’. I also offer workshops on a more ‘urban basis’ too on a wide variety of topics. I am very happy to offer Spiritual Counselling as part of my ministry. If you are looking for spiritual counselling/accompaniment I am more than happy to discuss this with you if you are unsure whether this is right for you. I have come from a varied background to enter and serve within the Interfaith space: I am a qualified medical herbalist and a tour guide and I identify as a member of the LGBT+ community. In my own faith path I am particularly drawn to Universal Sufism and the earth-based traditions. I am based in Edinburgh but am originally from the north of England and am happy to travel north, south, east and west!

SERVING: Northern Scotland, Central & Southern Scotland, Northeast England, Northwest England
AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony / Ritual, Counselling / Accompaniment, Workshops
MORE INFO: Facebook: Rev Kim Atherton-Dow
Website: (under construction)
ROSIM member since: 2019


“I have been very fortunate to be present at many of Kim’s ceremonies and I would have absolutely no hesitation on recommending her as a Celebrant or Minister. Not only is she one of the most gentle & compassionate people you will ever meet, but she is also a fabulous wordsmith and very funny with it!”
- Lindy Irving, 2019

“Kim has crafted a bespoke ceremony for me, weaving together a wondrous tapestry of meaning and symbolism that reflects my story. I have no doubts she will do this for all who seek her services and support.”
- Linda Dunbar, 2019