Rev. Margaret Roche
I am an ordained non-denominational One Spirit Minister following two years training in the Interfaith Seminary where I found my spiritual path. I took a vow of inclusivity to serve people of all faiths and none. I am authorised to solemnise weddings and so can legally marry you as well as provide a ceremony unique to you. I have a deep appreciation of our Celtic traditions. My rich experience of teaching speech and drama, training as a counsellor and mediator, will inform how to create your special ritual, whether your requirements are for a more traditional ceremony or a personalised one, but each that reflects your values, love and commitment. It would also be my honour to create a meaningful end- of -life ritual to mark the passing of a loved one. Whether you are getting married, naming a new baby, celebrating the life of a passed loved one, I am happy to write individual ceremonies in collaboration with you.
SERVING: Leinster - Republic of Ireland, Connaught - Republic of Ireland, Munster - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland
AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony / Ritual, Counselling / Accompaniment
ROSIM member since: 2019
“In 2015 we celebrated our marriage. We wanted to have a non-religious ceremony with friends and family from disparate traditions. Margaret Roche was the person we turned to in helping us plan and officiate on our special day. Margaret had some wonderful suggestions around structuring our ceremony and had ideas that we weaved in, including a hand-fasting ceremony. We could not have had a better person to officiate: she was so calm, engaged and engaging. Every one of our guests felt that they were party to a unique event and many commented on how Margaret facilitated to co-construction of a celebration which spoke of our cultural heritage (Irish and Pakistani) which sought to find common ground (the symbolism of the hand) and reach our guests, including those who are deaf sign language users. She brought a sense of calm, spirituality and unity amongst us all and these memories will be cherished throughout our lives.”
L.L. and H.S.