Rita Devi Mitra
I am a Celebrant of Sacred ceremonies. A Counsellor in the area of Personal and Spiritual Development. A Group facilitator. A Consultant in the area of Disability, in particular Autism. My ethnicity is Indian and my cultural heritage is largely influenced by Hinduism. I do not follow any particular religion or faith, although I respect all paths. My personal path is - 'The Path of Love'. I am particularly interested in creating sacred ceremonies such as: weddings, commitment ceremonies, namings and blessings, funerals and memorial services. I also have a special interest and sensitivity in creating ceremonies for children and people with special needs.
Serving: Southern England, Southwest England, Greater London, Southeast England
Available for: Ceremony / Ritual, Counselling / Accompaniment
Year of ordination: 1998
"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the thought, care and love with which you guided us in the creation of our ideal and unique wedding ceremony. By putting “love and light” at the centre of our public declarations, you helped us to connect our commitment to each other to our spiritual worlds in a way that was authentic for us both, as we are not religious in the formal sense. Your wealth of information and literature helped us to find wonderful readings that are so special to us, and your breadth of knowledge of wedding traditions across different religions gave us the confidence to incorporate poignant rituals that both linked us to something bigger, and also felt distinctly our own (e.g. the tying of scarves and walking in a circle as equals, the lighting of the candle). And your calm, heart-centred presence led us through the nervous excitement of the day and the ceremony such that we were able to truly pause and be present there with one another and in front of our loved ones. It was such a moving and beautiful day, one that we treasure so deeply and for which we are so very grateful to you.”
- Meredith & Sachin
"I used the services of the wonderful Celebrant Rita Mitra on the occasions of the blessing ceremonies for all 3 of my children ( Gabriel, Noah and Grace) . She officiated in such a way that each ceremony was deeply moving, spiritual and inspirational for all present. Her calm, centred presence anchored and graced the proceedings. She listened attentively to what we as parents wanted and brought her own wisdom and ideas to bear at just the right moments to design beautiful ceremonies tailored to each child. I utilised her services because she is reliable, centred and carries out her duties with uncompromising integrity, thoughtfulness and dedication. I have profound and beautiful memories of those events and the beauty of each one is still recalled to this day by those who attended. Rita will bring all of her knowledge, wisdom, personal involvement and spiritual insight to any undertaking she commits to and this will be readily apparent to anyone she works with.”