Mark & Helen Woodsford-Dean (Greycrow & Magpie)


We live in Orkney (Scotland) and have been members of OBOD for about 9 and 6 years (respectively), currently studying at Druid and Ovate grade (respectively). We are also members of the Scottish Pagan Federation and the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. Together we offer all life rituals including fully legal Pagan weddings (for heterosexual and same-sex relationships), predominantly in the Orkney Islands but we will travel on request. We specialise in unique, bespoke, spiritual and genuine rituals at stunning locations!

In Scotland it is possible to get legally married anywhere you choose, so we have performed ceremonies at enigmatic stone circles, deserted beaches, and dappled woodlands. We provide namings, funerals and any other requested ceremonies for the community whom we serve in Orkney.We hold open rituals ( for the main eight Pagan rituals (OBOD format) at the Ring of Brodgar stone circle to which anyone with an open mind and warm heart is most welcome. We also visit Pagans in hospital in Orkney, and liaise with the Police and Orkney Interfaith on Pagan issues. We are happy to meet up and provide advice on visiting Orkney for any OBOD members (Helen is a Scottish Tourist Guide Association regional guide for Orkney). Contact us by email: or find us on FaceBook (Orkney Pagans). Our websites are and Helen has a blog which discusses various sites on Orkney from an archaeological and spiritual perspective (some having been published in TouchStone, Pagan Dawn and SPIN) – Spiritual Orkney ( (Photograph is (c) Jeff Kuipers)


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