River Jones | Celebrant

River Jones


I joined OBOD in 2000, shortly after being asked to conduct my first handfasting ceremony. I have since trained with the UK College of Celebrancy, and am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. Whilst my own spiritual practices are nature based, as a celebrant I’m guided by you, creating your unique ceremony to reflect your outlooks and values.

I draw on skills and experience gained through my previous career in community work, which brought me into contact with people from all walks of life – whatever the occasion, I ensure that everyone there feels welcome and involved. Many people worry about getting the words right in their ceremonies. Having won a few prizes as a poet and taught creative writing for many years, I can help with that – whether it’s putting words together for you or inspiring and supporting you to write your own. I love this work and do all I can to make every ceremony I conduct the best it can be. Based in Brighton, Sussex, but can travel. For more information see my website below. I have created and mentor the Order’s School of Celebrancy online courses, which teach you how to create and lead memorable ceremonies and rites of passage. See details here.