Religious Rite

CELEBRATING RITES OF PASSAGE

Rev Dr David William Parry (pronouns: he/him/his) is a highly experienced Clergy Celebrant of Valentines Hall founded in South London, UK, as a Valentinian Gnostic Sanctuary of Love and Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Oasis. David provides truly bespoke ceremonies to discerning couples in a warm, friendly and professional environment while helping them feel supported and giving them complete peace of mind before and after the event.

David’s presence and energy are infectious. He’s a game changer who exudes courage and enthusiasm during rites of passage. It’s evident through his commitment to this work that David is convinced spiritual connections are achievable for everyone and he is doing everything he can to make this possible and accessible.

David is a consecrated and ordained Valentinian Gnostic Tau and Old Catholic Bishop and has served in leadership positions in a number of denominations, including Metropolitan Community Church, General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, and Congregational Federation since the 1990s, whereas he was additionally set aside as a Heathen goði by Freya Aswynn in 2012.

Overall, his role is to assist you in experiencing a significant, enjoyable and valuable day. Together we will create heartfelt words and ceremonies that reflect what your requirements. 

To find out more about David, please click here and I look forward to hearing from you as we start to design the ceremony you want, in the way you want it.

PS: If you have the slightest interest in having David perform your ceremony, you are encouraged to check availability. He is usually booked 5 to 6 months in advance, with a few open dates in between, while weekday weddings are generally easier to schedule at shorter notice.

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SERVICES

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PARTNERSHIPS & WEDDINGS

Exciting, romantic, personal, heartfelt, fun and creative! As your celebrant, you can be assured this is the ceremony you will have.

Want to find out more about weddings…?

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FUNERALS

Life and funeral rites are profound and life-changing events. The ceremony we create together will honour the spirit of the person.

Want to find out more about funerals…?

CHILD NAMING & WELCOMING

Do you want to mark the arrival of a new family member or the blending of families? Create a ceremony of celebration you and your guests will remember forever, full of love and lots of fun.

Want to find out more about baby naming and family growth ceremonies…?

HANDFASTING

Tying the knot is an ageless way for a couple to show their commitment to one another and can be traced back to pagan Norse and Celtic traditions. These are romantic occasions and should be held among natural beauties or places significant to the couple.

Want to find out more about handfasting…?

SPEECH WRITING

Do you need to give a speech for a special occasion? Is this out of your comfort zone? Let’s work together to create a speech you are proud of and the confidence to deliver it like a pro!

Want to find out more about speech writing…?

ADULT RE/NAMING

Are you recently divorced and want to reclaim your name or going through a transition and want to celebrate the new you? What better way to honour yourself than a bespoke ceremony!

Want to find out more about adult re/naming ceremonies…?

ONLINE CEREMONIES

2020 changed the way we celebrate life’s milestones. Virtual ceremonies can mean wherever you are in the world - everybody has the best seat in the house to witness a special moment.

Want to find out more about online and virtual ceremonies…?

OATH RING & VOW RENEWALS

Do you want to mark a special anniversary or a major life event? Wish you could redo your wedding? What a wonderful opportunity to renew your vows in any way you want!

Want to find out more about oath ring and vow renewals…?

AIR/EARTH/WATER BLESSINGS

Honouring our human and non-human ancestors is essential to health and well-being. These rites give us a sense of continuity, as well as happiness and prosperity.

Want to find out more about oath ring and vow air/earth/water blessings…?

MEDITATIONS & ANGEL WORK

Enter a powerful, guided ceremony to connect with the power of heaven and earth. COMING SOON.

Want to find out more about meditations and angel work…?

SAME-SEX DISCOVERY RITE

COMING SOON

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I AM A PREFERRED SUPPLIER AT THESE HISTORIC VENUES AMONG OTHERS ...

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CONTACT ME

It’s never too early to get in touch. If you’d like to check my availability or have questions about working with me please pop your details in the contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible to arrange a free, no-obligation chat. You can also email me directly via the form below.

I can’t wait to hear from you!