Jane Depledge, Celebrant at Soul Companions

About Me

Being very spiritual, nothing gives me greater pleasure than creating and witnessing the rites of passage in life. That's why being a celebrant is important to me; the joyous moments of witnessing the passion and love between the couples or children who have allowed me to be part of their magical celebratory journey.

 

Before becoming a celebrant, I was a nurse and teacher, with far too many years in the NHS! But there I witnessed first-hand how important life is and how we use our time and who with. As a healer,  connection to nature and the world in which we live, I see as a privilege, not a given right, and like many strive to protect it and serve all life forms so that my place in the world has meaning. That's why I also love this job. It also allows me time with my old dog Callie Bear...a cross between a Border Collie and a Newfoundland so really is like a bear! Do you know the feeling when your dog lets you know your only purpose on earth is to rub their belly? I am just a sucker for those brown eyes!  Nothing will part me from her for too long!

That said one destination wedding promoted through contacts is in the beautiful Philippines; If this interests you then please make enquiries. Or maybe Barbados suits you? Wherever you destination it can be accomodated. Though working in the UK is really special to me and I love welcoming people to this lovely country, its beautiful landscape and abundant history. That's why I returned to the Land of my Fathers...well in my case my grandmother... and as Celtic blood runs in my veins from Cornwall to Scotland and across the Irish Sea, I feel very at home here in Wales. 

Sharing something of myself

  • I love history, especially the medieval period -from costumes to architecture; the magnificent castles, Tudor barns, gothic churches and Cathedrals, stately homes and landscaped gardens that have existed through life's up and downs. There stories to tell. It's all so awe inspiring and who doesn't love a good Viking tale? You can practically feel your ancestors standing beside you as you take your vows.

  • Nature is important to me as it enriches my soul, gives me comfort and like many I hear the call of the planet and seek to do my bit to protect her. Which is why I love conducting your ceremony in natural surroundings. Sometimes perfection is in the simplicity.

  • Living the Good Life-I feel so blessed to cook my own produce, tend my beautiful garden and it's here after a contemplative day your ceremony is written.

  • I genuinely love helping people, that's probably why I am a nurse- comes in handy too at stressful weddings. That's why I feel I can help you plan the best day and deliver it to the best of my ability.

  • We can all sing... except me... but that never stops me from belting out a good tune.

  • My spirituality is also very important to me - that makes me best placed to officiate at a religious, non - religious or multi faith ceremony. My spirituality provides me with my values, guides my behaviours and attitude which is why you can trust me with your special day.

 

If you would like to speak to me about the range of ceremonies available to you, including celebrating new homes or businesses' using Feng Shui, I would be happy to help.

Being fully indemnified with public liability insurance and ICO registration you can be assured of peace of mind. At the time of booking you will receive a contract with terms and condition as well as my privacy policy. Respecting your privacy is sacrosanct and taken very seriously. There is also a built- in back up plan of a trusted replacement celebrant to ensure the safe delivery of your chosen ceremony.


Please contact me with any questions or expressions of interest you may have as it would be an honour and privilege to be a part of the important ceremonial moments in your life.

Member of FOIC

Proud supporter of same-sex marriage

National Certificate in Wedding and Funeral Celebrancy