Full Name: Margaret Roche LLSM, MPhil
Phone: 01-4901408 & 085-2340451
County: Dublin and countrywide
My professional life has been varied - I am a Life Coach, Drama Facilitator, Counsellor and Mediator so I bring a richness of experience to my role as One Spirit Interfaith minister and Celebrant ordained in 2019.
For weddings the form of my ceremony is flexible and will be led by your wishes. I will co-create with you a beautiful ceremony, to include readings, music, poetry and traditions that reflect you and your partner’s beliefs and values. My rich and varied experience will take all the stress out of the planning process by guiding you to creating your own unique wedding ceremony.
A very special part of my One Spirit Interfaith ministry is end of life ceremonies. Remembering, honouring and paying tribute to the life of a departed loved one. In providing a space for the bereaved to talk about their loss, I weave the varied strands of the tapestry of a loved one’s life, thus ensuring those mourning their loss, have a sensitive, personalised memorial.
Baby Naming, celebrating the life of a beautiful child is so uplifting for me as a Celebrant.
Children represent our future and the light in our world.
A name is very important. It distinguishes us from others and gives us a sense of belonging in our family and community. In marking the event by having family and friends come together, you are sending this new child forth on the journey of life.
Our lives are the legacies of those who have gone before us and we acknowledge the ancestors of this child. Parents state their love and commitment to their child and acknowledge the role of family and friends. The more people the child feels connected to, the richer their growth will be.
"In 2015 we celebrated our marriage. We wanted to have a non-religious ceremony with friends and family from disparate traditions. Margaret Roche was the person we turned to in helping us plan and officiate on our special day. Margaret had some wonderful suggestions around structuring our ceremony and had ideas that we weaved in, including a hand-fasting ceremony. We could not have had a better person to officiate: she was so calm, engaged and engaging. Every one of our guests felt that they were party to a unique event and many commented on how Margaret facilitated the co-construction of a celebration which spoke of our cultural heritage (Irish and Pakistani) which sought to find common ground (the symbolism of the hand) and reach our guests, including those who are deaf sign language users. She brought a sense of calm, spirituality and unity amongst us all and these memories will be cherished throughout lives. " - LL & HS November 2015
"Margaret was the perfect celebrant for us. We cannot recommend her more highly. Even in the weeks and months before the big event, she was a calming and assured presence. Knowing that we were in a safe pair of hands actually took a huge amount of the stress out of the planning process. My partner and I wanted an alternative experience to the standard church wedding as we are not very religious. We wanted a warm, intimate ceremony devoid of stuffiness and biblical references. Margaret helped us to craft our own personalised script. We found her templates gave us a good starting point and we added our own content under her guidance. This allowed us to involve family and friends in the day which made it so special. Throughout the ceremony itself, she spoke eloquently and had the right balance of solemnity and humour. While we wanted everyone present to have fun, we also didn't want it to turn into a party too soon. It's an important life event and Margaret marked the occasion really well. I actually expected to be more nervous on the day but knowing that we had a good plan in place allowed us both to relax and enjoy it. A couple of our guests actually booked her since our wedding." - Lauren & Simon December 2019
"In a very stressful turn of events my husband and I found ourselves in the position of needing a new registrar a few days before our wedding due to new Covid-19 restrictions. What could have been a very trying time was quickly turned around when Margaret came to our rescue and agreed to do our ceremony. From our first call with her she was very calming, kind and professional. She quickly made us feel reassured and was able to tell us everything we needed to know to help us organise all of the legal bits. On the day she delivered the ceremony beautifully, making it feel special for us while also keeping our guests engaged. I couldn't recommend Margaret more, and thank you very much for everything you did to help us in our time of need!" - Hazel & David August 2020
Anniversaries, Anointings, Baby Blessings, Baby Namings, Celtic Ceremonies, Chaplaincy Services, Cremations, Customised Ceremonies, Divorce, Separation & Relinquishment Ceremonies, Funerals, Grief Counselling, Handfastings, Legal Weddings, Memorial Ceremonies, Standard and Original Co-created ceremonies of your choice, Unity Candle, Vow Renewals, Wedding blessings