Offering ministry and beautiful sacred ceremony to bring true meaning to any special life event



Reverend Susan Cotterill

Scottish Interfaith Minister and Life Celebrant

Welcome to this website that is dedicated to sharing the part of my ministry that is life celebrancy and ceremony.

What is Interfaith Ministry?

Interfaith Ministry offers a wide and diverse presence in the world in an open-hearted offering to all.  Ministry can include spiritual leadership and support, sacred activism, ritual and ceremony, spiritual counselling and accompaniment, and facilitation of interfaith dialogue and non-violent peaceful communication that promotes understanding and unity.

As an ordained Interfaith Minister I offer spiritual counselling and accompaniment, facilitation of non-violent communication , end of life holding and therapy, spiritual and women's circles, various workshops and retreats, community spiritual practice, and ceremony and ritual.  I minister to, and serve, diverse cultures and communities.

Ceremony and Ritual

As part of my wider service as an Interfaith Minister, I offer bespoke, meaningful, sacred and personal ceremonies for people of all faiths or none. 

Ritual and ceremony are important in marking life's important events.  These can be a time of joy, sadness, celebration, to mark the passage of time or a signficant time of life. 

Whatever the event it should reflect your beliefs and your wishes. 

I love co-creating ceremonies and ritual that are a best fit for you.  I respect and reflect your needs, your wishes and life philosophies, your life path and spiritual beliefs and offer inclusive and deeply meaningful sacred ceremony.

I mainly work in  the following areas:

Scottish Borders

The Lothians and Edinburgh

Lanarkshire and Glasgow

Dumfries and Galloway


I am able to travel further afield on request and I can travel to all parts of the United Kingdom by arrangement.

Your Beliefs Your Choice

Most recent testimonials

" Thank you, or in the words of the Norwegians: Tusen Takk - a thousand thanks - for that MAGNIFICENT service.  We truly just love you and love your energy.

You made our day outstanding and the ceremony defied all expections.  I wish you could hear the number of positive comments from our friends and family.  They all thought you were all the superlatives.  You were a Scottish Guardian Angel for our adventure!"  

Yvonne and Peter, Washington DC, Blessing Ceremony in Scotland, June 2022


"Susan, I just wanted to say what a lovely ceremony it was.  Everyone said how nice it was and what a lovely person you are.  Thank you for all you have done for us. You are so lovely and you made our ceremony so special"

Merian and Andy, Dumfries and Galloway, Wedding Ceremony, August 2022

Bespoke Ceremonies

Please click on the menu or more buttons at top of page to access the following:



Wedding Ceremony 

Commitment or Partnership Ceremony

Renewal of Vows/ Anniversary

Naming / Welcoming Ceremony and/or Blessing

Rite of Passage and other significant life events

Other Services - Special Occasion, Script Writing, Funeral Ceremony Planning,





m: 07983 167 075



02.07.2018 19:28

Annetta McDowall

Hi Susan. I am looking for advice about training courses in Funeral Celebrancy. Can you help please

03.07.2018 06:03


Hi Annetta, If you call me on 07983167075 we can have a chat. Kindest Regards, Susan