Sharlea, Iona and Dawn


Sharlea Sparrow

Sharlea has been a Priestess of Avalon for many years. She has an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy and is one of the Priestess Registrars for legal marriages in the Temple. She qualified in 2014 when same sex marriages became legal in the UK.

“It was wonderful to qualify in a time when all couples, whatever their sexuality, are able to celebrate marriage, freely and equally. I welcome the opportunity to at long last reflect that equality. I am really passionate about celebrating diversity, meeting new people and making the most of all the great opportunities and experiences life has to offer.

Being a Celebrant is exciting for me as I can use my creativity and attention to detail to assist you in creating a ceremony that is exactly the way you want it to be. It is a privilege and pleasure to be a part of someone’s special day, whether it be for a wedding, civil partnership, new arrival, renewal of vows or commitment ceremony.”


Iona Jones

Iona is a Priestess of Rhiannon and Wedding Planner for the Goddess Temple. Iona spent several years in London working in the events department of a busy PR and Marketing Agency. Here she worked on different brand events for festivals, concerts and bespoke parties. After some time she decided to change her career and become a Holistic Therapist. Since re-training she now has a practice in Glastonbury and has gone on to create many sacred events, including the Glastonbury Pamper Evenings, the Coventina Day Spa at the Goddess Conference, Goddess Temple Healing Evenings and Yoga Retreats. As well as this she has now found herself being brought into the world of love and Sacred Weddings. Iona is loving her new calling:

“I enjoy weaving together the elements of love, celebration, inspiration and magic to create your dream day!”


Dawn Kinsella

Dawn is a Priestess of Avalon and Priestess of the Goddess. She has an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy and is one of the Registrars for legal marriages in Glastonbury Goddess Temple.

Dawn completed three years training as a Priestess of Avalon and moved to Glastonbury/Isle of Avalon to follow her calling.

She is a full-time priestess devoting her life to serving the Goddess Temple and the world-wide Goddess community. Dawn is the manager of Goddess Temple Weddings and pioneer for the first legal Pagan marriages England & Wales, in Glastonbury Goddess Temple. In 2014 she conducted the first Pagan wedding in history. Her role as Priestess is as ceremonialist, conducting ceremonies, sacred marriages and handfastings here in our beloved Temple. Dawn is the founder and Teacher for Sacred Celebrants Academy, a centre of excellence and prestigious accredited training as Sacred Celebrants IPHM Cert here in Glastonbury Isle of Avalon.

“Life is blessed with love. I am so happy to serve in this way, conducting ceremonies of sacred marriage and union in a way that reflects Goddess tradition and custom. Bringing back Goddess to human consciousness in the way of love.” – Dawn Kinsella.








Giorgia Farano

Giorgia is a Priestess of Avalon in training and a Priestess Celebrant originally from Italy.

She moved to Glastonbury to devote her life in service to Goddess and she joined the Wedding team after experiencing herself the love and the support from the Priestess Celebrants.

Giorgia is extremely creative and supportive, always ready to bring her enthusiasm in everything she does.

She hopes to become the bridge between Glastonbury and the Italian community to arrange marriages for foreign people who wish to celebrate their union in the Glastonbury Goddess Temple.

Giorgia is also a Priestess Artist: since 2013 she has been working with the energies of Goddess and nature to create sculptures and spiritual art. 

Celebrating love and marriage in the most special place on the Earth is a true blessing. Having the possibility of celebrating the soul connection of the couple, in the love of Goddess, is such a profound way to serve Her in the world.