These words printed here
(on a photo of the pond in my local park)
are the words I spoke when taking
my personal ordination vow

These particular words were carefully chosen 
they have deep significance in my life 
and they articulate
who I want to be
and what I want to do with my life


Confidentiality and the Anonymity of anyone contacting me
regarding 12 Step information
is absolutely assured

There is no possibility or question of
reward for any 12 Step assistance 

It is given freely
with a clear mind and loving heart

Freely available
I Will email to you)

As part of my Ordination process
  I had to produce a "Mission Statement"
which clearly laid out my goals, ambitions
and what I hoped to achieve as a practicing Interfaith Minister

This is a direct quote from this Mission Statement

"Another ambition is to write a Ceremony for each of the 12 Steps of the programme of recovery.   My experience is that after a number of years of recovery,  many Fellowship members cannot clearly recall exactly when and where they took each step. They know they did it, but the experience soon fades from memory, although their daily program for living remains strong.   I believe that a special Ceremony, including ritual and music, for each of the 12 Steps, would ensure that the participant/s NEVER forget the taking of each Step, and can continue to practice their new way of living in the full and certain knowledge that they have achieved each suggested step along the way."

I am delighted to say
that I have achieved this goal
and now there are ceremonies available
for anyone, or any sponsor
who might find them useful

Experience has shown that this concept works
exactly as it was meant to

The person taking the 12 Steps feels affirmed and validated

Anyone who has included the final ceremony
in the process of taking any specific 12 Step 
has embraced and committed to memory
the date, time, company
and the absolute conviction that the work is done
to the best of their ability

I would be delighted to email the 1-12 Step ceremonies
to anyone who would like to use them


God, grant me the Serenity
To accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can
And Wisdom to know the difference

Living one day at a time
Enjoying one moment at a time
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is
Not as I would have it
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His will
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him forever in the next



The truth will set us free


Friendship and Fellowship the greatest gifts in life


Happy Joyous and Free


As a recommendation in Step 5
it is necessary to speak with another person 

Some individuals find it easier
to speak with a Minister or Counsellor 
A stranger, so to speak, rather than a sponsor 

Fellowship members have had reason
to be very grateful over the years
to the volunteers who have lived this type of Ministry 

 I, and some of my fellow Interfaith Ministers,
are willing to offer our services should they be required

  Feel free to contact me with a view to arranging these services 

-  confidentiality and Anonymity assured


I heard Barbara speak about the concept of ceremonies to complete the initial work, carried out by sponsor and sponsee, on the 12 Steps

 I contacted her and asked her about it  

She did a short workshop with me
where she explained exactly what was required for each ceremony
It is so SIMPLE and straight-forward

 I am an AA sponsor to a number of women
and I have used Barbara's ceremonies to enhance the work
as we go through the recovery program

They are delighted and feel validated as we complete each step
and each little ceremony

It is an inspired idea
and I highly recommend it to any Fellowship sponsor
working with a newcomer
or a member who wants to reassess their programme

Thanks Babs for sharing this with me and all

-  Anonymous (S)