Tess Ward is now self employed though was a hospice chaplain until 2015. She is a writer of prayers and liturgies. She is a celebrant and facilitates traditional Christian services but more commonly, personal, more broadly spiritual ceremonies.  Her books include The Celtic Wheel of the Year and Alternative Pastoral Prayers. She also leads retreats and accompanies people on the spiritual journey.

Recent Posts

New Retreat Programme 2017


Cup and Ring Markings at Ketley Crag Northumberland

My website is being updated and it is not finished yet but in the meantime, on the Retreats page, there are the retreats that I am leading in 2017.  Do book through the retreat houses if you are interested in coming on one. Or if you want to know more first, please contact me.



  1. Divine Feminine Celtic Pilgrimage July 5-6 2016 4 Replies
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  3. Spring Retreat – Reconnecting with the Earth Leave a reply
  4. Imbolc – white skirts and green hearts Leave a reply
  5. A New Retreat for Spring 2 Replies
  6. Summer Solstice/Pentecost 3 Replies
  7. Spring has Sprung 4 Replies
  8. The Re-Enchantment Project 11 Replies
  9. Down in the woods yesterday 8 Replies