and end of life care
Going home to Goddess...

About us

We are priestesses who have also trained as funeral celebrants and recognise a need to provide a Goddess-centred funeral service both in the Glastonbury/Avalon area and further afield.


Marisa Picardo

Marisa is a professionally trained funeral celebrant, having trained with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. She is also an end of End of Life Doula and trained with Felicity Warner and Kris Hughes. In addition, Marisa volunteers with Marie Curie, offering emotional and practical support for adult in-patients who are in their final days or hours of life – this is based at Musgrove Hospital.

She is a Priestess of Rhiannon and also utilises teachings from her Shamanic training and perspective, enjoying the nature-based aspect of this spirituality. She priestesses at seasonal ceremonies held at the Glastonbury Goddess Hall, hosts Death Café Glastonbury, believing that it is helpful for people to consider and accept death: to talk openly about death and dying often enables people to engage in life more fully. Marisa is also a member of The Natural Death Centre and the Home Funeral Network.

Happy to offer end of life advice, care and companionship, Marisa will work with you in creating a beautiful, bespoke and personal ceremony to acknowledge, honour and celebrate the life of the person who has died. You may also like to visit Marisa’s own website: Rosemary and Yew.


LorraineLorraine Pickles

Lorraine is a Priestess of Avalon, Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counsellor, and a member of the Interfaith Ministers’ Association.

She has been part of the Glastonbury Goddess Community for over ten years, self-initiating as a Priestess of Avalon in 2009. She trained with Green Fuse to be an Independent Funeral Celebrant in 2008/9.

Lorraine has worked professionally as a qualified social worker and counsellor for many years. She is keen to combine her professional experience of working with people at a point of crisis, with her love of ceremony, poetry and music, in order to create beautiful, honouring ceremonies for those who have died, or who are at the end of their life.