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Sacred Birth Centre Story

SBC Story

The vision of a Sacred Birth Centre manifesting has been long held by many. Kathy Jones Priestess of Avalon and creative director of the Glastonbury Goddess Temple described a Sacred Birth Centre as a cornerstone of the MotherWorld society. It was hearing about the ideas and vision of the MotherWorld society that inspired the amazing and generous donation to manifest the Sacred Birth Centre into being. The Sacred Birth Centre organisation was initiated in 2022

 

“MotherWorld is the society in which creative, nurturing & life-affirming values, actions, insights & awareness are honoured & encouraged in women, men, children & all people. It is the society that is grounded in the fact that we all live upon our Mother Earth. She is our Great Mother, the Source & Foundation of all that we are & all that we have. We need to take care of our Mother, of each other and of all life.” - Kathy Jones.

 

Mothers are the primary caregivers in the world who nurture & raise children. They do not do this alone, but with the loving support of fathers, the wider family & community. These children are the future of our human species, of our world. If we do not care for & support mothers, that lack of support damages the ability of mothers to unconditionally gift love & care to their children. In turn children go on to become damaged adults, & so the cycles of harm continue. Our families & societies need to honour and take care of all Mothers.

 

The Sacred Birth Centre is in the process of searching for a space to be its physical home within the landscape of Avalon (Glastonbury, UK). To provide a place of support for local mothers, to hold them in the work of guiding and growing the future generations. Whilst we are waiting to find the right permanent home a team of project weavers made up of mothers, birthworkers, healers, teachers and Priestesses have been collaborating to co create the structure and ways the Sacred Birth Centre will operate. 

 

The website has begun evolving and will have some big new developments announced soon. We  are also busy with our preparations for the Sacred Birth Conference that we are hosting in just a few weeks at Goddess Hall, Glastonbury on 11th & 12th November. Some tickets are still available if you would like to join us. 

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SBC Vision & Mission Statement & Core Values

Vision & Mission Statement

 

Birth is an everyday miracle, a Sacred Act to be revered and honoured by all. A new parent is born with every baby and all new mothers and fathers need to be lovingly cared for and supported. Every baby needs to be greeted in safety, with love and kindness. 

 

Our Sacred Birth Centre based in Glastonbury honours the importance of the sacred journey of Fertility, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Motherhood and Parenthood in people’s lives. 

 

The Sacred Birth Centre aims to be a Centre of Excellence for Sacred Birth philosophy, education and practice. Our desire is to inform, inspire and enhance the experience of Birth for parents, babies and birth practitioners throughout the world.
 

We recognise that conception, pregnancy, birth and parenthood are Sacred Rites of Passage within the lives of individuals and communities. We know that women’s Blood Mysteries and the Life and Death thresholds are all part of this sacred work. We support and promote both new and ancient ways of working at these thresholds that are rooted in land, in traditions and in modern day knowledge. 

 

The Sacred Birth Centre has been initiated by the Glastonbury’s Goddess Temple, a Goddess-centred not for profit social enterprise organisation, based in Glastonbury and the Sacred Isle of Avalon. 

 

The Sacred Birth Centre is a cornerstone for the manifestation of the Vision of Motherworld and is inspired by its main principles. “Motherworld is the society where Mother Earth, Mothers and the values of mothering - love, care and support for each other, and for all Her creatures and nature are placed in the centre of our lives and communities rather than being left out on the periphery.” 

Core Values

 

We believe that Birth is a Sacred Rite of Passage, for mothers, fathers and their babies. It is an in-the-body, physical, emotional and spiritual experience of transformation. Gentle, caring, and loving birth practices can help heal women, men and their babies, changing the lives of future generations for the better. Love, trust and knowledge are the key elements of gentle birth. When we can facilitate the free flow of the oxytocin system within the body, a straightforward birth is the usual result. 

 

Knowledge is power, and in the Sacred Birth Centre we aim to provide a wide range of information, teaching and birthing practices to educate parents and the wider community. We plan to provide mothers and birthing families with meaningful personalised preparation, and birthing and postnatal support, in safety and with dignity. 

 

The Sacred Birth Centre cultivates a supportive, nurturing and trauma-informed environment where people can learn to release any fears surrounding pregnancy, birth or parenting. 

 

At the beginning of our development as an organisation our activity as a Sacred Birth Centre is focussed on education and support for women and parents in all stages of the birthing process. In the future we plan to provide specialised facilities where women can actively give birth with sacred preparation, supported by Midwives, Sacred Birthkeepers, Doulas, family and friends, as desired. 

 

The Sacred Birth Centre and Glastonbury Goddess Temple are inclusive organisations and are respectful of all people. 

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Working with SBC

Currently applications to be listed on the Sacred Birth Centre directory and website are paused while we implement a website redesign. Please join our mailing list to find out when applications are open again. 

 

All Sacred Birth practitioners listed on SBC website or directory of birthworkers align with SBC vision, mission and core values but are independent self employed therapists and practitioners. All birthworkers and practitioners hold their own insurance, DBS and training certification where required. 

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Contact SBC

Please contact the Sacred Birth Centre using the form below or email info@sacredbirthcentre.org

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