International College of Celebrancy (est 1995)

The world's original and best training course for
Civil Celebrants / Officiants

Deborah Roffey
Deborah Roffey
Registrar of the College
for Diplomas

Dally Messenger GradDipCel
Principal of the College since 1995

Remi Messenger
Project Director

Dr Chris Watson
Dean of Studies since 1997

Professor Michael Parer, Chairman of the Advisory Board


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I absolutely love my vocation as a celebrant ... I am very busy... I am booked a year ahead ! ... I attribute this success to the great teaching I received from the college …


The College’s approach is much more rounded and personally satisfying for the couple and the celebrant. Unlike the other course, I observed no hint of mass production – rather professional pride in catering for the two individuals and their needs. I found that going to weddings and analysing them was very helpful and thought provoking.


Messenger’s articles were good as it reinforced what I had already covered in my study of Module 2. All very helpful and practical tips provided by him. His information pack he sends out to clients is fantastic – covers everything I think I would send to clients. All of this helps me to start thinking in practical terms of when I start my business and practice as a Celebrant.


I received the reading material and assignments for the first module in this course. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of material included, having been disappointed by previous experiences with some correspondence courses. This one seems to offer real depth and challenges.


Thank you for your encouragement and nurturing of me and giving me the strength and faith in myself that I could take it on. I felt an amazing calm and confidence when I was with the family and delivering the ceremony and much of that is from your training, support and the great conference which gave me the very practical tools and know-how to get through it without looking like the complete novice that I was.


I am amazed at Messenger's generosity.... I think he must be a very caring and generous person to enable students to use and adapt his work. He has saved celebrants a lot of work. I am very thankful!!


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