I believe that music is not just a form of art and self-expression – it's a vital force that has a real effect on the world.

sacred musician/cantor

interSpiritual minister

creative worship leader

chaplain

spiritual director

preacher & story teller

singer-songwriter

Bio

Reverend Simon Ruth de Voil is an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister, trained to be a sacred presence outside the conventions of traditional religion. As a sacred musician, spiritual mentor and worship leader he incorporates chant, ritual, poetry, storytelling, and mindful practice to create a space for profound connection and sacred witness. Simon provides music for worship, ceremony, and prayer in a wide variety of churches and non-religious spiritual communities. He particularly loves to create music for meditation, healing services, and rites of passage.

Simon is also an experienced workshop and retreat leader, drawing on 15 years of study, training, and practice that grew from his time living and working in Iona Abbey. Although influenced by many traditions, Simon's spiritual path and teaching is deeply rooted in Celtic Christianity, the wisdom of the earth, and in the Scottish land where he's spent most of his life.

Simon your voice is so scratchy but when I listen to it, it soothes me. Will you sing for me so that I can fall asleep?”

— Eve, age 9