The Open Arms Spiritual Haven is run by Jay Gage, and an enthusiastic
team of helpers and friends !
We have a modern approach to spiritualism, aiming to attract younger
people into the movement.
Our aims :
The Haven aims to be very different from other centres or churches you may have visited.
The most immediately apparent difference is the wonderful feeling of friendship and upliftment you feel as soon as you walk through the door. The Haven is known for this energy, and its something we feel is very important to the centre's visitors.
We arent "cliquey" and there is no bickering between the organiser, we are all friends and genuinely get on, which really resonates throughout the centre. Every new person is made to feel welcome - how often have you visited a centre, sat at the back, and crept out again without anyone even speaking to you ?
Most importantly, we run the Haven on an energy of laughter and love. We dont have prayers and hymns, and the format of the evening is very much one of informality, humour and love. All are welcome, regardless of colour, creed or faith, and we endeavour to make the centre as inclusive as possible. We really believe that the Haven model is the future of the Spiritualist movement, and are proud to be part of something so special.
Jay is a clairvoyant medium who has worked in the movement for several years both in Essex and West London. She trained under one of the country's premium mediums before branching out on her own and helping to establish two local centres in Essex. The Haven is her first solo venture. Jay is a passsionate advocate of bringing new blood into the movement, and runs an mediumship development company, Inspiral Mediums, in her spare time.
Ryan is our Spiritual Healer Trainer Trainer (!) and runs our Healing Centre as well as being Jay's "right hand" organising the Haven. Ryan is again, an experienced medium, and in addition to his healing work, Ryan also reads tarot cards at the Haven, and runs our mediumship development circle.
Steve (aka Bubbles) is a SPHA Healer, fully trained and qualified at the Haven by Ryan, and official "tissue boy"for the occasional audience tears. A wonderful energy, Steve brings much love and laughter to the Haven, and is loved by staff and visitors alike !
Our other team members include our fantastic Elise, who runs our kitchen,
Frances, Wendy and Ross on the door, and all our wonderful staff holders and readers, - without all
of whom none of it could
be possible !