Appointment request

Congratulations! Please call the office to see if an officiant is available for your special date.   If you are just doing an in office elopement, you may schedule an hour session with Linda on the calendar below.  All materials are located in the office.  You will need to bring your marriage license, rings and you and your bride/bridegroom.

About our Location

Mailing Address  Send all correspondence here Ancient Joy Ministries – Bender HealingP.O. Box 143
Valley Forge, PA 19481-0143
Weekdays 11-7 & Weekends Sun 11-2
by appointment only
Small six person Workshops or Weddings
Handicap Accessible
Bender Healing
239 Church Street
 E-mail address

Parking is street parking is free for two hours, We are located right next to a public parking which is $1 for hour after 2pm Monday – Saturday.  Bring quarters to feed the meter. We are a little storefront located across the street from Phoenixville Hospital’s Thrift Shop ( great little shop if you like that sort of thing.)   We are half way between the Phoenixville Post Office and the Historical Society on Church Street.  Note this is a downtown location and it is likely you will encounter a diverse people group;  Phoenixville is a wonderful melting pot of various cultures, the neighborhood is amazingly friendly and has been voted on of the top ten walkable towns in America.  There are 35 restaurants within walking distance and lots of little shops, art places and specialty shops like wine tasting room, handmade chocolates and brick oven homemade breads.  So consider making an appointment into a special treat to enjoy the town and put a few hours into your schedule to explore.

Paying for your session

We are a donation basis and have minimum donations for specific services.    You may pay the day of the ceremony or prepay the full amount via paypal (recommended because of nerviness.
A simple- show up and do it type session – couples only elopement in office is $100, with a small party under 10 in office is $150.

Simple at your location or ours but you design your own vows is $200 and plan how things will be $200.   More complex $300 -$500 depending on how much you wish to do, such as rehearsal dinners and large groups.

Your officiant is skilled at managing the wedding event and making folks feel comfortable during the service.   They can also provide semi-wedding planning services for those brides who don’t have local support but want to do things on their own.  This is done as a life coaching activity and is charged at $120 an hour.   You may also do couples counseling with Dr. Linda at $120 an hour life coaching either before or after the wedding.  We like to help families meld into new blended family.

All the donations you make for services go to further the work, we have hardship cases (about 25% of the folks we serve) which if you believe you are one, please contact the office to discuss.  Our volunteers are allowed to accept tips and we ask that be done via cash directly to the individual. 


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