“Twinkle” Marie Manning

“Twinkle” is the founder of Twinkle’s Place. She facilitates both spiritual and secular gatherings.  She has served many nonprofit organizations and congregations, women’s spiritual and spiritual centers as a retreat and workshop facilitator, as well as program developer and fundraiser. She offers retreats and workshops in collaboration with a variety of friends and colleagues that range from luxurious to remote and off-grid style retreats. For a list of Twinkle’s retreat offerings, click HERE.


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Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning is an ordained minister, poet and liturgist who serves in an itinerant capacity in the local and international community. She has a catalogue of sought after sermons curated here, as well she craft new sermons and services to suit the needs of the congregation desiring her to serve. A core part of her work is dedicated to integrating The Arts into one’s spiritual practice. She is a member of a number of interfaith groups. Being ordained by the International Metaphysical Ministries, her interfaith ministry is embraced alongside such wonderful ministries as that of the amazing Rev. Dr. Della Reese-Lett!

She leads Sacred Feminine and Earth-Centered Rituals, Workshops and Seminars, teaches Cultural History Classes and facilitates Writing and Artist Workshops and Worship Services. And is often called upon for pulpit supply.

She is the founder of Matrika Press and collaborates with authors to publish transformational works.

In the secular world “Twinkle” is also a skilled Event and Television Producer.

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In her efforts to help live in to, and grow positive religious values in our communities, “Twinkle” has hosted a number of events in collaboration with congregations of many faiths, alongside fellow ministers, lay leaders and politicians:

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First Parish in Concord hosts International Day of Peace Gathering 2013

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one billion rising 2013 one billion rising 2014 rise up article

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Political Advocacy and Service

Mothers Day 2013 – Peace for Piece of the Pie, Massachusetts
In 2015 Twinkle was elected as a Town Councilor in her home town for a two year term.
Marblehead Zen Center Planning Committee to host Nimo Patel
Twinkle co-facilitated a workshop at Ferry Beach with Jessie Washington (bonus lunch with friends Pat and Sandy!)
Ministers at Play: Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning and Pastor Sarah Lund along with their boys in New Smyrna Beach, Florida (2013)
Co-conveners of Women and Religion will begin hosting Shared Leadership Workshops in 2018!

THIS is what a minister looks like!

Core group of volunteers with Twinkle for collaborative Melusine’s Haven + Empowering Women TV Annual Signature events in New Smyrna Beach 2023.

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