The Colchester Wicca Meetup Group is a common first port of call for those in the Essex who are interested in Wicca. It is run by the Order of the Horse and Moon whose primary coven is the Coven of the Horse and the Moon.
It has the following objectives
1) To allow Wiccans to meet like minded individuals who are interested in the subject.
2) To allow those interested in Wicca to learn more about its practice.
3) To facilitate the practice of Wiccan rites
4) To provide a way for individuals to join a Wiccan coven
The group provides a straightforward access point to the Wiccan tradition and we are dedicated to facilitating access to coven Wicca for all seekers.
We plan run a full set of eight Sabbats. Four will be public rites and four are social meetups in pub with training for new members. These can be attended by any member or friend.
We also plan to run some Esbats. They are held on the full moon, and are normally held in private houses. The Order of the Horse and Moon and its associated covens also hold a number of events not on Meetup which are for the members associated with the covens. Although the covens are spiritual groups they are also groups of friends and hold their own gatherings.
We try to avoid bringing members to events in private houses who are unknown to our network unless they are with a friend we know. Additionally we are a group for Wiccans. Our focus is on those seeking to join the Wiccan path. The simply curious are welcome to attend our public events. If you are committed to another spiritual path we will not seek to convert you and there would not be much benefit to you coming to our group.
The group is also limited to the over 21s. We have special arrangements for those who are 20.