What we're about

The Crone's Hearth is a warm and friendly group who meets eight times a year to celebrate the cycle of the seasons. At our meetings we explore the meaning, traditions and activities associated with each of the major festivals of the pagan year. We aim to provide an overview of our ethics, beliefs and practices to those who feel drawn to a Wiccan or old craft spiritual path and want to learn more. We also want to create an opportunity for solitary practitioners in the area to meet others of a like mind in order to exchange knowledge and experiences.

While we are a public group and welcome newcomers, we do ask that members exercise discretion and respect that other members of the group may wish to keep their involvement in the Craft private. We are all on first name terms at the gatherings, but it is up to the individual to decide whether they wish to use their full name. This is why we do not allow members of the media or academia to attend our meetings in a professional capacity or to permit anyone to take photographs, screenshots or reproduce the information shared without express permission,

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LITHA CELEBRATION

Amersham Community Centre

After a brief overview of the Craft, for any new members, there will be a short talk about the history, folk practices and symbolism associated with the summer solstice, Litha. Participants are invited to share any readings and prayers relevant to this festival. There will be a wild-wood meditation for those who wish to take part. A drink and snack will be provided after the meditation. Please note that I can not serve hot drinks so if that is your preference, please bring a flask.

The lore of tree and herb is an important part of this spiritual path and will be discussed at every meeting so members can build on their knowledge. I will be talking about the Lime/Linden tree and Pot Marigold herb.

As is has been so long since we have been permitted to get together in person, I thought it would be nice to add a practical activity which will not involve breaching social distance requirements:

1. making a Witches Ladder. For this you will need some cord or twine (natural not plastic) and nine natural articles that can be threaded through and/or tied into it e.g. Drilled shells./crystals/horn/pieces of wood, hag stones, feathers.

In order to recoup costs, a fee of £10 in cash is payable on entry. The Crone's Hearth is a lovely informal group which is not run for profit. I understand that sometimes, members can't make it at short notice due to ill health, family/work commitments or travel difficulties. Please just let me know so that I don't hold back the group waiting for your arrival. Given Covid restrictions, most of our gatherings are now fully booked and sometimes members are unable to attend, so please let me know if you cannot make it as soon as you know so that I can offer your place to another member. Thank you. For those of you who would like to participate but are physically unable to please get in touch and we will try to set up a Skype link.

Bright Blessings, Sharon

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Join us in celebrating Lughnasadh

Amersham Community Centre

After a brief overview of the Craft, for any new members, there will be a short talk about the history, folk practices and symbolism associated with this ancient festival. Participants are invited to share any relevant readings and prayers. There will be a wild-wood meditation for those who wish to take part, so please bring a cushion or mat if you prefer to sit on the floor. It is customary to ground yourself by eating and drinking after a path working session and a drink and snack will be provided (gluten free and vegan biscuits are available).
The lore of tree and herb is an important part of this spiritual path and will be discussed at every meeting so members can build on their knowledge. This time I will be talking about the Linden and the Dandelion.
The final talk will be a general overview of spell craft which will be followed by a discussion on ethics.

n order to recoup costs, a fee of £10 in cash is payable on entry. The Crone's Hearth is a lovely informal group which is not run for profit. I understand that sometimes, members can't make it at short notice due to ill health, family/work commitments or travel difficulties. Please just let me know so that I don't hold back the group waiting for your arrival. Given Covid restrictions, most of our gatherings are now fully booked and sometimes members are unable to attend, so please let me know in advance if you cannot make it, so that I can offer your place to another member. Thank you.

Join us in celebrating Mabon

Amersham Community Centre

After introductions, and an overview of the Craft (if desired), the meeting will start with a brief talk about the history, folk practices and correspondences associated with Mabon/Harvest . Participants are invited to share any readings and prayers relevant to this festival. There will be a wild-wood meditation for those who wish to take part, so please bring a cushion or mat if you prefer to sit on the floor. It is customary to ground yourself by eating and drinking after a path working session and a small snack and drink will be provided. Vegan and Gluten Free diets will be catered for.
The lore of tree and herb is an important part of this spiritual path and will be discussed at every meeting so group members' can build up their knowledge. This time we will be talking about the Linden/Lime tree and the Dandelion. The final talk will be about creating a sacred space, raising power and candle magic. I do upload some of my talks on to the facebook page, but please bring a pen and journal with you if you wish to take notes.
In order to recoup costs, a fee of £10 in cash is payable on entry. The Crone's Hearth is a lovely informal group which is not run for profit. I understand that sometimes, members can't make it at short notice due to ill health, family/work commitments or travel difficulties. Please just let me know so that I don't hold back the group waiting for your arrival. Given Covid restrictions, most of our gatherings are now fully booked and sometimes members are unable to attend, so, if possible, please let me know if you cannot make it in advance so I can offer your place to another member. Thank you.
Bright Blessings, Sharon

SAMHAIN CELEBRATION

Amersham Community Centre

After introductions, and an overview of the Craft (if desired), the meeting will start with a brief talk about the history, folk practices and correspondences associated with Samhain. Participants are invited to share any readings and prayers relevant to this festival. There will be a wild-wood meditation for those who wish to take part, so please bring a cushion or mat if you prefer to sit on the floor. It is customary to ground yourself by eating and drinking after a path working session and a small snack and drink will be provided. Vegan and Gluten Free diets will be catered for.
The lore of tree and herb is an important part of this spiritual path and will be discussed at every meeting so group members' can build up their knowledge. This time we will be talking about the Box tree and the magical herb, mugwort. The final talk will be about binding, bottling and hexing. As Samhain is a time to honour our ancestors and beloved dead, we will hold a candle burning ritual. The evening will finish with a members sharing ghost stories - there is never enough time for this!
In order to recoup costs, a fee of £10 in cash is payable on entry. The Crone's Hearth is a lovely informal group which is not run for profit. I understand that sometimes, members can't make it at short notice due to ill health, family/work commitments or travel difficulties. Please just let me know so that I don't hold back the group waiting for your arrival. Given Covid restrictions, most of our gatherings are now fully booked and sometimes members are unable to attend, so, if possible, please let me know if you cannot make it in advance so I can offer your place to another member. Thank you.
Bright Blessings, Sharon

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