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,

Upcoming events (4+)

SAMHAIN CELEBRATION

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This year we are departing from our usual format. The Crone's Hearth has been hosting events for three and a half years. There is a real sense of camaraderie and a feeling that the tea break is never really long enough so I thought that the witches new year might be a good opportunity to have a bit of a party and get to know each other a little better.
As Samhain is a time to honour our ancestors and beloved dead, we will hold our candle burning ritual and I will give a brief talk on the origins of Samhain while the candles burn out, this will be followed by a wildwood meditation and our usual sharing of ghost stories. After that it is up to you! I will provide some light snack but any donations of party food will be gratefully accepted! Please don't bring alcohol as it is not permitted.

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. Due to the significant number of no shows at each event, coupled with the limitation on numbers attending, we have sadly had to introduce a policy of debarring no shows from booking on to other events.
Bright Blessings, Sharon

YULE CELEBRATION

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£10.00

After introductions and prayers, there will be a short talk about the history, folk practices and correspondences associated with the celebration of the winter solstice - Yule. 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 hot drink will be provided. If you are vegan or have a food allergy please let me know so that I can cater for you.

The lore of tree and herb is an important part of this spiritual path and I will give a talk on a specific tree and herb. Our astrologer, Lisa, will be giving an update on what is happening in the heavens between Yule and Imbolc. I will talk about one aspect of the Craft and we will end the evening with a ritual welcoming a return of the light. Please check out the page closer to the date of the event for further details on the talks.

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. Due to the significant number of no shows at each event, coupled with the limitation on numbers attending, we have sadly had to introduce a policy of debarring no shows from booking on to other events. I look forward to seeing you all. Bright Blessings, Sharon

IMBOLC CELEBRATION

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£10.00

After introductions and prayers, there will be a short talk about the history, folk practices and correspondences associated with the celebration Imbolc. Participants are invited to share any readings and prayers relevant to this festival. 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.Our astrologer, Lisa, will be giving an update on what is happening in the heavens between Imbolc and Ostara.
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 hot drink will be provided. If you are vegan or have a food allergy please let me know so that I can cater for you.
This will be followed by a talk on one aspect of the Craft. For further details please look at this page closer to the date of the event. The fee of £10 will be payable in cash at the start of the event.
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. Due to the significant number of no shows at each event, coupled with the limitation on numbers attending, we have sadly had to introduce a policy of debarring no shows from booking on to other events.

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OSTARA CELEBRATION ON SKYPE

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£10.00

After introductions,I will give a brief talk about the history, folk and spiritual symbolism of Ostara/the Spring Equinox. 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, followed by a short break so that participants can get something to eat and drink after their path working session.
The lore of tree and herb is an important element of this spiritual path and talks will be given on this subject, together with a talk about one element of the Craft. For further details please look at this page closer to the date of the event.
The fee of £10 will be payable in cash at the start of the event.
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. 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. Sadly, due to the large number of no shows, those that simply do not turn up without any given reason will be debarred from booking on to future events. Thank you for your understanding.

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Join us in celebrating Mabon

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