Our Samhain Ritual is fast approaching, if you want to come and help us celebrate for the last time at our Hasfest and moot venue please do. The pub who's grounds we use is being sold and so looks unlikely that we will be able to hold events there any more, but it has been a fantastic few years holding Hasfest and Samhain Rituals there.The moots are moving to the Spital Pub, Spital which is just outside Chesterfield town center (a few minutes walk, it has a large car park as well) still on the 2nd Tuesday of each month starting November please do come along enjoy a chat and maybe a workshop/talk.
As previous years, this will be an open ritual for all of any tradition or path to attend to remember their ancestors and those family and friends who have travelled the Long Path. This years ritual will be distinctly heathen in theme and celebrating the Night of Ancestors.
There will be the familiar remembrance table for you to put photographs on of those people you want to remember, and light a candle in their honour. There will also be a reflective space for those wanting a quiet moment or two. Fancy dress is welcome, especially for children, and the popular pumpkin carving competition is back, so bring yours along if you’re feeling orangeryily artistic to be in with a chance of being awarded a prize from our judge.
During the ritual there will be a time for anyone who has letters or cards to send to bring them to the fire and burn them to send the words into the spirit realms. You are welcome to write as many letters or cards to as many different people as you like, just remember to address the envelopes with the persons name!
Afterwards food, please bring some to share, drumming - remember to bring your drum if you have one, pumpkin competition, general getting together:0)
Ritual starting around 7.30pm, 26th October 2012 at the New Inn, 229 Mansfield Road, Chesterfield S41 0JJ
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