Our coven was formed back in the early 1960’s by a group of dedicated folklore enthusiasts with a particular interest in the witchcraft of the Cotswolds. Gerald Gardner’s books on Wicca inspired them to use some of the Wiccan practices outlined by Gardner as a platform upon which to place local Traditional Witchcraft practices.
We are based in the Cotswolds and honour the local spirits and the sacred places of which there are many, some well known and others less so. Our Tradition venerates both God and Goddess equally, however we do not demand that our members adhere to specific forms of God and Goddess, but leave this to the individual.
We believe that witchcraft should be experiential, ‘armchair witchcraft’ is not for us. We try to hold outdoor Esbat and Sabbat rituals as much as possible – weather permitting – and in doing so, connect with the Gods, the spirits, the land and our ancient ancestors. We enjoy group work, but also encourage our members to practice alone and share their experiences with us.
We are a close and friendly coven and welcome sincere seekers whether experienced or complete beginners. We believe in mutual respect, loyalty, openness and honesty.
No payments or hidden payments are required, teaching and membership is free.
Please also note that we are not associated in any way with a coven known as “Cotswold Coven” based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.