Norwich Pagans

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Hello, and welcome to the Norwich Pagan Moot website.

Moots exist all over the UK to provide social and educational gatherings for Pagans and people following similar spiritual paths.

We also welcome those who are just curious and indeed non pagans, providing they respect our beliefs when attending our events. We are an open organisation and do not discriminate on grounds of belief, gender, disability, race or sexuality. Our events are public and open to all.

Tony Urry

Some of you will know Tony Urry, a lively character who was always at the Coffee Moot and was the Champion in the last Twelfth Night Wild Hunt Ritual on Mousehold Heath. Sadly, he passed away in late October.

His funeral - or rather the celebration of his life - will take place on Friday 22nd November at 11am, at Cromer Crematorium, Holt Road, Cromer NR27 9JJ.

It will be a Pagan ceremony and people are asked to wear bright clothes.

A collection box will be available for donations to be split between the Bure Valley Railway and PACT Animal Sanctuary, as Tony was involved with both.

New Book!

Val Thomas is well-known to everyone in the Moot. Her new book is now available for pre-order from : Troy Books.

Of Chalk and Flint: A Way of Norfolk Magic is a celebration of the county of Norfolk and its Nameless Tradition of magic and witchcraft. The spiritual energy which informs and powers this magic wells up from the land itself and from the Chalk and Flint which have shaped the landscape, its flora, its fauna, its culture and its history. This book therefore weaves a rich tapestry of herbs and creatures, of gods, dragons, Fair Ones and merfolk, of spells, rituals and seasonal devotions. It retells some of the old stories which shape the work of the Tradition and honours the ancestors who inspire it. Yet it is a book for the present moment, and shows how working closely with the land can be an integral and vibrant part of modern life. While the book is focused on Norfolk, the principles of the magic explored here are applicable anywhere in in the world. Thus, this book provides a valuable resource, both for those with an interest in Norfolk, and also for anyone seeking insights into natural magic, witchcraft and working with the power of the land.

What We Do

Continuity and Change

We have two main events each month: the Coffee Moot at the Forum, on the fourth Saturday of each month, and a talk, workshop, open ritual or walk on the second Sunday, usually in the evening at the Silver Road Community Centre. Extra events, particularly the Twelfth Night ritual on Mousehold Heath, are held occasionally. More details can be found on the Events page.
As attitudes to Paganism and to pubs have changed, however, the first-Wednesday pub moot seems to have outlived its usefulness and has been discontinued.

Co-operation with Norwich Pagan Sphere

The Moot now works in co-operation with Norwich Pagan Sphere, which has over 20 years’ experience of running events and training courses, and owns the Ickeny Collection of magical items (East Anglian Museum of Magic and Mythology). Some of these will come out for display at relevant workshops!

Shopping

Most Pagans appreciate a shopping opportunity and there are many talented craftspeople out there. So, we will be giving people who make their own, handcrafted items, the opportunity to have a stall at some of our events. If anyone is interested in having a stall, for just £5 donation to Moot funds, please contact Annette. You can PM her on Facebook or ring her at home on 01603 749231. There will also be herbs, spices and resins available for purchase at talks and workshops. If there are any particular (legal) herbs you need, PM Val or ring her on 01603 667314.

Information

We will keep you informed about what is going on through the website, the Facebook page and printed flyers, which are handed out at events and pinned up at various locations around the city.

Contact Us

We aim to make the moot as friendly, welcoming and supportive as possible. So please feel free to contact us via the contact form on the website or by PM on Facebook if you have any questions, ideas or things you would like to talk about. If you prefer you can ring Annette on 01603 749231 or Chris and Val on 01603 667314.

Web Addresses

Norwich Pagan Sphere: www.norwichsphere.org.uk
The Ickeny Collection: www.ickeny.co.uk
Norwich Interfaith Link: www.norwichinterfaith.co.uk

Pictures from the Moot Summer Ritual on Mousehold.
The Ickeny in his summer garb, with the King and Queen of Summer, 21stMay 2017. Pictures: Sadie Huxford The Ickeny in his summer garb, with the King and Queen of Summer, 21stMay 2017. Pictures: Sadie Huxford The Ickeny in his summer garb, with the King and Queen of Summer, 21stMay 2017. Pictures: Sadie Huxford
The Ickeny in his summer garb, with the King and Queen of Summer, 21stMay 2017. Pictures: Sadie Huxford.

This site was last updated on Sun 17th Nov, 2019 at 10:30:41.