The Grove – celebrations of spirit in nature
The Grove of the Summer Stars, Pukerua Bay
A Grove is a term which denotes not only a woodland temple but also a group of Druids, and the meetings they hold. Like sacred forest groves they are designed to create a powerful and peaceful atmosphere. Groves can be made up of just a few members, or may number thirty or more. What is Druidry?
The Grove of the Summer Stars celebrates the eight great Seasonal Festivals throughout the wheel of the year. Each of these Druid festivals is held as a community festival and meeting point for diverse creeds and cultures to honour the turning of the year and give thanks for its abundance. We meet at The Woolshed/Grove of the Summer Stars at 11am on the nearest Sunday to the particular festival, except for Beltane and Samhain which are held at night. Lughnasadh is held on the Sunday during Druid Camp even though it is a little early, i.e. the third week of January (Wellington Anniversary weekend).
On the day (or night) people can bring stories, poems, songs, dances, readings and insights, etc. to contribute to the theme. The ceremonies are followed by potluck feasting to which everyone contributes.
A women’s Full Moon Circle, ‘Papatuanuku’s Daughters’, Celebrating the Goddess, is held at The Woolshed at 7pm on every Full Moon in honour of the Divine Feminine.
The Woolshed is a place for celebrations of Spirit in Nature.
Full Moon is observed on the full moon of each month from 7pm.
The eight great Seasonal Festivals are celebrated throughout the wheel of the year.
These eight great festivals are held as a community festival and meeting point for diverse creeds and cultures to honour the turning of the year and give thanks for its abundance. On the day (or night) people can bring stories, poems, songs, dances, readings, insights etc to contribute to the theme. The ceremonies are followed by pot-luck feasting to which everyone contributes.
Lending Library at The Woolshed
The lending library (books on spirituality, druidry, wicca, paganism, ritual, etc.) at The Woolshed is now open for business. If you would like to see The Woolshed Library online catalogue, here is the url:
Nicola has purchased some new books for the Library and has toiled valiantly to get the bookshelves back in order. It’s all ready for you! Unfortunately we can’t send books out so you will just have to come and visit us at The Woolshed to access this fine library.