Debs founded the group and co-ordinates all of its activities. She’s also the first point of contact for people making enquiries.
Lavina is the group’s Treasurer. She pays our bills and makes sure we’re able to account for any monies coming in and any going out.
Nano is the group’s Events Manager and Historian. He helps to make sure all our events run smoothly and whenever we visit ancient sites and other interesting places, he gives us a background of its history and/or pagan significance so we can appreciate what we’re seeing.
Tina organises some of our group activities and helps to coordinate events. She helps find speakers for our moot, plan rituals, group trips and arrange handfastings etc.
Linzi is our Publications Officer. She creates graphics, and expertly designs both our online notices and our printed publications, posters, leaflets etc
Farmer Jeff is LPC’s Keeper of the Stones. He regularly tends the stone circle by keeping the grass mown and the area litter free. He’s also our Fire Marshall and makes sure everyone stays safe around any bonfires.
Leodis Pagan Circle is a sociable group that was founded to provide a point of contact for people living in and around the Leeds area who wish to meet up and share their experience of being Pagan. We also aim to provide accurate information and knowledge to genuine seekers. We are an eclectic group who have banded together in kinship to form a community based on mutual respect and friendship.
We realise the words ‘Pagan’ and ‘Paganism’ are ambiguous because there isn’t a single belief system that all Pagans share. The words are vague and open to wide interpretation so it’s difficult to find two or more people who agree on their precise meaning.
Here at Leodis Pagan Circle, we use them as blanket terms to encompass a variety of spiritual paths. Specifically, we use these terms to refer to religious traditions and belief systems that recognise divinity in nature; ones that revere its majesty and beauty and honour the changing of the seasons. In accordance with the dual principles of nature (male and female being inherent in all things), we seek harmony and balance by worshipping the feminine aspects of deity as well as the male.
Within Paganism, we have no central legislation, dogma or creed and we are not devoted to a spiritual leader. Therefore, we are all free to experience the divine in our own way and to take responsibility for our own actions or inactions. That doesn’t mean we can’t seek help or guidance from others who we consider to be more learned but it does mean that we are actively involved in progressing our own spiritual development.
Leodis Pagan Circle is made up of people of all ages and abilities. We don’t all follow the same spiritual path and we vary in experience from people who have always known they are Pagan to people who are new to the subject and not sure what path (if any) they want to follow. The one thing we all have in common is that we worship the sanctity of nature and it is that reverence that binds us together.
So, regardless of what spiritual path you follow, if you have an open mind and an open heart you will be made very welcome at Leodis Pagan Circle.
Group Founder and Coordinator
Anna is the group’s secretary and supplies many of the ideas for our rituals and other activities. She’s also one of the admins for our Facebook page
Stingwray is the group’s Public Relations officer. Whenever we’re invited to discuss paganism by the media (and we often are), he’s the guy that speaks on our behalf to educate and inform the general public about what we get up to.
Dawn is our Education Officer. She helps educate and inform the general public about paganism – making sure all content is age-appropriate. Plus she runs workshops when we’re working on projects.
Kate is LPC’s Webmaster. She created and maintains the site on behalf of the group.
Sally is LPC’s Keeper of the Cauldron and contributes to all of our events. She also has a great talent for designing costumes and props, so she steps in whenever a theatrical touch is required.
Tony is LPC’s Keeper of the Stories and hosts the pre-moot storytelling sessions. He also runs Pagan Voices which is a singing group that contributes to LPC rituals.