Ritual to Celebrate the Spring Equinox
Huddersfield on Sunday 24 March 2019 @ 2:00pm
Just a quickie to let you good folks know … we’ve decided not to pre-order food at the pub cos they want £9.95 each and we think that’s a bit much if you’re on a budget and are a family of 5. Although, LPC is willing to subsidise the cost, it will still be a fair whack if you’re a large family.
Sooooo … we’ve decided we’re going to provide some food ourselves. It won’t be a lavish buffet but we’re thinking things you can eat al fresco with your fingers or drink from a cup … soup, sandwiches, savouries, crisps, cake, hot drinks & pop … that sort of thing. If you want alcohol, you’ll need to provide that yourselves or wait until we get to the pub afterwards.
Because we want to recoup some of the cost, we’re going to charge £2 per person to attend (babies & dogs free). Trying to organise these things where people are all choosing different options is a logistical nightmare so the cost applies to everyone whether you plan to eat with us or not.
If you’ve already told us you’re coming, then I’ve got your name on a list and will be in touch later with final details but, in the meantime, you can pay via PayPal or bank transfer.
Paypal addy = firstname.lastname@example.org. If you pay this way, please choose pay friends and family so they don’t deduct interest.
By bank transfer:
A/C Name = Leodis Pagan Circle (or LPC if there isn’t room for full name)
Sort code = 55-70-23
A/C number = 83268324
Whichever way you pay, please put Ostara and your name as a reference so we know who’s paid for what.
Obviously, we have no idea what the weather will be like (and some past events at this time of year have been in torrential rain) but we’re taking a shelter and will plow on regardless … as we always do. Remember, be there or be square!
POSTPONED! Please read – now on Sunday at 5pm
Sorry folks but we’re postponing the Imbolc ritual. We’ve never done so before but it’s silly to turn up in the dark AND rain. We’re planning to do it on Sunday 10th at 5pm instead but I’ll confirm nearer the end of the week when we see what weather we’re likely to get then. So wrap up warm and enjoy an unexpected cosy night in 😉
Edited to add: For those who don’t know, there’s a barrier across the bridge leading to the car park at Thwaite Mill. We will raise it tomorrow evening so you can cross the bridge but whoever is manning the barrier will want to take part in the ritual – so, if you want to park, please arrive BEFORE 7:10pm. Whatever you do, DON’T park in the lane if the barrier’s locked cos you might be clamped. And remember… be there or be square!
Don’t forget it’s our Imbolc ritual on Tuesday (5 Feb). And don’t forget to bring a coin to make a wish (value doesn’t matter) and bring a torch if you can because we are well away from any streetlights. And don’t forget to wrap up warm and wear something sturdy on your feet cos it’s weathering out there. Don’t know what the weather forecast is but the ritual will go ahead whatever so I’m looking forward to seeing you there.
We meet at 7.15pm at Stourton Stone Circle, Thwaite Mill, Thwaite Lane, Stourton, LS10 1RP.
For more information contact Debs on 07947 012235
The image goes a bit fuzzy when enlarged so here’s the summary.
Yes, we will enjoying an awayday to visit a stone circle and do a short ritual in honour of the season. We can park very close to it, so it is only a few metres walk to get to.
After this, for all that want to, we will have a late lunch of soup and sandwiches at a local pub.
All this is not far away, and it’s still a secret location, but we will need to car share. Please get in touch if you can offer a lift or if you need one. Children and dogs are welcome both at the circle and the pub.