Norwich Pagan Moot logo: Living Norfolk Magic, Ickeny Collection and three symbols: Pentacle, Thor's Hammer and the Awen - public domain images

Norwich Pagan Moot


Events

Face-to-face events are running again: the Coffee Moot (fourth Saturday of the month), talks and workshops at the Silver Road Community Centre (second Sunday of the month) and, later in the year, walks. But, we are still doing on-line talks as well - the silver lining to the last three years has been the people who have joined as on-line that couldn't do so in person. We have been joined by people from distant parts of England, Wales, Canada, France and the USA!

If you join our Facebook group you will automatically get notifications of our events. If youre not a Facebook person, dont worry, the links will be given here for each event. Alternatively, contact us and we can put you on our e-mail list to get the links (please copy out the e-mail addresses to avoid spam).

Norwich Moot's contact e-mail address, not given as a link to avoid spam; it can be typed in as norwichpaganmoot (all one word) at hotmail dot com    or     Chris' e-mail address, not given as a link to avoid spam; it can be typed in as thecatscradle at btinternet dot com

We are currently investigating mailing list service options. Once we have chosen one, people will be invited to sign up afresh - including those who had signed up to receive notifications from the old Moot web-site. We apologise that we have not yet been able to accommodate that list!


Our on-line events are run via Google Meet. The joining links will be posted on this page in advance. If you are using a computer you will be able simply to click on the link we provide to join the event. However, if you are using a mobile device (phone or tablet) you will need to download the Google Meet app. in advance and either sign in using a gmail account or create an account - so do give yourself plenty of time to do so!


Our next events


Image promoting the Norwich Moot Summer Ritual on Mousehold Heath, 9th June 2024 at 2pm, with a leaves and a map showing the location of the ritual site, across the road south of the top car park on Gurney Road.

Face-to-face

Summer Ritual

Sunday 9th June 2024, 2:00 p.m.

On Mousehold Heath, access opposite the top car park on Gurney Road.

Download the running order by clicking here!

This is an open ritual in a public place and attendance is at your own risk. Please do not bring any real flames or lanterns, and remember to take any litter home.


Image promoting the Grimes Graves Flint Festival, 'Beneath the Surface', on 15th and 16th June 2024, with images of knapped flint tools, the chalk goddess, over an aerial view of Grimes Graves, with text and various logos.

Face-to-face event organised by English Heritage

"Beneath the Surface" Flint Festival

Grimes Graves in Thetford Forest

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2024, from 10:00 a.m.to 5 p.m.

Val Thomas is speaking at 2 p.m. in the Talks Tent on the Saturday, 15th June!

Further details on the English Heritage web-site.

The talks are free, but there is a charge for visiting the exhibition and descending into one of the pits.


Image promoting the Norwich Pagan Coffee Moot, with the Norwich Moot logo with the Norwich Moot logo

Face-to-face

Coffee Moot

Cafe Bar Marzano at the Forum in Norwich

Saturday 22nd June 2024, from 10:30 a.m.

Followed by a mini-walk with Chris Wood!


Image promoting the Norwich Moot on-line talk by Kerry Wisner, 29th June 2024, with magical items, including a cauldron, in a fireplace.

On-line Talk

Kerry Wisner

'Sending Forth the Fetch: Shadow Working in Traditional Witchcraft'

Saturday 29th June 2024, 7:00 p.m., via Google Meet

Joining link: TBC .

If using a mobile device, you may need to enter the code: TBC .


Image promoting the Norwich Moot workshop on Sunday 14th July 2024 at 7 p.m.: Protection in Ritual, showing a pentacle.

In-person Workshop

'Protection in Ritual'

Perspectives from Wicca (Graeme Gee), Traditional Witchcraft (Val Thomas) and Druidry (Rijusiddha)

Sunday 14th July 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Admission £5 cash

At the Silver Road Community Centre, 34 Silver Road, Norwich NR3 4TB
(Easily walkable from the city, but if driving, use QDs car park, through arch immediately north of zebra crossing.)


On-line Talk

Claire Pingel

'Mary Magdalene'

Sunday 21st July 2024, 7:00 p.m., via Google Meet

Joining link: TBC .

If using a mobile device, you may need to enter the code: TBC .


Image promoting the Norwich Pagan Coffee Moot, with the Norwich Moot logo

Face-to-face

Coffee Moot

Cafe Bar Marzano at the Forum in Norwich

Saturday 27th July 2024, from 10:30 a.m.

Followed by a mini-walk with Chris Wood!


On-line Talk

Claire Bullion

'Goddess Spirituality'

Saturday 3rd August 2024, 7:00 p.m., via Google Meet

Joining link: TBC .

If using a mobile device, you may need to enter the code: TBC .


In-person

'Bring & Share Harvest Feast & Lammastide Ritual'

Sunday 11th August 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Admission £4 cash

At the Silver Road Community Centre, 34 Silver Road, Norwich NR3 4TB
(Easily walkable from the city, but if driving, use QDs car park, through arch immediately north of zebra crossing.)


Image promoting the Norwich Pagan Coffee Moot, with the Norwich Moot logo

Face-to-face

Coffee Moot

Cafe Bar Marzano at the Forum in Norwich

Saturday 24th August 2024, from 10:30 a.m.

Followed by a mini-walk with Chris Wood!


In-person Talk

Val Thomas and Alice Kerridge-Crick

'Hallowtide'

Sunday 8th September 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Admission £4 cash (provisionally)

At the Silver Road Community Centre, 34 Silver Road, Norwich NR3 4TB
(Easily walkable from the city, but if driving, use QDs car park, through arch immediately north of zebra crossing.)


Image promoting the Norwich Pagan Coffee Moot, with the Norwich Moot logo

Face-to-face

Coffee Moot

Cafe Bar Marzano at the Forum in Norwich

Saturday 28th September 2024, from 10:30 a.m.


Image promoting the Norwich Moot Boudica's Brocante, 20th October 2024, with illustration 'Mousehold Witches' by Stellabox Design.

In-person craft sale of new and pre-loved items with a Magical and Pagan theme

'Boudica's Brocante'

Sunday 20th October 2024, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At the Silver Road Community Centre, 34 Silver Road, Norwich NR3 4TB
(Easily walkable from the city, but if driving, use QDs car park, through arch immediately north of zebra crossing.)

More information on the Brocante page!


Image promoting the Norwich Pagan Coffee Moot, with the Norwich Moot logo

Face-to-face

Coffee Moot

Cafe Bar Marzano at the Forum in Norwich

Saturday 26th October 2024, from 10:30 a.m.



We thank all our speakers who have generously donated their time to research and present talks for free! But the Moot still has running costs and future plans, including a Moot House! So, we would welcome any donations, large or small (the price of a chocolate bar even). Our PayPal address for donations is (please copy out to avoid spam):

Norwich Moot's Paypal e-mail address, not given as a link to avoid spam; it can be typed in as norwichpaganmoot (all one word) at hotmail dot com


A Sample of Past Events

Video Links

Image promoting the Norwich Moot virtual herb walk with Val Thomas, 13th June 2021, with a close-up of a Cleavers plant, taken by Chris Wood, forming a link to the video of the ritual on YouTube.     Image promoting the Norwich Moot on-line talk by Pete Jennings, 14th March 2021, with illustration of a carved stone woodwose on St. Mary the Virgin church, Burwell, Cambridgeshire, taken by Chris Wood, forming a link to the video of the ritual on YouTube.

Image for the Living Norfolk Magic and Norwich Moot on-line ritual for Imbolc 31st January 2021, forming a link to the video of the ritual on YouTube.     Image promoting the Norwich Moot on-line ritual for the Spring Equinox showing crocuses blooming, forming a link to the video of the ritual on YouTube.

Downloads

Some of our speakers have kindly provided texts or presentations from their talks which you can download here.

Advert for Michael Clarke's talk on cunning folk from April 2022 forming a link to his slide show as a PDF.     Image promoting the Stone Circle Pagan Moot on-line talk by Chris Wood, 22nd February 2022, with a foliate head and extra mugwort leaves, forming a link to download the talk write-up.

Advert for Anna McKerrow's talk on the occult in fiction from October 2021 forming a link to her slide show as a PDF.     Advert for Chris Wood's talk on Paganism for Norwich InterFaith Link from May 2021 forming a link to download the presentation slides.     Image promoting the Norwich Moot on-line talk on 10th January 2021, by Chris Wood, on the Wild Hunt, forming a link to download the talk write-up. The background is a detail from 'Wodan's Wild Hunt' by Friedrich Wilhelm Heine, 1882, from Wilhelm Wgner (1882) Nordisch-germanische Gtter und Helden, Otto Spamer, Leipzig & Berlin. Design by Chris Wood.

Advert for Chris Wood's Boudica talk from September 2020 forming a link to an article by Chris covering the same ground.     Advert for Chris Wood's Statues and Heroes talk from July 2020 forming a link to download the talk write-up.     Advert for Hazel's talk on Japanese Elementals from July 2020, forming a link to download the presentation.


Images

Twelfth Night Wild Hunt Ritual, 7th January 2023

The Ickeny, with horse's skull glistening from the rain, stands in the centre of the circle, with officers standing behind with lit posts, at the end of the rite.

The Ickeny glistens in the rain at the end of the rite. (Picture: Claire Bullion)

Lammas, 1st August 2021

The Lammas altar with (left to right) Hazel as the Lady of Norfolk, the Ickeny and Flint, as Lord of Norfolk.

The Lammas altar with (left to right) Hazel as the Lady of Norfolk, the Ickeny and Flint, as Lord of Norfolk. (Picture: Val Thomas)

Twelfth Night 2021

The Ickeny on Mousehold for Twelfth Night 2021     Ickeny charm with bells and bones.

The Ickeny was on Mousehold, along with His support bubble, at Twelfth Night 2021, so that dark forces could be expelled and the energy of new life be welcomed (left).
Ritual preparations for the event (right). (Pictures: Annette Dewgarde)

Brocante page.       Image of a head of Goat's Beard seeds forming a link to the Moot home page       Image of books forming a link to the Resources page       Image of sunlight through clouds over a roof forming a link to the Under One Roof page


view over Norwich from St. James' Hill forming a link to the Norwich & Norfolk page       Image of barley, a favour of wheat and a sickle on a Lammas altar forming a link to the About Paganism page       Image of the Ickeny forming a link to the Ickeny page       Donations page under construction.


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