50th Anniversary Celebrations

Hail and welcome to our 50th Anniversary celebrations! Here is where you’ll be able to find details of all our events over the year from the opening ritual to the final event. Simply click below on the image for the event you want the details for.

50th Anniversary Opening Ceremony Beltane 2021
Round the Fire Summer Solstice with PF International
50th Anniversary District Celebration

We’ve come a long way since our small beginnings back in 1971…….

The seeds were planted for the Pagan Federation we all know today back in 1968 when a small newsletter called “The Wiccan” began. It all started to keep a small group of Gardnerians in touch but quickly grew as it became clear there were more people in need of this kind of publication and they weren’t just Gardnerians.

By 1970 the group were working in earnest to campaign successfully against the introduction of an anti-witchcraft bill introduced by MP Gwilym Roberts.

It was decided that more needed to be done than this and so the Pagan Front was announced in September 1970, then ratified officially at Beltane 1971 with a ritual written by Doreen herself.

Its earliest activities were campaigning in favour of freedom of religion and against the persecution of minorities as well as running a contact service for Pagans to find like minded people and encouraging those who wanted to, to run PF groups of their own in their local areas.

Membership was then, and still is, open to Pagans of all kinds “whatever their occult commitments may be (or none)” for as Doreen said in her opening speech:

“Unity is strength and I welcome the fraternal unity of all sincere people who follow the pagan path. We may not always agree with each other, but we must support each other in our struggle for our right to follow the religion and lifestyle of our choice in the modern world.”

Words we still hold to today as we continue the work our founders began 50 years ago.