An update regarding the proposed Asatru Folk Assembly Winter Nights event at Stonehenge 

On the 11th of September 2023 the Police Pagan Association (PPA) was informed that the Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) was planning to host its first Winter Nights event at Stonehenge on 28th of October 2023 at 7pm. The event was publicised by AFA ‘folk builder’ James Saunders on Twitter/X.  The AFA are an American white … Read more

A response to the proposed Asatru Folk Assembly Winter Nights event at Stonehenge

11th September 2023 Paganism is the 7th largest religion in the UK. According to the 2021 Census Paganism grew by 34% in 10 years, making it the second fastest growing religion, comparative to size, in the UK[i]. Emboldened by an increasingly conservative and traditionalist political landscape[ii], racially exclusive right-wing extremist groups such as the Asatru … Read more

New NHS Chaplaincy Guidelines

As members of the Network for Pastoral, Spiritual and Religious Care in Health, we participated in the steering group who provided guidance for the team who have completed the review of the NHS Guidelines on Chaplaincy. The new guidelines have now been published and the NPSRCH has issued the following statement: “A Welcome for the … Read more

Windrush 75

Windrush 75 – this is OUR history This week I was privileged to attend the Windrush 75 Service at Southwark Cathedral in London. I had a VIP ticket as Chaplaincy Officer for the Pagan Federation, attending on behalf of PF president Sarah Kerr, who sadly couldn’t make it. I grew up in a city in … Read more

Census 2021 – Results

We at the Pagan Federation welcome the publication of the latest census figures from the ONS which gives us a clearer picture of the rich diversity of faiths and beliefs in England and Wales.    It’s worth keeping in mind while we’re looking at these figures that whilst the census numbers are useful, they never tell … Read more

Attending a Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving

Today – 18th September 2022 – I was privileged to be invited by the Bishop of Leicester, to a Thanksgiving ceremony in remembrance of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, at the Church of St James the Greater, of which I gladly attended.  I was asked to represent all the Pagan faiths in Leicester and … Read more

National Moment of Reflection

It is with a deep sense of pride and gratitude that we took part in a National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy, which took place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September, the night before the State Funeral, marked by a … Read more

Pagan Dawn Volunteer Vacancy: Designer Needed

Pagan Dawn is the house magazine of the Pagan Federation, with a wide range of news and articles about Paganism and related topics intended to both inform and support our readers. It is published four times a year and produced entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers under the guidance of our Editor Aurora Sothis. … Read more

A Message on the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our Queen, Elizabeth II. Her strength, commitment and honour have been an inspiration and comfort to many during her 70 years on the throne and she will be greatly missed not just here in the UK, but across the world. We send our condolences and … Read more

The PFPM Writing Ministry for Prisoners

The Pagan Federation Prison Ministry (PFPM) is committed to serving the needs of prisoners by providing spiritual and pastoral care with regards to and in respect of their own personal journey of discovery.  However, we appreciate not everyone has access to a Prison Pagan Chaplain, so we offer this additional service to all Pagan prisoners. … Read more