• Be glad, my merry friends, and let the warm sunlight heat now heart and limb! Cast off these cold rags! Run naked on the grass, while Tom goes a-hunting!

    Be glad, my merry friends, and let the warm sunlight heat now heart and limb! Cast off these cold rags! Run naked on the grass, while Tom goes a-hunting!

    Tom Bombadil in J.R.R.Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings'

  • Welcome to the Grove of Cornovii

    Welcome to the Grove of Cornovii

    within the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids

  • Gently within the greater circle of humankind, may I radiate peace

    Gently within the greater circle of humankind, may I radiate peace

  • Silently within the quiet of the Grove, may I share peace

    Silently within the quiet of the Grove, may I share peace

  • Deep within the still centre of my being, may I find peace

    Deep within the still centre of my being, may I find peace

We celebrated the autumn equinox (Alban Elfed, The Light of the Water) in the apple orchard that we at Cornovii love. We celebrated with amazing apple cake baked by Lynne, cider, freshly pressed apple juice and many laughs… and a wonderful ritual in the company of dozens of guests and friends, with a seasonal blessing from our friends in the Hindu community. A fine day with fine friends!

http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/teaching-and-practice/druid-festivals/autumn-equinox-alban-elfed

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The Wheel of the Year continues to turn, and we now reach the point in the year once again when light and dark come into balance, with the dark of the winter months on the horizon.

Autumn

Join us at this beautiful time of the year for a celebration of Alban Elfed, the Autumn Equinox.

We will be celebrating with a ritual in an apple orchard on Sunday 18th September 2016, followed by cider and lunch. The celebration is open to all, so if your fancies have been tickled by the idea of celebrating the seasons, or want to understand more about how some Druid and Hindu traditions celebrate this time of year, or simply want a fun yet meaningful day out… join us!

We will be joined by our friends from the Hindu community who will be giving us an equivalent fruit blessing to mark the occasion and time of year.

Please contact Rob via email (rob@rtanet.com) if you are interested in order to find out more.

It is this final harvest which can take the central theme of the Alban Elfed ceremony – thanking the Earth, in her full abundance as Mother and Giver, for the great harvest, as Autumn begins.

http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/teaching-and-practice/druid-festivals/autumn-equinox-alban-elfed

We look forward to sharing this beautiful time of year together!

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Some of the Grove attended the wonderful One Tree Gathering on 20-21 August 2016 at Beaumanor Hall near Leicester. The Gathering is an annual space for exploring what unites Hinduism and Druidry, and is a space in which friendships and a deeper understanding can flourish. Some of the comments on the event:

Absolutely wonderful weekend, many many thanks to all who helped to organise it, and to all those who were such wonderful company.

Thank you everyone for an inspirational and fun filled week-end. See you all next year. X

Much fun was had and new light was shone on the sacred bonds between the traditions.

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Chief of OBOD, Phillip Carr-Gomm, talking at the event with Aislinn:

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Keith, Aislinn and friends question, listen and share:

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Laughter, dance, new discoveries and hugs…

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There was a magical moment where Rajiv gave birth to Keith. Let’s leave that mystery right there!

Giving birth to Keith

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Sacred Bonds at the 2016 One Tree Gathering

Yoga – Bonfire – Treasure Hunt – & gorgeous Hindu food!

We finally have the August magical One Tree Gathering weekend set up. It’s going to be two full days of fun and interaction with Hindu and Druids joining in ritual, talks, Philip Carr- Gomm, and an inspiring speaker from the Hindu community. We have the most gorgeous Hindu food for the whole two days, plus on the Saturday evening we have what Hindus and Druids do best….. party around the Bonfire ( so bring your drums)! If you prefer to stop local in a B &B etc then Google something local (address of the venue is at the bottom of the poster). It’s going to be a busy time – so to book your ticket, email ukiccs@gmail.com asap. Namaste to you all.

 

 

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Cornovii and members of the One Tree Gathering at the Diwali Hindu festival of light in November 2015. Click READ MORE to see the full gallery.

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Hi all, whilst we’re working on putting a calendar on the website, here’s a few important dates and please see the notes that go with them,

Best, Keith

20th September …equinox ceremony …meet at whitlenge 11.00 am
31st October cornovii Bonfire….6.00 please email/phone to say you are coming. Must bring food to share and a bloddy big firework.
1st of November Annual General Meeting,all welcome to share ideas and diary. Also Samhuin ceremony …meet whitlenge 11.00 am
No winter equinox ceremony at whitlenge.

Next years dates for ceremony will be decided at the AGM.

 

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A selection of images from our One Tree Gathering, 2015. Click on the READ MORE button below to see the pictures in more detail.

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