• 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

 

Cornovii Chief Keith Southall and wife Fran were invited by Phillip and Steph Carr-Gomm to be the delegates for OBOD at the ICCS ( International Conference of Cultural Studies) held in Mysore, India February 2015.

Keith and Fran were overwhelmed by the welcome, generosity and full colour spectacle of the event which was spread over six days and held in a beautiful ashram. Keith gave a speech to the gathering of over 500 people from 64 different belief systems and spiritualities, then tried to get to as many of the other amazing and enlightening talks as possible, but as there were sometimes up to eight in one day it was very difficult, but they tried hard and were rewarded by meeting and talking to some very interesting people from all parts of Mother Earth.

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Enjoy a gallery of pictures from our One Tree Gathering at Whitlenge in 2013

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Enjoy this gallery of us celebrating summer solstice 2015

 

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Celebrating and Exploring the Connections between Druidism and the Dharma

16 August 2015

Philip and Stephanie Carr Gomm will be attending the fourth British/UK meeting of the One Tree Gathering again to be held at Whitlenge gardens home of Keith and Fran Southall and the Cornovii grove in beautiful Worcestershire.
We will also have the pleasure of published author of many Interfaith books Mark Townsend, and inspiring speakers and mentors from the Hindu community. In this weekend we will be bringing together members of the Druid community with members of the Dharmic community to share rituals, meditation, stories and teachings maybe even a little song and dance.
The theme will be exploring the commonalities of the ancient wisdom of our two belief systems to be relevant and of use in the twenty-first century. We will be laying on a Vegan buffet, tea coffee etc.
Cost for whole day including food is £20.00
For more details: contact keith on keith.southall@creativelandscapes.co.uk
Bookings: email carolnoo@aol.com

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Congratulations to Paul, our newest member of the Druid grade. This brings our total to three Druid Grade members and we are all highly delighted that Paul has fulfilled his promise, recognised early when he first joined the Grove as a very shy but committed Bard.

Transit through the grades and membership of the Grove, together with his own dedication, has wrought a tremendous change in Paul, he is looking relaxed and happy in his own body. He is a credit to druidry and a great asset to our group. Now all we have to do is find another couple of Druids so that we can give him his group initiation.

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Our next meeting will be for Lughnasadh on Sunday 2nd August at our usual venue. This should prove to be a truly special day for not only will we be celebrating the first harvests but also enjoying a second ceremony to handfast two of our Members, John and Anne. Scripts are being devised by our able Scribe Philip who will officiate on the day with the assistance of our Chief and Grove Mother. Details will be circulated nearer the time but start now to select a gorgeous outfit for this very special occasion.

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Turning around and around in a circle. Spiralling towards the centre, we know that we have come to the centre of who we are. We crouch on the earth, we touch her with our hands. We know that we have come to be with her. Finding ourselves we have found our connection with nature.

We sing, we speak poetry, we chant, we make music – finding our hearts we have found the heart of the mystery. Finding the depths we have found the Way to be simple.

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“…..a spiritual tradition should not be treated like a fossil – if it is to be of value it needs to grow and evolve, and adapt to the needs of the people and of a world that is constantly changing.”

Philip Carr-Gomm.

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