Formed in 2004 as a local branch of the Derbyshire Pagans group, the Chesterfield Pagans is an informal, welcoming group of cake-loving fiends, whose members are knowledgeable about and interested in a diverse range of pagan traditions. We always welcome new members and those who just want to drop in occasionally to say hello.
We’re based in Chesterfield in Derbyshire, however we welcome people, members, or visitors from anywhere. If you’re happy to come to Chesterfield, drop in and see us. Our members include those in education, full-time employment, the unemployed, parents and the retired, so we do understand what it is to have a life outside of a group like ours. If you can only make the occasional meeting every now and then, you’re still very welcome. There are no membership fees, no requirements or commitments; you don’t have to be of any particular faith or belief to visit us, or of any faith at all. Because we meet in a public house we do have to abide by their rules about children attending our moots, and their licensed hours – although conversation has been known to continue outside after kicking-out time.
We have social events through the year encompassing varying degrees of pandemonium, including our annual Summer Camp and winter Yule Ball, and local one-off events such as the Derby ‘Walk of Faith‘. In 2009, we enjoyed the first Hasfest – which included stalls, drumming, a green labyrinth and a Burning Man (made of wood, we hasten to add). This became an annual event until the land we were using was sold for development; sadly Hasfest is in abeyance at the moment (but if anyone has a spare patch of land they could chuck at a good cause, we promise to be ever so good). There are piccies available from the Hasfest pages.
If it’s your first time at any pagan meeting (and don’t worry, we’ve all been there), you might like to drop us an email with any questions you have, or maybe tell us a little about yourself, and we’ll try and ease you in gently!
Please feel free to explore our site to find out a little more about us as individuals; to find out about some of our favourite places; and to see some poetry by some of our members.