Three Rivers Festival 2020

Save the date!

This year, the Thornhaven Sacred Centre will be hosting the Three Rivers Festival on June 4th to 7th, 2020.

This year’s theme, of renewal, has many layers. It holds the concept of the cycle, of moving back to the same place, but in a new form. It is about shedding the old, and moving toward the place of beginnings. It’s about tapping into the lessons and energies accumulated in the past to reshape in a new form. And it’s about embracing the end of something, to start fresh.

With the completion last year of the nemeton oaths, it is the end of one cycle, and the start of a new one. With it being the first year at Thornhaven, and with the ordination of a new priest, we will be witness to the beginning of something new, but which draws from the past all the strength, magic, and memory of the last 10 years of Three Rivers Festival.

Bookmark this site for more news and updates about this festival.

Statement From The Mother Grove regarding founder Isaac Bonewits

In 2018, the late founder of ADF, Isaac Bonewits, was accused of sexually molesting a child. Just recently, allegations have been raised from among our membership that are similar in nature.

The Mother Grove publicly denounces Bonewits’ alleged actions toward children. We cannot and will not abide such actions. Children are our most precious asset, as they represent our future, and we have a sacred duty to protect them from harm, including teaching them about their own sovereignty.

For that reason, we also reaffirm our commitment to creating a culture of consent within ADF. The Mother Grove will work with our Human Services Specialist to create a consistent consent training program.

ADF may have begun as a single tree planted by Isaac, but in the years since, each new member has planted and tended their own tree. Some have chosen to plant a single tree, while others have together planted entire groves. Together, these trees make up the forest of Our Druidry. We stand now together, a forest of trees struggling in the darkness and shadow cast by that first tree.

There comes a time in the life of a grove where such trees must be felled, to allow for the growth and health of those which remain. This is such a time.

To preserve the health of our organization, we must cut out the blight that is Isaac Bonewits’ legacy. We sever the ties both historical and spiritual that bind us to him. For his actions against children, Isaac Bonewits will no longer be named as a beloved ancestor of ADF, nor is he welcome at our sacred fire.

May his memory and his dark actions fade with the rising of the sun.

We pray that those in need of support and healing find that swiftly, members and non-members alike, and remind members that they may reach out to the Members’ Advocate (adf-members-advocate@adf.org) or Human Services Specialist (humanservicespecialist.adf@gmail.com) for support.

Blessings,

The Mother Grove

New dates for 2019 season

Last weekend, we held our Annual General Meeting and worked out our plans for the 2019 season at Thornhaven. Here are our new event dates:

  • Imbolic: Febrary 2nd, 2019
  • Spring Equinox: March 23, 2019
  • Beltane: May 4, 2019
  • Solstice: June 22, 2019
  • Lughnasad: July 26-29, 2019 (HOOF Lugh Retreat)
  • Harvestide: Sept 21, 2019
  • Samhain: Nov 2, 2019
  • Yule: Dec 14, 2019
  • Imbolic: Feb 1 2020

Special Events

  • Ogham Weekend: May 24-26, 2019
  • HOOF Lugh Retreat: Lughnasad: July 26-29, 2019

2018 Seasonal events

Highday Schedule for 2018

Highday events take place at Thornhaven.

  • Yule 2017: December 26th
  • Imbolc: February 3rd
  • Chaos/Spring Equinox: March 24th
  • Beltaine: May 5th
  • Midsummer: June 23rd
  • Lughnasad: August 4th (Note: Lugh Fest will be from August 3rd-6th)
  • Harvestide: September 22nd
  • Samhain: November 3rd
  • Yule 2018: December 15th

Social Gatherings

Location of gatherings will be confirmed. Visit our Facebook page or contact us to confirm the location.

 

  • January 5th
  • February 16th
  • March 30th
  • April 20th
  • June 1st
  • July 13th
  • August 24th
  • October 5th
  • November 16th

 

Welcome to Thorhnhaven’s new home!

Welcome to Thornhaven’s new home on the Web! Please update your bookmarks!

We’ve got big plans for the 2014-2015 season. Big Plans! We have plans for all the High Day (Sabbat) celebrations, upgrades to the land, and more community outreach. We hope you can make these events even more meaningful by sharing your good company with us!