SUPPORT THE GODDESS TEMPLE PROJECT IN STROUD
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OH MY GODDESS!
After 3 years of planning and dreaming we are super excited to announce that the Stroud Goddess Temple has a home!
Thanks to everyone who has supported this journey, we are now in a position to take on a space for the Temple. We have acquired a space close to the Farmer’s Market in the centre of Stroud, a lovely quiet sanctuary.
We are inviting you to get involved as a Temple volunteer, holding the space open to the public so that we can offer regular times for visitors.
The Temple will be a place for connection and contemplation, with a sacred Altar.
There is also a library of Goddess and Pagan resources. There will also be a Goddess outlet for local makers to market their creations and offerings, and the space will be available to hire for practitioners to offer one to one and group sessions.
Our next goal is to raise £300 in our fundraiser, so we can refurbish the space and make it beautiful, ready to open with a public celebration by 30th October (just in time for Samhain). Donate to:
If you are interested in joining us as a Temple-holding volunteer please DM, or email email@example.com
STROUD GODDESS TEMPLE
SHE is Returning to Stroud!!
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A New Goddess Temple for Stroud,
and Goddess Wheel of Cuda for the Cotswolds
The Stroud Goddess Temple Weavers committee, Temple Guardians and Melissae are happy to announce the upcoming opening of our local Goddess Temple for the people of Stroud and Gloucestershire Goddess Community! The space is currently being transformed and filled with the beautiful donations of art, furniture, cushions and fabric from local healers, teachers and wise women. The goddess loving men of Stroud are also stepping up to serve as guardians and co-creators of this space, welcome to all beings.
The project has been 3 years in the planning and dreaming, with Temple Weavers meetings taking place regularly from Summer Solstice 2019, and the first public Temple Visioning event at Imbolc 2019. In person Ceremonies for Summer Solstice have taken place in 2019 and 2021, in Stroud and at the Pop-up Temple, as well as Lammas this year with an Earth Mandala for Sabrina at Coaley Peak Viewpoint. We celebrated Imbolc and Autumn Equinox 2020 ceremonies online, and the magical experience of creating the Pop-up Temple and Healing Area at Fantasy Forest Festival this may in Winchcombe.
Stroud Goddess Temple is planning a Priestess of Stone Stream and Sky course, beginning from Spring Equinox 2022 - to become a Priest/X of the Cotswolds, open to participants from all backgrounds or beliefs. The course is focused on the principle of radical collaboration, deep ecology, community and social permaculture, and includes academics, artists, shamanic teachers, witches and priestesses in a group teaching faculty. We will be out on the land and sharing together in circle, connecting to the historically evidenced Goddesses worshipped within the the Cotswolds, and the tribes and folklore which shaped the culture, stories and traditions of this place.
We will work with the newly imagined Wheel of Cuda, which is pictured alongside this article, and places Cuda at the centre representing Great Goddess – her name is thought the origin of the name of this region as Cuda’s Wold. Cuda is an earth and harvest goddess often pictured with apples and wheat, so appropriate for this agricultural centre, on the chalky honey coloured stones which make up the bones of the Cotswold Escarpment. The three Cuculatti accompany Cuda in the centre, hooded mysterious figures which may encompass the invisible spirits of place, or represent ancestral Matres Sulivae, the mothers of the mothers worshipped here and so many areas of Europe since time immemorial. Thanks and credit for influence to Kathy Jones for the directions of the original Wheel of Bridannia, and Yuri Leitch for historical research on local goddesses.
Stroud Goddess Temple is having an Open Day on Saturday 30th October, where the space will be open to drop-in visitors from 10am, and we will be having a mini-workshop introducing more about the Wheel of Cuda from 2pm, and a Samhain Ceremony from 4pm. On 31st October from 7pm, we will be having an informal Halloween Movie night with popcorn!
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We had over 70 people attend the visioning for Stroud Goddess Temple Project at Imbolc 2019, where we held an invocation, harvested ideas in a world cafe and offered a healing meditation to dream in the future of our temple.
CLASSES & SERVICES
At Stroud Goddess Temple, there truly is something for everyone. Whatever your interests are, we cater to all ages in order to promote an educated, cultured and enriching Goddess loving community in Stroud. Whether you are looking for enriching activities or want to take part in any of our social events — we provide an array of ceremonies that are sure to keep you connected to the Divine and held in sacred space all year long.
See the Calendar at the Bottom of this Page for details of Events and Opening Times at the Temple.
ARTS & CRAFTS
You’re never too old or too young for Arts & Crafts. Our vetted instructors have years of experience and are eager to share their knowledge with you in private or group lessons. For more information regarding our intensive programs or anything related to Arts & Crafts, please get in touch today.
WORKSHOPS AND CEREMONIES
Our classes are specially designed to complement the day to day activities of our community — providing an opportunity for them to learn a new skill or change their daily routine. All of our programs and activities are designed to provide entertainment, education and fun in a warm and inviting environment.
TEMPLE SANCTUARY DROP INS
Quality time for prayer and contemplation in the temple sanctuary consists of friendly faces, peace and beauty in the lap of the lady! You will love our Sacred Temple space.
OPENING HOURS COMING SOON
STROUD GODDESS TEMPLE CALENDAR
Find our Drop-In Opening Times here as well as other events and private hire availability.
In order to Hire the whole Temple or Quiet Room, please apply via email to Stroud.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hire rates are £10 per hour or £50 full day. For therapists using the Quiet Room we ask for 20% of takings.
We welcome ideas for fundraising events which will need a suggested donation amount for participants, there is no room hire fee for these type of events where all takings beyond cost of materials will go to support the Stroud Temple Project.
It's easiest to see this embedded calendar on a laptop, but you can also copy the link below into your browser: