PF-London Winter Solstice Open Ritual

Date: Thursday, December 21st
Time: Arrive at 7.30pm for an 8pm start
Venue:  Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn
Nearest Tube: Holborn (Central Line, Piccadilly Line)
Entry fee: £5 (for PF members & concessions), £6 for all others.

Facilitated by The Temple of Dionysus

Join us in our Yule festivities, as the Temple of Dionysus leads us in our mirth and merriment.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Ritual starts at 8 pm and usually concludes by 9 pm. Feasting and socialising follow the ritual until 10 pm.

HOUSEKEEPING
Please do not arrive before 7:30 PM. If you are early, please utilise one of the nearby pubs, cafes or gardens to sit and socialise in.
Please switch off mobile phones before going into the ritual.
No photographs or video are allowed during the ritual.
Please bring a little food & drink to share during the feast after the ritual.

Parental Guidance
Young people and children are welcome, at parent’s discretion.
Pagan rituals can sometimes deal with adult themes, such as love and death. We therefor leave it to each parent to determine for themselves, what they consider to be suitable for their child.
There is no foul language or nudity.
Alcohol is present, at the feast after the ritual, as are non-alcoholic drinks.

Accessibility
The venue is fully accessible and we ensure that those who need seats or space for wheelchairs, scooters, etc. gain access to the ritual room first.

Photography
We do not allow photography of our open rituals, as we wish to ensure the privacy of all those who attend.

Food
All food is brought by those who attend, as part of a communal feast, for after the ritual. This food is seperated into vegetarian and non-vegetarian. All food labels are kept with the food, so that people can review the ingredients, if they wish.

Dress
Feel free to wear whatever you want. If you wish to wear robes to the ritual, you are welcome to do so. If you want to wear regular street clothes, that is just fine and most people do this.

 

Children’s Toy Appeal!

This Yule Open Ritual, PF-London will be doing a special collection for St George’s Hospital Charity!
St. George’s Hospital Charity funds extra medical equipment and facilities for St George’s Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital to make a difference to the lives of patients under their care.
We are holding a Children’s Toy Appeal, which aims to provide each baby, child and teenager staying at St George’s Hospital with a gift – whether it is for a religious or spiritual occasion, a birthday, or any other celebration to make their stay away from home a little easier.
To help us with this, we’ll be accepting toy donations at our Yule Open Ritual. So please, if you can spare it, please bring along a toy to add to the Children’s Toy Appeal and help make this time of year a little better for all the children who are ill in hospital and unable to celebrate Christmas and the Yuletide season at home.
New, packaged toys are best and will be used for presents, for the children.
Secondhand toys will either be added to the hospital waiting rooms or sold on the St George’s Hospital Charity stall, to raise money.
If you can’t bring a toy, then you can still donate with money, if you wish to. All toys and donations will be taken to St. George’s Hospital Charity, the day after the open ritual.
If you can’t make it to the open ritual, but still want to help, you can make a monetary donation by texting GEOR35 £5 to 70070
You can also drop gifts off your self, to the charity Fundraising Office in Grosvenor Wing, St George’s Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT.
You can out more about St George’s Hospital Charity and their Toy Appeal, here.
We really hope that lots of you will join us at our Yule Open Ritual and help us to make it not just a brilliant evening for everyone there, but also a happier Yuletide for London’s sick children.

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