About the Pagan Federation

What we do

– Publish Pagan Dawn four times a year

– Maintain local representatives in eleven Districts covering England and Wales

– Are actively involved in Prison chaplaincy

– Provide Advocacy support in discrimination cases

– Are involved in Interfaith and Education

– Talk to official bodies when we have or can make the opportunity

We have a Facebook Group for the Pagan Federation overall, and several of our support teams and Districts have their own Facebook presence, which can be found from their pages on this website.

Our Community Support Team is a recent development, providing community and support to individual Pagans, through Facebook and other social media, Online Festivals, and other activities and initiatives.

Within our Community Support Team we have groups of active and engaged volunteers supporting:

Disabled Pagans

LGBTQIA+ Pagans

Hospitals

Children and Families

How to support us

You can support us by becoming a member or an active volunteer.

Aims and objectives

Our aims and objectives are set out in in Section 2 of our constitution:

– To seek to support all Pagans in their personal and public life, to help ensure that they have the same rights as the followers of other beliefs and members of other religions.

– To promote a positive profile for Pagans and Paganism and to provide information on Pagan paths and beliefs to the media, official bodies and to benefit the greater community in improving their understanding of Paganism and Pagans as a growing spiritual community.

– To facilitate effective communication, education and dialogue within and between Pagan communities and with non-Pagans, through publications and events.

Where we come from

The Pagan Federation was founded in 1971 to provide information on traditions falling under the general heading of Paganism, and to counter misconceptions about them. We continue to work for the rights of Pagans to worship and practice their religion freely.

Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, to which the United Kingdom is a signatory, states:

“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.”

At the inaugural meeting of the Pagan Front, which later became the Pagan Federation, Doreen Valiente, one of our founders, stated

“Unity is strength; and I welcome the fraternity and unity of all sincere people of good will who follow a Pagan path. We may not always agree with each other, but we must support each other, in our struggle for our right to follow the religion and lifestyle of our choice in the modern world.”

The Pagan Federation continues to operate in that spirit of unity and mutual support between all sincere people of good will who follow a Pagan path

Trading activities of the Pagan Federation are carried out by Pagan Federation, a not for profit company limited by guarantee and registered in England number 04056879.
Registered address: c/o Ozkan Accountants Ltd 2nd Floor, Suite 12, Vantage Point New England Road Brighton BN1 4GW