The Kent Gorsedd is an open ritual gathering held at
the Coldrum Stones on the Equinoxes and Solstices; to honour the
changing tide of the seasons, to weave a connection to sacred landscape
and indeed the Coldrum Stones.
Avebury Gorsedd in 1993 seeded other Gorseddau around the country
and indeed the world; the rite was crafted by Philip Shallcrass and Emma
Restall-Orr and the rite was also used in the closing ceremony of the
Paralympics. The Kent Gorsedd use this original rite as a foundation
from which their rites are crafted.
Spring Equinox - Saturday
Mid Summer - Saturday 23 June
Autumn Equinox - Saturday
Winter solstice - Saturday 22 December
12 noon, meet in the car park
Coldrum Stones, Neolithic Long Barrow
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Please note there is limited parking at the site; we
suggest car sharing or parking at the nearby village hall, as an
alternative and walk to the site.
Please do not park in the lane, block gates or peoples
access to their properties.
This is a National Trust property and a scheduled
ancient monument, therefore we must ensure that those who attend the
gatherings will be respectful of the site at all times.
What to Bring
Biodegradable offerings for the Guardian Spirit of the Coldrum
Poetry, songs, stories relating to the season to share during the
Suitable footwear, the paths can be muddy in winter
Each Gorsedd we will ask for volunteers to call the
You can ask for a simple Handfasting blessing, Child
The initiation into the Gorsedd of the Bards of the
Coldrum Stones is open and offered to everyone. This is for those who
wish to develop a deep connection to the site and to express the
inspiration they receive from the site, in a creative way.
For further information please contact
Rob the lead Priest of the Gorsedd Team