Today’s Sunday Times has a two page spread on the Anglesey Druid Order. It’s basically a photo feature, with various members arranged on Bryn Celli Ddu, holding appropriate props. There’s a little description about each person and their role in the Grove overlaid on the photo in the paper. You can see the complete article online if you’re a subscriber, otherwise you will just see three of the descriptions – see here
I’m not sure if the Grove meet at Bryn Celli Ddu for all their rituals but I know they were there for Alban Hefin, as two of our Grove members attended the ritual. Their photos were fantastic and I can’t think of a more atmospheric place to watch the midsummer sunrise.
The article is sensible and matter of fact, which is to be celebrated considering the way Druidry is often represented in the press. Unfortunately in having to whittle down what were probably longer interviews the journalist has included one or two statements which are probably a bit off kilter, implying that druidry = paganism and that Pendragon’s have wiccany athames rather than swords. Although since the ADO is not run on the same lines as OBOD, maybe that’s how they work things in their Grove!
Anyway, it’s good to see such a positive piece, so well done Kris and his Grove!
Sunday Times Photo by Muir Vidler, Article by Clio Williams