Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

IMG 20180708 165956Founded in 1974 by Selena Fox, Circle Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Nature Spirituality church and 200-acre nature preserve dedicated to networking, community celebrations, spiritual healing and education. Circle Sanctuary sponsors gatherings and workshops at the Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve in the forested hills of southwestern Wisconsin, USA.

Our vibrant community converges in person at classesFull Moon circles, seasonal sabbats, volunteer days, Sacred Fire Circles and at our annual week-long Pagan Spirit Gathering. Circle Sanctuary also keeps in touch with national and international Pagan communities through our email announcement lists, our social media presence, and our membership newsletter.  We provide information and aids to spiritual practice through our weekly podcasts, publications, and online shop.

We also advocate religious freedom and civil rights through the Lady Liberty League and participation in interfaith dialogues. We serve active and retired troops and their families through our military ministries, and we also operate a 20-acre green cemetery.

Upcoming Events


Welcome Spring Festival 3/21

  • Ostara-Altar-2016Welcome Spring Equinox Festival

    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, Wisconsin

    coordinated by Rev. Shel

    Awakening - Here comes the sun (do to dodo do) Here comes the sun, and we say Let's Celebrate! 

    After a long winter hibernation, we start to revel in the physical signs of thawing and new growth that the Earth is offering up. Let’s crack open the windows and air out, not just our homes but also our souls. Join us at Circle Sanctuary for a celebration in the ever-changing seasons and embrace that Spring is once again here. In this second of the fertility holidays we will search for that we thought was lost, lean into the awaking of Spring, the Earth, and our spirit, learn about old and new traditions, and worship in community. A fun event for all ages. 

    No matter what the weather is, come and join your tribe in leaning into spring and warming our faces in the sun of a new season. 



Sanctuary Days

  • 9:30 am - 4 pmvolunteer days

    Learning * Land * Community

    Sanctuary Days are full-day volunteer and fellowship opportunities held monthly on Circle land. We offer a wide variety of projects on the land and in the office, and will occasionally have other programming as well.  In April and October, these are full-weekend events where you can camp on the land as well.  Some of the strongest community-building we do at Circle Sanctuary happens at Sanctuary Days, with their low-pressure emphasis on service and fellowship.

    Participation is free to all.  Lunch is brown-bag (please bring your own), and on the full-weekend events all meals are provided.


Full Moon Circles

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    Celebrate the Full Moon each month with the Full Moon Circle at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve near Barneveld, Wisconsin.

    The Full Moon Circle is part of the Circle Sanctuary Community.

    Full Moon Circle evenings are held on or near the evening of the Full Moon, and typically are held 7-9 PM. Each evening includes ritual, meditation, discussion, and socializing. Depending on focus and weather, some or all of the evening may be held outdoors. Full Moon Circle evenings are facilitated by Selena Fox and/or other members of the Full Moon Circle.


Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

Become a Circle Member!

  • DSC 1407Circle Sanctuary has a Membership Program to create stronger connections and better serve the Pagan/Nature Spirituality community.  By creating a more formal membership program, we open stronger channels of communication; learn from our members about how we can support their spiritual and personal development; and focus on members' needs now and in the times to come.


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