Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

DSC 3219Founded 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 and through our quarterly CIRCLE Magazine.

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

Upcoming Events


12/18 Winter Solstice Pageant

  • 12271555 10100132796731124 1336753781 oJoin the Circle Sanctuary Community for an evening of ritual and revelry. Through song, dance, story, and more, the spirit of the season will manifest. Enjoy performances and participate in making magic of the Winter Solstice!

    Friday night, December 18th, 2015, 7 - 9 pm
    New Auditorium at the First Unitarian Society
    900 University Bay Drive
    Madison, Wisconsin

    Come celebrate the season in a multicultural celebration of the Winter Solstice Holidays! 


12/19 Community Yule

  • Yule-Tree-2014Saturday December 19, 2015

    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    Near Barneveld, Wisconsin
    9 am - 7 pm

    Coordinated by Bo

    Theme: Celebrating Traditions, Family & Tribe

    Bring your family and friends and join Circle Sanctuary as we make merry and kindle warmth ahead of the longest night of the year!  Featuring all-ages activities including storytelling, crafting Japanese holiday cakes, ritual magic, our annual gift exchange and more! 


2015 Annual Report available!

  • Circle Sanctuary 2015 Annual Report Page 1Circle Sanctuary is pleased to provide our 2015 Annual Report summarizing what we've accomplished, including a financial summary for the previous fiscal year.

    These reports are presented to the community at Samhain in our Annual Meeting, as well as online to the wider Circle community.

    Please feel free to contact the Circle office with any questions or for more details!


CIRCLE Magazine

  • A quarterly journal of articles, rituals, news, & more of interest to Wiccans, Pagans and other followers of Nature-based spirituality.


    Issue #121
    Bardic Pathways

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