Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

DSC 2271Founded in 1974 by Selena Fox, Circle Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Wiccan 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




Sanctuary Day
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Full Moon Circle
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Welcome Summer
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Full Moon Circle
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Earth Day Celebration 2014

  • earthSaturday April 19th, 2014
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve 

    near Barneveld, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Cheri

    It’s our 30th year on the land!

    Learn, share, discover and connect with the spirit of the Earth at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve's 2014 Earth Day Festival! It's a day of learning, celebration and hands-on fun as we celebrate the planet we live on. Come and play with us at the preserve as we learn about the water that runs through it, the birds that fly above it, and other things the land has to teach us.  Best of all, it's FREE! 



Beltane 2014

  • DSC 2641May 2nd - May 4th, 2014
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Bo & Jenn Nelson

    The Earth breathes forth life from every bud and leaf, and we come alive with Her! We call out to Tribe now, to join hands in Sacred Community to dance, sing, feast, make music and love, all in Her praise. 


CIRCLE Magazine

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


    Issue #116
    Our Sacred Environment

    Now shipping!

Land Stewardship Nights

  • DSC 2804Come and join us on Tuesday nights (weather permitting) from April through October, as we work to improve Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve's land!  We meet around 5PM and work until dusk, doing a range of land improvement projects including:

    • Brush clearing
    • Tree removal & firewood gathering
    • Prescribed burns
    • Planting prairie seeds
    • Trail & shrine maintenance

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