Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

DSC 1394Founded 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


Welcome Fall Festival

  • DSC 6580September 19-20, 2015

    Old Tyme Community Harvest Faire: a Celebration of Hearth and Harvest

    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Bo & Jenn Nelson

    * Tastes of Fall Contest * Adult and Youth Workshops * Community Crafting * Cider Pressing * Nature Walks * Fall Equinox Ritual and more!


Circle at Parliament

  • pwr2015October 15-19
    Salt Palace Convention Center
    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


    Circle Sanctuary is among the religious organizations and communities from around the world taking part in the Parliament of World’s Religions.

    DELEGATES: Circle Sanctuary has more than forty in its delegation, including Circle Sanctuary ministers, ministers in training, other community members, and Circle Network associates.  

    EXHIBIT BOOTH: In addition, Circle Sanctuary will have a booth in the exhibit area (Booth #459) with literature about our work, and Paganism, Ecopsychology, and Nature religion.

    PRESENTATIONS:  Some of Circle Sanctuary’s delegates will be speaking and presenting rituals.


Samhain Festival

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    October 30 - November 1, 2015
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, Wisconsin
    Coordinator TBA

    The year draws to a close and the time of renewal is upon us. Come linger with loved ones and friends in A Place Between Worlds, as we bid farewell to that which has passed and open ourselves to the possibilities of the future. Samhain reminds us that all endings are beginnings; as we descend into the dark time of the year and prepare to say goodbye to 2015, we celebrate the promise of rebirth.


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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