Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

DSC 4904Founded 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 3/24

  • Welcome-Spring-EggsEggs In Balance: Exploring the Ecological and Symbolic World of Eggs and Egg Layers

    "Hope" is the thing with feathers, That perches in the soul” - Emily Dickinson

    Saturday, March 24, 2018
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Florence Edwards-Miller



Earth Day Celebration 4/22

  • earthSaturday, April 22, 2018
    9 AM - 4 PM
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve 

    near Barneveld, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Grace

    Learn, share, discover and connect with the spirit of the Earth at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve's 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.



Beltane Festival 5/4 - 6

  • DSC 2641May 4 - 6, 2018
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, Wisconsin

    Frolicking with Spirits of Spring

    Coordinated by Sharon, Judith, and Jake

    Welcome in the May with lots of fun frolicking with the faeries, elves, mermaids, trolls, gnomes, pixies, nymphs, brownies, and other spring spirits, and bring your finest festival frocks and gnomealicious garb for this magickal spring weekend celebration.



    * Kids' Programming * Maypole * Morris Dancing * Music * Magical Merchants Faire * Bonfires * Feasting * Workshops * Drumming Circles * May Court * and MORE!


Circle nationally recognized for Chaplaincy

  • News release: January 26, 2018

    COMISS-Trio-Cern-Selena-TiffanyCircle Sanctuary, serving Pagans worldwide since its founding in 1974, has been accepted as a religious endorsing organization member of two important national chaplaincy groups: APC and COMISS Network. With Circle Sanctuary now being part of these groups, its advocacy and support work for Pagan/Nature Spirituality people in hospitals, prisons and in the military has expanded.


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.


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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