Crossbones Vigil for the Outcast / Portal to Imbolc

Tuesday 23rd January gather 6.45 for 7pm by the shrine at the red gates in Redcross Way, London SE1

The 164th consecutive vigil held at this place and time on the 23rd of every single month since June 2004! Why do we do it? To remember the outcast, dead and alive. To renew the shrine at the red gates, and to reclaim the Secret His(&Her)story as revealed by The Goose to John Crow on 23rd November 1996. To remember ourselves. To share our simple rituals, open to all faiths and none. To stand together, in shining emptiness. To light the open pathways and let the magic happen. And to celebrate Life Itself.

Photo (c) Katy Nicholls

Out of all this, there once came a secret, Invisible Garden – now the Crossbones Garden of Remembrance. This month we also welcome the Return of the Light at the portal to Imbolc, Brigid’s Day or Candlemas. Bring a totem or token to tie to the gates and be prepared to be part of it all. Free! Donations welcome.