December 14, 2004, a new tradition was born in Western New York. After many years in another tradition, Lady Ivy and Lord Eldraun, like the phoenix, rose from the flames and formed the Coven of the Albino Bat. After a major growth period and with the addition of solitary members, the coven became the Clan of the Knotted Ash. Then on June 1, 2009, the Clan became a legal church in New York State and the Church of the Knotted Ash was born. Dedicated to intense study and high standards, the Church of the Knotted Ash strives to help educate the next generation of Wiccans and Witches in the Buffalo Pagan community and beyond.
The purpose of the Church of the Knotted Ash shall be to assist fellow Pagans in their communion with the gods through various levels of instruction ranging from general reverence of divinity to serious clergy training. As a Clan, we honor the Celtic and Norse gods and goddesses through ritual, meditation and study. We dedicate our work to the community, the Lord and Lady, and the Greater Good.
10/6/2017: We have recently lost our home at the SAGE Center due to its closing of the physical location. We enjoyed our time bringing sabbat and esbat events to the community, and we would like to continue to do that. We are searching for another place to hold these events. Please keep checking back for updates. Thank you!
6/30/2017: Our Spring/Summer Wicca 101 session is winding down, but don't fret-- we have another session beginning September 8, 2017! Please visit our Wicca 101 page for further details and to register.
4/16/2017: We are pleased to expand our community involvement in the Western New York area and beyond. Check out our Events page for upcoming events and classes being held by members of the Knotted Ash.
2/6/2017: Our next open sabbat will be held on March 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Come and celebrate Ostara with the Church of the Knotted Ash! We will be meeting at the S.A.G.E. Center, 1567 Military Road, Suite #3, Kenmore, NY 14120. Please bring a dish to pass for the potluck after the ritual and a small donation to cover the room rental. Thank you and Goddess bless!
1/8/2017: Come and celebrate Imbolgc with us! Lady Ivy will be leading our open Imbolgc on Saturday, February 4th from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the S.A.G.E. Center, 1567 Military Road, Suite #3, Kenmore, NY 14120. Please bring a dish to pass for a potluck after the ritual and a small donation to cover the room rental. Thank you and brightest blessings!
1/1/2017: We are pleased to announce that Lady Kaltem will be holding open esbats monthly beginning Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. Join us at The S.A.G.E. Center at 1567 Military Road, Suite #3, Kenmore, NY 14120. Love donation graciously accepted for room rental.
12/30/2016: Registration is now open for our first Wicca 101 session. This is a 10-week long course beginning February 3, 2017, and continuing each Friday. Pre-registration is recommended so we can provide enough materials for the students. For more information, please visit our Services page.
10/31/2016: What better way to start a new year than learning what Wicca is about? Our Fall 2016 session begins November 4, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Please contact us to register so we can have enough materials available for all. We look forward to starting the new year with you!
9/15/2016: We are more than halfway through our Summer 2016 Wicca 101 session, and our next session will start on November 4, 2016. Each Wicca 101 session runs 10 weeks. Since the Fall 2016 session overlaps some commonly celebrated holidays, this session is expected to end in late-January. We hope you'll join us! Please see our Services page for more details.
8/1/2016: After taking July off, we will begin our Summer 2016 Wicca 101 on Friday, August 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. The course extends approximately 10 weeks and provides a base for those new to Wicca. Seekers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Please see our Services page for more details.
6/5/2016: We are enjoying working with the S.A.G.E. Center to bring you Wicca 101 classes throughout 2016. Our Summer 2016 session begins August 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Please see our Services page for more details, and contact us for preregistration. Until then, enjoy the summer!
5/22/2016: Spring is here, and our Wicca 101 class is rolling along. Summer session will begin in July or August (TBD), so please check back for dates. We are excited to continually provide opportunities to those seeking to understand the Path of the Wise.
2/27/2016: We are pleased to add a Spring session for our Wicca 101 classes! The Spring session will begin on Friday, April 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., and will go for 10 weeks. Please see our Services page for more information.
12/29/2015: The Church of the Knotted Ash is pleased to announce our 2016 Wicca 101 Class schedule for the Western New York area. Please see our Services page for more information.