NeedFire Grove Coven
...a member of the New England Covens of Traditionalist Witches

Needfire Grove is a Celtic Traditionalist Coven located in the Annapolis, Maryland area. We are members of the N.E.C.T.W. (The New England Coven of Traditionalist Witches). N.E.C.T.W. is a center for Covens of Traditionalist origin. It is a place for men and women to be trained as priests and priestesses of the Craft.

We are a TEACHING and a HEALING Coven.

Our TEACHINGS are focused on the growth and enrichment of our Craft family, through the traditional material handed down from our Elders.

Our intent is to HEAL wherever HEALING is needed - be it through magical means, community service, the offering of a helping hand, a smile or simply through the unselfish application of LOVE and LIGHT.

Our Mother Coven - Ivy Oak Grove is located near Baltimore, Maryland. We maintain a very close relationship with Ivy Oak Grove and are eternally Grateful to Lady Aradia and Lord Roland for their friendship, love and teachings.

Our Wiccan values are derived from the Wiccan Rede first published in "Green Egg" #69 by Lady Gwen (aka Lady Gwynne) Thompson (1928 - 1986), a hereditary witch from New Haven, Ct.. She attributed our Tradition’s version of the Rede to Adriana Porter, her paternal grandmother, "who was well into her 90’s when she crossed over into the Summerlands in 1946." N.E.C.T.W. was founded in 1972 by Lady Gwynne Thompson.

We observe eight Sabbats and thirteen full moons as well as special circles for healings, blessings, dedications, passings and other purposes.

More information about our classes can be found on our Wicca 101 Info Page. Please visit this page for the latest information on our classes.

Welcome to NeedFire Grove

Our Founder...

Lady Gwen Thompson