We are dedicated to advocating for and practicing Inclusive Heathenry, also known as Asatru, Forn Sed, Fyrnsidu, or Germanic Neo-paganism. We believe that all who hear the call of the gods, goddesses, elves, and wights are welcome to join us regardless of ethnicity, affectional preferences, gender identity, disabilities, or any other trait.
We are building our community across the Province of British Columbia. We welcome you to join us at our next public ritual near you.
We are not an Orthodoxic religion, we don’t care what you believe. We are an Orthopraxic religion, we care how you act. We hold public rituals on a regular basis in several areas of B.C. contact us to find the closest Kindred to you.
The BCHF has developed a ritual calendar which can serve as a baseline for our Kindreds and members to determine when they would like to honour the gods, goddesses, wights, and ancestors.
Our community’s pantheon consists of 13 deities. This is not a comprehensive list of deities worshiped by our membership, but rather a list of those deities that have most influenced our shared practice and experiences.
Kindreds are local congregations of our religion. They serve to provide fellowship, education, and community for local Heathens and those interested in Heathenry.
Today the Freehold will be hosting our Lammas faining online through Facebook.We hope that you will all be able to join us as we celebrate Thor, and honour the gods, goddesses, elves, dwarves, and ancestors on this bright sunny day. The term Lammas is Old English for “loaf mass” where the first loaves of bread […]
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I have been listening to a whole lot a people who are suffering right now because of a gift that they have, empathy. The gift of empathy is nominally a very important one for those who serve their community, but right at the moment, it comes with a huge drawback. We…
Hail Members of the Freehold! The Witangemot is proud to announce the dates and format for our 2020 Althing. We will be using a private Facebook group that is invitation only to ensure that all members have the opportunity to voice their opinions and cast their votes on the important items on our agenda. Members […]
Midsummer is a common folk celebration throughout Germanic countries to this day. It is a time to mark the pleasantries of summer and the recreational activities it affords us. While there are no surviving attestations of the ancient Germanic peoples celebrating Midsummer, the Freehold has chosen to include it as a modern celebration, due to […]
Hail! Friends and Members of the Freehold it is my great pleasure to announce that our Editor Kristy Williams has released the newest edition of the Freeholder (a few weeks ago, it’s my fault for the delay). It covers a wide variety of Heathen topics. I hope you enjoy reading the articles and art submitted […]
Eastertide is a celebration of the goddess Easter, and the spring and new life she heralds into the world. This year this may be harder for us to get excited about, as we face a pandemic that may not run its course for a long time. I am here to try and remind you that […]
Hail members and friends of the Freehold! As many of you are no doubt aware Novel Coronavirus is currently spreading among the population, and everyone is now being required to take every possible step to limit infection vectors. It is for this reason that we will not be hosting a physical Althing this year. We […]
As a fairly young religious body, the Freehold is nearing 18 years since our founding, it is understandable that we need to review our governing documentation as our definitions of terms and concepts is refined. Such it has come to pass that after twelve years with our current constitution needs review. There are many passages […]
Dísablót originates as a Scandinavian festival honouring the Dísir. Depending on where you were within the Norse world the timing of the Dísablót varied, either at the beginning or towards the end of Winter. The Freehold has opted to place our Dísablót on the Family Day weekend. The comparable festival amongst the Anglo-Saxons was a […]
Reeling from the iceSnarling from the blowsGrinning through the coldTired from the workTo hearth and home I faredThe ice and the nightThe cold and the stormI slammed behind stout doorsFor fire and warmth Yet my way I lostIn dreamsInto the sea I fellFrom wind whipped rock Spear straight I knifedThrough black wavesCold that bit the […]
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