The Council of British Druid Orders®
We the undersigned Representatives of Orders and Officers of The Council of British Druid Orders, established 1989 (‘The Council’), would like it known that we do not recognise nor permit the usage of, nor representation under, the name of the Council by any other Groups or Individuals other than those undersigned Orders and Individuals.
Neither do we recognise or support the usage and representation of our name by any group claiming to be a subsidiary or regional Council of CoBDO.
Rollo Maughfling, Glastonbury Order of Druids (Founder Member 1989)
Liz Murray, Universal Druid Order (joined 1990)
Louise Turner, Druids of Albion (joined 1996)
Wayne Hughes, Phoenix Order of Druids (joined 2007)
Tony Jameson, The Dolmen Grove (joined 2007)
Paul Bills, Cumbrian Order Of Druids (joined 2007)
A full list of Member Orders is available on this site
The Council developed out of discussions between four Druid Orders, some of whose members met at the Summer Solstice of 1988, at Stonehenge. That year saw unpleasant scenes following the imposition of a four mile exclusion zone around the Henge to prevent those who had previously attended an annual free festival there from gaining access to the site. These Orders decided to meet regularly to discuss problems surrounding Stonehenge and other issues of mutual interest. Quarterly meetings began in February 1989 and over the next few years several other groups joined us.
By 1995/1996 the Heads of three Orders, in particular, had been vociferous in pursuing the issue of access to Stonehenge. Subsequently, especially due to LAW and GODS, meetings were set up with English Heritage to bring together interested parties at a 'Round Table'. These discussions resulted in free and open access to the Stones being restored for the Midsummer dawn in 2000 and yearly since then.
We currently have - conservative assessment, some being less active at present - 16 Full Member groups. In addition we have a dozen or so Associates including foreign Druid Orders and academics as well as contacts with diverse other organisations and individuals in the Druidic and Pagan world.
We function first and foremost to bring heads and representatives of Druid groups and Orders together but are always happy to answer any questions or queries about Druidry from members of the public.
Liz Murray - Liaison Officer
(amended November 2007)
For an up-to-date list of CoBDO members, please click the 'Members' button
Published in liaison with the Chair, Liaison Officer, Stonehenge Officer and several Full Member Orders