About

Thank you for visiting! I’m Cat Treadwell, a Druid Priest living in Derbyshire, England with my partner and animal family. I’m a professional ritual celebrant and multifaith worker, travelling throughout the East Midlands and beyond. My first book, ‘A Druid’s Tale’ was published in 2012, with the second, ‘Facing the Darkness‘, in October 2013.

I’m a Trustee of The Druid Network and ordained Awenydd (Priest) of The Anglesey Druid Order; also Deputy District Coordinator for the East Midlands Pagan Federation and Honorary Member of The Centre for Pagan Studies. I’m a registered Pagan Chaplain, volunteering for Derbyshire Hospitals and the Prison Service.

I’m a regular speaker on BBC Radio Derby and Nottingham, and have appeared on BBC News on behalf of The Druid Network and East Midlands Ambulance Service. I’m a contributor to the international ‘Witches & Pagans‘ site, columnist for ‘Pagan Dawn’ magazine, and I’ve also survived multifaith days at schools in full Druid regalia, as well as various encounters with national journalists (notably here and here).

My partner and I regularly perform handfasting rites around the UK, as well as funeral ceremonies and rites of passage as required. As part of our work, promises were made to stand up publicly for our faith when called upon to do so – and thus, here I am.

It takes a fair bit to offend me, so please feel free to ask questions, leave comments or just chat – I’m happy to hear from you if you’ve found my writings. I am also on Facebook if you’d like to see more regular updates on what I’m doing, as well as more lovely photos of us in action.

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Please feel free to contact me if you would like further information. I am also greatly appreciative of comments on my work – always good to know how I’m doing! – cat@druidnetwork.org

Thanks for visiting.

21 Comments »

  1. Hi, nice to meet you !

  2. Marly said

    Cat: Hi there! My name is Marly and I blog at http://www.makingmyownwork.blogspot.com. I followed your link from Sylvan Spirit and thought I’d introduce myself because you and I seem to blog in the same spirit. I’m not a Druid, I’m a Christian, a recovering Baptist, you might say, but you and I seem to be traveling the same road spiritually in many ways. I too am looking for the best ways to live out my life and leave a wonderful legacy for those who come after me.

    By the way, I would dearly love to dance naked in the firelight, especially if I got to go to England to do it! I have a friend who is more New Agey than she is Druid; but wonder if I could talk her into staging something like that.

    • druidcat said

      Hi Marly – glad my writing is striking a chord! :) Lovely to hear from you, I’ll be checking your blog out too. Thanks for the kind words :)

      Incidentally, I would recommend any naked dancing in England done in summer. And even then, have something warm nearby to slip into, we’re not known for the heat over here!! :)

  3. Spider said

    Nice to meet you :0)

    Spider…

  4. It was lovely seeing you at work for Andy and Sally’s celebration in Nottingham last year :)

  5. Tony Furminger said

    That’s a damn fine picture of you. Is that the heel stone to your left?

  6. Greetings Cat, I thought that you might like my machinima film of
    The Song Of Amergin, A Samhain Story,

    Blessed Be By Stone and Star,
    Celestial Elf ~

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  9. [...] on Damh’s podcast (lots of synchronicity in all of this, eh?), I came across her blog “The Catbox“.  Her posts have been quite inspiring, particularly in getting me back outdoors. [...]

  10. Autumn Hazelhewn said

    I just finished reading “A Druid’s Tale”. I just wanted to let you know how much it spoke to me. It was wonderful and refreshing. Thank you for enriching my life and helping me along my path.

  11. [...] out there who have done a far better job at explaining things than I have. I can point folks to Cat Treadwell, Philip Carr-Gomm, and Margot Adler (among others) for a far better explanation than I could dare [...]

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  15. […] by Cat Treadwell: We all face times of crisis and depression in our lives, and Druid Priest Cat Treadwell shares her strategies for supporting Pagans (and others) on their healing path(s). Quote: […]

  16. […] talking about their mental health problems, rather than hiding them for reasons of shame or fear. Cat Treadwell‘s new book Facing the Darkness is about depression from a Pagan […]

  17. Hi there Cat – Found your Blog (and Book) via a friend and though we are from vastly different traditions, I feel there are important things in what you have to say and share and I really appreciate your wisdom. I’ve nominated you for a Liebster award – you can read the post here – http://thatstorygirl.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/that-liebster-award-post/ thanks for sharing.

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  19. […] the lovely and iconic image below, courtesy of Cat Treadwell, Druids climb Glastonbury Tor earlier this month as part of OBOD’s Golden Anniversary. Fifty […]

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