Welcome to Avalon Grove

This site’s content has been moved to our main site at AvalonGrove.com under the “Celtic Holidays” heading. For the latest information, please visit us there. Thank you.

Celtic Cross

Avalon Grove was an unconventional, progressive Celtic Christian house church located in Weaverville in the mountains of North Carolina, just a fifteen minute drive from downtown Asheville.  We met eight times a year to honor the ancient Celtic holidays, outdoors when weather permitted or indoors when it was cold or rainy.

We see God as our loving Mother and Father, and we follow Christ as our savior. We believe God’s love holds the key to living a happier life. We also love and honor Mother Earth for the gift of life she gives to us all, and we honor and respect her beloved children in all their infinite varieties.

We have had ongoing contact with Faeries since 1997, and our experiences have significantly influenced our religious beliefs.  As a result, worship services at Avalon Grove were less formal than those you might find at more traditional Celtic Christian churches.

Our goal was to offer an inclusive, open-minded, non-judgmental church, where visitors of all faiths, races, and nationalities were welcome. You can read more about us and our beliefs here or learn about Celtic holiday traditions shared with us by the Celtic Faerie here.  We hope those who joined us for holiday services discovered new ways to integrate Celtic spirituality into their daily lives.

Celtic Holidays

This year’s holidays are provided below for your convenience.  We regret that we no longer host Celtic holiday services due to ongoing health issues. 


  • Feb 2 – Imbolc . . Brighid’s Day . . Brigantia
  • March 20 – Ostara . .  Spring Equinox . . Vernal Equinox . . Alban Eiler (“Light of the Earth”) . . also honoring Easter at this time
  • May 1 – Beltane . . May Day
  • June 21 – Litha . . Summer Solstice . . Midsummer . . Alban Heruin (“Light of the Shore”)
  • Aug 1 – Lughnasadh . .  Lammas
  • Sept 23 – Mabon . . Autumn Equinox . . Autumnal Equinox . .  Alban Elued (“Light of the Water”)
  • Oct 31 – Samhain . . All Hallows Eve . . Halloween . . All Saints’ Day . . All Souls’ Day . . Day of the Dead . . Celtic New Year
  • Dec 21 – Yule . . Winter Solstice . . Alban Arthuan (“Light of Arthur”) . . we also honor Christmas at this time

If you would like to know if services resume and receive Celtic holiday reminders if they do, please sign up for our email group or like us on Facebook.