The Glastonbury Peace Pole
Read about our Glastonbury Peace Pole and the wonderful day we had planting it. Learn what Peace Poles are, about the World Peace Prayer and its origins.
Our Planting Day
The day began with the evocative harp music from John Dalton whilst everyone gathered in the Town Hall. A ceremony involving all the special sacred Flames in Glastonbury brought together into one place, culminated with the lighting of the Glastonbury Unity Candle. This was lit by 9 year Jack Cleere who had travelled from London, especially for the event.
Jack has cerebral palsy and in 2011 members of the Glastonbury community joined a successful campaign to help raise £60,000 in order to send Jack for pioneering surgery in America that would allow him to walk.
Afterwards, celebrations in the town hall saw music from the Avalonian Free State Choir and Tim Hall & the Archetypes.
A cake to be shared by all and made by Lisa Goodwin, in the shape of Glastonbury Tor with world flags, mimicked the Tor of the Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012.
. . .and what did people have to say about the day?
"I just want to say how beautiful the whole ceremony was, i was very moved by the community feeling and love and when those two children lit the candles i actually shed tears. So wonderful to have a peace pole right in the middle of town too and a new thorn. thank you so much Morgie for the whole thing. And everyone involved. Such a positive and bright energy for Glastonbury." Princess Moon Feathers
"I was reminded again today of how lucky i am to be a part of such a wonderful community as Glastonbury. The planting of the Peace Pole was a beautiful and moving ceremony. Thank you Morgana for all the amazing work that you do for our community. MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH." Robin Egan
"It was a great day, Morgy was on fire on stage and frightened us all to death with the mike turned up to FULL, but she got our attention! It was lovely seeing all the candles together, which had a quiet warm energy floating around them. Much hugging and smiles, from all walks of life, and new friendships were formed. Everyone on stage had something personal to add or to do, which made us all a little emotional. Well done Morgy, and Glastonbury...May Peace Prevail on Earth...ALWAYS!" Bry Bodhi Fox
"I feel that the deep power of the day lay in a number of elements; the pole shared with so many other intentions of peace all over the world, the beauty of the seven fire and candle flames - all mingling with the loving people and the community spirit of Glastonbury. Children, priestesses, bards, people from a wide range of faith paths, harpist, choir, bards, mayor, town council, world peace group, good weather, the PRC, and supporters. A recipe for exactly what we all experienced - a magnificent heartfelt day of beauty, deep emotion, gratitude, spirits flying, and our deepest desire for world peace." Lynne Sedgmore
"From afar, the excitement and hopes and dreams and love could be felt here in my heart. The unity between faiths and beliefs and the Peace and love we have to share and pass on couldn't be stronger right now. Everyone and everything is coming together to be right and every small action adds up to make a bigger picture. Morgy and the team at Glastonbury need to be commended for what they have begun; I can't thank you all enough and can't wait until I'm back in Glastonbury again. May Peace and Love in Unity be with us all ❤❤❤". Tracey Wiffen
"What an amazing day. SO important for the town, historically and spiritually."
"Thank you so much for everything you did on Saturday, it was a beautiful day, I was in tears on several occasions, but we've just been elated ever since. The whole day was so perfect, we didn't end up leaving London until gone 10am , and I've never got to Glastonbury so fast !
I can honestly say Morgy, it was the most special day we've spent in Glastonbury, the lighting of the flames, the kids everywhere, the music, the speakers, the pole planting, and just the love and great atmosphere made it a magical day. Thanks for looking after us Morgy, and giving Jack such a an amazing special moment that we'll definitely never forget." Melisa Rashbrook
The PRC is doing extraordinary work for Peace and Unity and planting a Peace Pole will increase the light of Peace which is abundant in this holy place." Tatomir Ion Marius