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Archive for Nov, 2013

The Company of the Green Man e-newsletter 9 December 2013

e-newsletter 9 December 2013

The Company of the Green Man’s ninth e-newsletter  has just been published and is available free to all our members via the members area tab at the top right of this page. If you are a member you should have recieved an e-mail with details of how to access the  e-newsletter. If not please don’t hesitate to contact me at

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Sightings – Basel, Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland © Pierre Ménard

Basel, Switzerland © Pierre Ménard

My thanks to Pierre Ménard  for sending in this wonderful green man from Basel in Switzerland. More of Pierre’s pictures from Basel will feature in our December e-newsletter available to our members.

This sighting is in our gazetteer which can be viewed HERE

And has been added to our Flickr photographic archive which can be viewed HERE

Sightings – Sharrington, Norfolk

Norfolk, Sharrington, All Saints © Jennie Miller & Gary Truss

This  is one of a group of wonderful green men that can be found in All Saints the parish church of Sharrington a Grade I listed building. A church has been recorded here since the 13th century and All Saints’ parish church was once described as a “grand church of great local importance.“ The north and south aisles, transept and porch were taken down in the middle of the 18th century due to a significant reduction in the local population and the resulting loss of wealth.

My thanks to Jennie Miller and Gary Truss for allowing me to reproduce their photographs.
This green man has been added to our gazetteer which can be viewed HERE and our Flickr photographic archive which can be viewed HERE

Book of the Month – November


Our book of the month for October is  “The Spirit of the Green Man” by Mary Neasham:


“”Mary Neasham’s new book is a provocative and insightful look at the mysterious phenomena of the Green Man.” –Pagan Dawn

About the Author

Mary Neasham lives in a remote part of the Suffolk countryside in England, where she has spent many years studying. She is the author of Handfasting A Practical Guide and the co-author of Teenage Witches Book of Shadows and West Country Witchcraft.

Available at £11.69 using the Amazon link at The Company of the Green Man bookshop via THIS LINK

If you buy your green man books via our Amazon links you pay nothing extra but a small referral fee will go towards the Company of the Green Man. This helps us to keep our website and membership free for all our members.

The Wood Beyond the World – November – Endings and Beginnings

November - Endings and Beginnings © Sally Priston

November – Endings and Beginnings © Sally Priston

Sally Priston’s work is based around nature, folklore and the changing seasons, she works in 2D in watercolour, ink and pencil generally, and also on wood, using pyrography. We are publishing one of her pictures around the first of each month from June 2013 until May 2014. If you would like to get in touch with Sally or would like to purchase any of her art please drop us a line at