The Derby Coven in Johannesburg

The Derby Coven is the first Traditional Alexandrian Wiccan Coven to be formed in South Africa. We facilitate Initiation and training as was done in the original Alexandrian Covens in England, headed by Alex and Maxine Sanders (The London Coven and the Temple of the Mother and the later groups).

The Lineage of the Derby Coven stems from the Queensberry line of Alexandrian Witchcraft, which has two distinct roots; the Boston Line with the Du Bandia Grasail Coven, and London, with Maxine Sanders. The Priest who formed the Derby Coven was duly initiated, consecrated and dedicated to the works of Witchcraft in Boston, USA, where he also received formal training within the circle.

The Coven is currently accepting those who feel they have vocation and dedication for the Alexandrian Priesthood , to be considered for initiation into the mysteries and subsequent training in the Traditional Wicca,and the Art Magical. Please contact for details and clarification about the application process.

As a training coven, we meet weekly for training and working circles, as well as the eight Seasonal Sabbats, connecting us with the rhythm and forces of the cosmos, and the inner mystery aspects of the Craft of the Wise. We also focus on aspects of Hermetic pathworking, the Ceremonial Magical Arts, Qabalah and the Pauline Art of Angelic Magic.

Please refer to the page ‘Requesting Initiation ‘ for more information .