December 14, 2004 a new tradition was born in Western New York. After many years in another tradition, Lady Astrid and Lord Eldraun, like the phoenix, rose from the flames and formed the Coven of the Albino Bat. After a major growth spurt and with the addition of solitary members, the coven became a clan. Then on June 1, 2009 the Clan of the Knotted Ash became the Church of the Knotted Ash. Dedicated to intense study and high standards, the Church of the Knotted Ash strives to help educate the next generation of Wiccans and Witches in the Buffalo Pagan community and beyond.
The purpose of the Church of the Knotted Ash shall be to assist fellow pagans in their communion with the Gods through various levels of instruction ranging from general reverence of divinity to serious clergy training. As a Clan we honor the Celtic and Norse Gods and Goddesses through ritual, meditation and study. We dedicate our work to the community, the Lord and Lady, and the Greater Good.