Formal Shrines

Formal Shrines Explained

There are three types of Shrines Personal Shrines, Formal Shrines and Witan Shrines. Information on Witan Shrines can be found in the document Temples explained. Witan Shrines are the starting level of the Temple making process.

Formal Shrines are Chartered bodies of the Tradition which exist to fulfil a specific spiritual, educational, or charitable purpose. There are two types of Formal Shrine.

Stand Alone Formal Shrines and Distance Formal Shrines

A Stand Alone Formal Shrine is basically the same as a Personal Shrine, a private worship center maintained by an individual Correllian Tradition member of the Inner Court.

A Formal Shrine is dedicated to a specific project, event, or program of a social or charitable nature, which the Tradition endorses.

A Distance Formal Shrine is created to serve specific functions within specific Temples or Witan Shrines, notably as Distance Shrines serving members remote from the main Temple.

To apply for a Formal Shrine please email the Witan Herald for an application form please state if you wish a Distant or Stand Alone application form.

Once you have completed your application form for a Formal Shrine (‘Stand Alone’ or ‘Distant’) send it with a covering email explaining why you wish to be accepted for Charter to Lord Don, You are asked to include with your application form a copy of your Clergy Certificate.

When you application is accepted you will receive a notification of acceptance from Lord Don and then you will be sent a Charter from the Witan Herald.  Your Formal Shrine will also be listed on the Formal Shrines page on

A Formal Shrine (Stand Alone or Distant), like a Personal Shrine, has no representation on the Witan Council as it remains essentially a venture of its Keeper rather than of the Tradition as such.

A Formal Shrine should perform a charitable or ministerial outreach activity.

Formal Shrines are required to submit an annual Lustration Report. 

Stand Alone Formal Shrines must submit their annual Lustration Report to the Witan Herald by the 1st April

Distance Formal Shrines must submit their annual Lustration Report to the Temple or Witan Shrine whose imperium they are under.

(Please do not embarrass your imperium by not submitting a report or not getting it to your imperium in good time for them to include it with their report.)

All reports not received by the 1st April will be deemed as not being received

Requirements for Chartered Bodies - Formal Shrines (Stand Alone and Distance Shrines)

When your Formal Shrine is recognised by the Correllian Tradition and you are issued with a Charter you are required by your Charter recognition to fulfil the following:

•    Send in an Annual Lustration Report
You will be reminded nearer the time this is due, the deadline for submission is the 1stt April each year (if you have a Distance Shrine please send it to your Temple). All reports not received by the deadline will be deemed as not being received.

•    Keep a working email that you can be contacted on
If you update your email at any time you must inform the Witan Herald

•    Supply an applicable web address
It is not a requirement that you have a website for your chartered body however it is advisable that you provide at least one page online of information about your chartered body so that any interested parties can see a little about your Formal Shrine.

•    Any upgrade in Clergy status must be reported to the Witan Herald
Accurate information about your clergy status is required for the records and for updates for the web site.

•    Supply a current sigils for the Charter and

•    Keep membership to the Witan Herald’s Court e-group and the Correllian Formal Shrine e-group

i. The Witan Herald’s Court group is an announcement only e-group for all Tradition members with a Shrine Certificate or Shrine/Order/Temple Charter. All Tradition announcements are sent through the Witan Herald’s Court e-group including reminders for Lustration Report submissions.
ii. The Correllian Formal Shrine e-group is for all Formal Shrine Keepers and Heads and this is where you can meet other Keepers and Heads and ask questions if you need help.
iii. There are also a number of groups on Facebook and Ning that you may join.

•    Keep good records of your membership, you will be required to list your members in the Annual Lustration Report.

Please keep everything as up to date as possible.
Send all updates regarding your Chartered Body and you to:


Witan Herald and Correllian Nativist Tradition