Campaigning for a Sovereign & Pagan Mercia in the Midlands
Sovereign Mercia is part of the Frisian Alliance




Mercia, encompassing the Midlands of England, shall secure a free and prosperous future for its people only through independence. A sovereign Mercian state shall provide its citizens with full healthcare, welfare provision and education at all levels. Led by an all-female, Pagan order of priestesses, public worship of the ancient gods and goddesses shall be reinstated as the Mercian national religion, while freedom of speech, expression and belief shall be guaranteed for all. The Mercian lands and properties of the state-owned Church of England shall be returned to the community, and its hierarchy of bishops, priests and vicars disbanded.
Mercia shall repudiate globalisation and work for economic self-sufficiency – especially with regard to food and energy. Debt-capitalism shall be replaced with the direct exchange of labour and necessities, and the state shall organise housing, work and care for all its people. The ancient network of ley-lines shall be restored, to channel the telluric energy of the earth and bring abundance and prosperity to the land, while the Mercian transport infrastructure – road, air, rail and canal (with particular emphasis on the last of these) – shall receive continuous state support, to provide free and accessible public transport day and night, in all areas.
The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, Staffordshire – one of the most remarkable Pagan survivals in Europe – has been performed by members of the same family since the early Middle Ages, and may originally have been connected with the Mercian monarchy based at nearby Tamworth. Traditional festivals from across the Midlands shall be promoted as a manifestation of Mercian identity, which shall be inclusive of all members of society, whatever their background.
Mercia has an area of 17,387 square miles and a population of just over 16 million – comparable, in both cases, to the Netherlands. With millions of acres of fertile land, access to the sea at three different points, and 300 years’ worth of coal reserves, Mercia has the resources to feed its citizens and provide them with a modern, high standard of living. Private cars – by far the worst source of environmental pollution – shall be phased out, except in cases of genuine necessity.
Abbots Bromley Horn Dance ▲
Citizens Moot
▲ Mercia Marina, Derbyshire
Women’s Police
Mercia shall be organised as a true organic democracy, with local citizens’ moots in all areas, meeting in church halls or similar venues, plus a legislature chosen by lot and an annually elected head of government. The Mercian head of state shall be head of the order of priestesses, with duties similar to those of a constitutional monarch and representatives in all shires to dispense justice.
Though rich in resources, Mercia’s greatest strength is its people, and especially its youth, who shall be mobilised as the essential foundation of the state – with the young men constituting the defence forces, and young women the civil police. They shall take on a wide variety of duties and services, allowing the Mercian state to function without having to raise, borrow or expend any funding.