Labyrinth

labyrinth1The Labyrinth is a prayer and meditation aid. Many of us lead busy, stressful lives and performing a simple action like walking a pathway helps to prepare ourselves to pray and listen to God.

Labyrinths were a feature of many medieval cathedrals, most famously in Chartres Cathedral in France dating from 1220, although people have been making labyrinths long before this. Unlike a maze there are no dead ends and there is only one path so you cannot get lost.

Our labyrinth is located directly east of the church parking lot. It was installed with the help of the community on November 12, 2011. The labyrinth is available to the community to walk at any time. Read a recent Times-Call article about our labyrinth.

Suggestions for Walking the Labyrinth

labyrinthThere is no set way to walk a labyrinth. Every one can walk it in the way that has meaning for them.

Labyrinths have been used for thousands of years to help people forget the hassles of their everyday lives and draw closer to God. As you wind your way round, approaching the centre, you gradually offload the pressures of the day. You can also view it as an allegory of your life, sometimes appearing to be close to God, only to be thrown out to the edge suddenly; or perhaps you find yourself walking in sympathy with others, and at other times at a distance from them.

The journey begins. The first stage of the journey is letting go — giving all the details of your life to God. The second stage is receiving whatever God wishes to give you in the centre. The third stage is going back into the world and bringing the light of Christ with you. You can pause at the center to rest in God’s presence for as long as you like.

We would like users of our labyrinth to:

  1. Be considerate of others who are using it.
  2. Please stay on the paths and off the bricks as much as possible