The Easter Prayer Labyrinth
This Easter, we are laying out a Prayer Labyrinth in the garden on the west side of the Church. this and associated pages explain what a Prayer Labyrinth is and makes suggestions on how to use it in the Church Garden or at home.
What is a labyrinth?
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that represents wholeness. The oldest known labyrinths ate thousands of years old. They are found all over the world in many designs. It is a winding path along which you might walk, run, crawl, skip or otherwise move. Walking a labyrinth can serve a variety of purposes. Ultimately, the labyrinth can be seen as a purposeful path that leads to a journey of self-discovery.
Is a labyrinth a maze?
When people hear of a labyrinth they may think of a maze. A labyrinth is not a maze. A maze has paths and possibilities for wrong turns - designed to confuse you.
Labyrinths were designed to help people find their way – if you follow the path of a labyrinth, you will find the centre.
Walking a labyrinth can often calm us in the midst of trouble
It can help us see life as a journey
Some people say they find comfort and peace when they walk a labyrinth
How do I use the prayer labyrinth?
The great gift of the labyrinth is that you don’t have to do anything in a particular way.
If you can visit the Church Garden, you can walk the labyrinth. Click here to see a suggestion for use of the labyrinth if you are walking
If you are unable to visit the Church Garden, you can "finger walk" the labyrinth. Click here for a suggestion of how you can follow the labyrinth in your own home.