Both in 2010 and in 2011 during the week before Easter St Peter’s Church was cleared of all its chairs and the space used to create a prayer labyrinth.Walking a Labyrinth is an ancient way of reflecting on our encounter with God, representing the path of the soul through life. The Labyrinth is a place of stillness and reflection.
In 2010 the Labyrinth took the pilgrim through the events of the last days of Jesus’ life leading to the cross and on to the empty tomb. In 2011 the labyrinth took the pilgrim on a journey through the story of the Bible from Creation to Pentecost. At the centre of the labyrinth was a large Bible box where the pilgrim could quite literally sit inside the Bible.
The labyrinth offers a prayerful multi-sensory journey that invites the pilgrim to consider these stories’ impact on their own life in seeking to follow in His footsteps today. The strange paradox of our faith is that whilst we search after God, God is with us as a guide and as a traveller and is Himself seeking us out. God is faithful and will not desert you. God, the very pulse of the cosmos, is longing to have you as His companion.
Below are just some of the many comments received from those who walked the labyrinth:
“A wonderful, prayerful, inspiring experience”
“Deeply moving; balm for the soul”
“Stunning - an overwhelming experience”
“Thought provoking and calming
“I left behind all my troubles and came out looking ahead”
“A lovely feeling; a chance for the imagination to grow”
“What a beautiful way to read the story and be read by the story”
We look forward to the creation of future labyrinths. If you would like to know more about out labyrinths please speak to Andy our Team Rector.