The Labyrinth at St. Paul’s Anglican Church is a full 13-metre replica of the medieval labyrinth laid in the stone floor of the 13th-century Cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Chartres, 80Km south of Paris. Our labyrinth in the West End neighbourhood of St Paul's, on Jervis, near Davie, is open for silent walking, prayer and meditation since 1996.
"The Labyrinth is a spiritual tool that has many applications in various settings. It reduces stress, quiets the mind and opens the heart. It is a walking meditation, a path of prayer, and a blue-print where psyche meets Spirit." - Rev. Lauren Artress
Who Walks? Why Walk?
For many, it is a way of centering themselves or of seeking insight during times of transition in their lives. For others, it is a channel for relating to the Divine.
The labyrinth is a spiritual form that is open to people of all faiths and spiritual disciplines as a resource for meditation, reflection, and prayer. Unlike a maze, labyrinths have only one path that leads into the centre and back out again. There are slips of paper and pens to write down your thoughts, meditations or prayers and a prayer wall with to pin them to. There are also chairs and cushions for still forms of meditation and centering.