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- RE and Collective Worship
- The Downs Labyrinth
The Downs Labyrinth
A labyrinth is different from a maze. A maze is full of dead-ends and tricks. A labyrinth has only one path that always leads to the centre… if you stay on the path you cannot get lost.
Walking prayerfully is very much part of the Christian tradition. The labyrinth is known to have been embraced by Christians since the fourth century as a support for prayer and contemplation.
Walking a labyrinth can enable the walker to have some ‘quiet time’ with the Lord in the busy rush of everyday life. Time to think, to pray, explore thoughts and just ‘be’ with God.
The path has three stages - the 'inward' journey, the centre and the 'outward' journey. The theme of the 'inward' journey is letting go of things which hinder our wholeness and inner approach to God. The centre of the Labyrinth is a space of meditative prayer and peace. The theme of the 'outward' journey is relationship - with ourselves, with others and with the planet - seen in the light of our relationship with God.
Next time you have the opportunity to be on our school field please do take the time to admire our labyrinth and if you feel that you would like to "reflect" walk the path.
Visit www.pilgrimpaths.co.uk for more information and resources about labyrinths.