What is a labyrinth?

A labyrinth is a means of entering a space of reflection and prayer. Unlike a maze, the single path of the labyrinth twists and turns towards a centre point, and then returns by the same path to the entrance.

​Labyrinths are closely associated with the concept of spiritual pilgrimage: that our life’s journey is one of discovery of God as the source of our being and of return to God, our true home.

​The twists and turns of the labyrinth represent the struggles of life and the journey of faith. The pilgrim follows the long path that eventually leads to the centre, a situation of close communion with God’s Spirit, a direct experience of divine love.

The entrance to our labyrinth is located on the eastern side of the stone plaza (the side nearest the steps down to the old Chapter House ruin).

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