In the summer of 2018, with financial support from our Diocese of BC Vision Fund, parishioners at St Philip constructed a labyrinth on the south lawn of the church, using a 7-circuit design based on the 11-circuit 13th century labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral. The labyrinth was dedicated in a special service on 24 June 2018.
Labyrinths have been used for at least 5,000 years to support people on their inner journey.
Unlike a maze, which is a puzzle to be solved, a labyrinth is a map to be followed. Our journeys take unexpected twists and turns; but there are no dead ends. If we follow the Voice of Love, we come to the centre where we find our true nature as beings created by Love.
Here is a short video about the invitation of, and to, the labyrinth, when it was under construction: