labyrinth day Foxill 2015

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undefinedOur diocesan retreat and conference centre, Foxhill in Tarvin Road, Frodsham, is hosting a day about the Chartres Labyrinth on Thursday 23 April 2015. The day will be led by Reverend Professor Stephen G. Wright, a spiritual director for the Sacred Space Foundation.

www.sacredspace.org.uk

Professor Wright will bring a replica of the Chartres labyrinth to lay out on Foxhill’s croquet lawn for the event, which will last from 10pm to 4pm.

The use of a labyrinth as a Christian teaching tool has a long and well-attested history. Labyrinths were clearly a symbol of the Christian way, representing the path of the soul through life.

Medieval pilgrims would follow the path of the labyrinth in a cathedral on their knees as a means of prayer, or to symbolize the journey to Jerusalem, or as a ritual to mark the end of a pilgrimage. People walked it on the eve of their baptism or confirmation, as an aid to contemplative prayer in Holy Week.

In recent years labyrinths have been rediscovered as a Christian spiritual tool.
The labyrinths of the current revival have mostly been based on the Chartres pattern, although often adapted to suit local circumstances.

For information / bookings phone Foxhill on 01928 733777 or e-mail foxhill@chester.anglican.org  

The cost of the day is £25 * (including lunch). Booking is essential. * A £5 discount is available for members of The Retreat Association.