this ancient path
By Huw Thomas
radically different from anything that might be thought of as church”.
Rev Martyn Snow of Christchurch, is explaining ‘Labyrinth’
– the medieval practice being recreated in his church this
as a “spiritual journey” Rev Snow explains Labyrinth
as a path, laid out in the church building, that you walk through.
Along this path are various simple activities including looking
in a mirror, planting a seed and placing a stone in some water.
As participants take part they are guided by instructions and thoughts
on a CD Walkman. They all sound simple but Rev. Snow explains “Symbolic
activities give an opportunity to reflect on your relationship with
yourself, others, the planet and God”.
So what about
those of us who don’t believe in, or struggle with the idea
of, God? “Try it out anyway”, he responds “Come
and take a look and have a go. I reckon wherever you’re coming
from, along this ancient path, you will still find space to reflect
on the things that matter. I don’t think we get enough of
Labyrinth will be at Christchurch, Pitsmoor Road on Saturday 12th
2–6pm or Friday 18th April 5–9pm.