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The Labyrinth

You are on the path; exactly where you’re meant to be right now and from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of healing, of courage, of beauty, of dignity and of love. Caroline Adams.

The Labyrinth is a model of that path used through the ages as a tool for pilgrimage, meditation or prayer. This ancient symbol creates a sacred space and leads us out of our ego to ‘that which is within’.


Both the imagery of the circle and of the spiral are combined to form a winding, purposeful path representing our journey to the centre of our deepest self and back out again into the world with a broadened understanding of who we are.

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Transcending barriers of difference, the labyrinth welcomes everyone, bringing people together to share the common path of life.

The Labyrinth at Polwarth Church

A lovely 7 circuit Classic design labyrinth is painted on the varnished floor of our Church sanctuary.

The Church is open on Wednesdays from 11.00am – 2.00pm. from March – October

People are free to come and go as they wish, to light a candle, to reflect, to pray. to meditate, to walk the labyrinth.

Click here for a simple guide to get you started; you can even let your finger trace the path of a finger labyrinth.


Some Comments from Recent Walkers

‘ I felt extremely relaxed which was very pleasant as I’m often tense and restless’

 ‘ A tranquil escape from the stresses of everyday life’

 ‘It certainly mirrored the intricacies of life for me. The opportunity to step out and not rush headlong was invaluable.  I felt that I had only explored a tiny fraction of what it held’.


Labyrinth Events

Polwarth Church hosts facilitated events from time to time which we advertise on our website and on Facebook

A growing number of people come along to these events so if you would like to receive more information or be placed on our mailing list please contact Margaret:   labyrinth@polwarth.org.uk

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The Next Labyrinth Event is:


Saturday 5 May 2018   

What a wonderful opportunity for our Labyrinth to be part of a GLOBAL event!

At Polwarth our MAIN FOCUS will be on walking at 1.00pm as part of that rolling wave of peaceful energy, of goodwill, of prayer and meditation.

We ask people coming for 1.00pm to arrive if possible at about 12.30pm to enable a short period of reflection before walking.

We will be open from 11.00am – 4.00pm to allow those, who can’t manage 1.00pm, to have an opportunity also to walk in solidarity.

We also welcome anyone who would like just to drop in to light a candle, sit quietly, or pray.

Do come along.  Bring a friend or neighbour with you.


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