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The Labyrinth 

labyrinth
 
Please note the Labyrinth is currently in need of some significant restoration
 to redefine the pathways and is currently not suitable for use
 

In the churchyard at All Saints' Church, Tudeley is the prayer labyrinth: 
we invite you to come and use this method of prayer and listening to God. 

Labyrinths were a feature of many medieval churches, most famously Chartres Cathedral in France.

Their origins go back much further, long before the birth of Christ. They were adopted by the church to be used as shortened pilgrimages, probably because of their cross-like symmetry.

The labyrinth has no walls and only one path. The path way leads to the centre and then continues outwards. There are no dead ends.

The labyrinth at All Saints is based on a design found in a fountain in Damascus. At the centre is a carving designed by Frances Hawken and executed by Joe King, depicting The Cross and the hands of God:

"The eternal God is our refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms."  (Deuteronomy 33: 27)

Our Prayer Labyrinth

The pathway is made by cutting the grass very short. The edges either side of the path are produced by allowing the grass to grow a little longer. There is a wooden cross in the centre, with various numbered turning points along the way.   

Prayer journeys can be made walking around the labyrinth and there are several prayers and meditations to guide you:  these can be found in the porch at the entrance of the church.
               

Glenys
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

Visiting All Saints' Tudeley

 

Use the Opening Times and Planning your Visit pages

for all the information you need to plan a visit to All Saints' Tudeley.
 

Accessibility
The church is accessible for wheelchair users having a low door threshold into the church and a specially constructed ramp to the chancel area. Toilets, including an accessible toilet, are located in the adjacent hall. Toilet facilities can only be made available during church services or for visitors booking a guided talk in advance.

For further assistance in arranging your visit, 
please contact the Church Office using the form below
or call 01892 833241

 
Need assistance with your visit?
We hope our website provides all the information you need to plan a visit to All Saints' Church Tudeley and the Chagall Windows. For further assistance please contact us using the form below and press SEND.  (For Groups of 8 or more wishing to make a booking enquiry please use our Group Booking Form)
 
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