2016 Autumn Equinox Labyrinth and Conker Cairn – Girton, Cambridge UK Wed 21st September

Girton LabyrinthBack by popular request, this will be the third Equinox Labyrinth and Conker Cairn to be held on the far side of Girton Recreation Ground underneath the horse chestnut trees. This year it will take place on ‘Equinox Eve’ – Wednesday 21st September.

People of all ages are invited to come around 4pm to help make the labyrinth (no special skills required – just turn up!). We will then walk (or run!) the labyrinth to mark the end of Summer and the start of the Autumn/Winter season. As dusk falls we will light the labyrinth with tea-lights in jam jars and enjoy the magical experience of walking a pathway of light.

The winding path of the labyrinth is often seen as a metaphor for the journey of life. Walking a labyrinth together is a great symbol of community and reminds us that we are all on the same journey of life. Walkers are invited to pick up a conker to represent something they are thankful for, carry it with them, and then place it in the centre of the labyrinth, so that we gradually build up a wonderful ‘conker cairn’. This is a free, all-age event, so do come and join in the fun!

Schedule: 4pm, labyrinth making. 5pm labyrinth walking and ‘conker cairn’. 6.30pm candle lighting. 7.00 sunset and start of candlelit walk. 9.00 event ends.

For more information please contact Kay Barrett, labyrinth facilitator, at singing.kay@gmail.com

You can see a video of the first equinox labyrinth at the ‘Passing through and Settling’ site,


You can also see more about local labyrinth happenings at: www.kayspathway.com

The labyrinth is organised by Kay Barrett with friends from St Andrew’s Church