Labyrinth Events 2016
World Labyrinth Day indoor labyrinth walk
Saturday 7th May, 12.30 – 2.30pm Hartington Grove Friends Meeting House, Cambridge
(Free event, but donations welcome to help cover cost of hall hire etc)
Labyrinth Retreat Weekend
Friday 3rd June – Sunday 5th June, Quiet waters Christian Retreat House, Suffolk
Enjoy the beautiful riverside garden and home-cooked food. Our morning and evening prayer will have a Taize and/or Iona flavour. We will explore the labyrinth as a sacred space and tool for prayer.
Labyrinth Quiet Day
Ferrar House, Little Gidding, Thursday 30 June, 10.00 – 4.00
Cost £29.50, including lunch
Learn more about this ancient tool for meditation and prayer; help make a corn labyrinth outdoors on the grass; spend some time in quiet reflection and contemplation. Book via the Ferrar House website, http://www.ferrarhouse.co.uk or email Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 19 – 21 SAFFRON WALDEN MAZE FESTIVAL WEEKEND
Come and enjoy everything labyrinth and maze related at the fabulous, triennial Maze Festival. There will be something for all ages and all tastes! Most of the activities are free! Check out the Maze Festival website, http://www.saffronwaldenmazefestival.co.uk
Corn Labyrinth and Conker Cairn, Girton Recreation Ground, Thursday 23rd September
On the Autumn Equinox, come and enjoy building and walking a corn labyrinth on the grass, then collect conkers to make our very own conker cairn in the centre of the labyrinth. Come at dusk for a truly magical candlelit walk. Free event.
Labyrinth Events Autumn and Winter 2015
Addenbrookes Hospital Mental Health Resilience Week
Monday 5th October – sand labyrinth on The Oval, between the Frank Lee Centre and the Staff Car Park
Come and help make the labyrinth from 10.30 am.
Lunchtime Walk 12.00 – 2.00
Candlelit labyrinth 5.00 – 7.00pm
Thursday 8th October – cloth labyrinth and finger labyrinths in the Chapel, Addenbrookes’ Concourse
Join us for a quiet, meditative walk.
2.00 – 4.00 pm
Cambridge Sustainable Food Pumpkin Festival Labyrinth
Saturday 24th October 2015 5 – 7pm
Orchard Park Community Centre CB4 2EZ
Follow the candlelit pathway for a magical journey!
All age event – refreshments provided
Free, but donations welcome
Find out more about the Cambridge Sustainable Food Pumpkin Festival at www.cambridgesustainablefood.org
MILL ROAD WINTER FAIR
Saturday 5th December, Peters Field, (Mill Road, opposite Parkside Pool) Look for the rainbow banner!
Labyrinth making from 10.30 (volunteers welcome!)
Labyrinth walking from 12.00 noon – Candlelit walk 3.30 – 4.15pm
Spring and Summer 2015
WORLD LABYRINTH DAY, Saturday 2nd May
‘WALK AS ONE AT ONE’
Friends Meeting House, Hartington Grove, CB1 7UB 12.30 – 2.30.
A very special labyrinth walk to help spread a wave of peace and harmony around the world. Kay brought the canvas ‘pebble’ labyrinth, plus labyrinth books to browse and finger labyrinths to try.
We enjoyed a time of quiet reflection together.
LABYRINTH WEEKEND, 29 – 31 May
Quiet Waters Christian Retreat House, Bungay, Suffolk
A gently-paced weekend with an opportunity to learn more about the ancient form of the labyrinth and its use in sacred settings as a form of prayer. Our morning and evening worship times had a Celtic flavour, with songs from the Taize and Iona communities. To find out more about retreats at Quiet Waters please visit http://quietwaters.org
FERRAR HOUSE LABYRINTH DAY
Thursday 25th June, 10.00 – 4.00
Ferrar House Retreat Centre, Little Gidding, PE28 5RJ
Our second labyrinth retreat day at the lovely rural venue of Ferrar House, famous for its association with TS Eliot. In the morning we will made a corn labyrinth on the lawn. After lunch we made the short walk to a neighbouring chapel and laid out the cloth labyrinth for walking. Kay brought wooden finger labyrinths from Cambridge-based Rowan Humberstone, and there was time for quiet reflection in the house and gardens. For more information about retreats at Ferrar House visit http://www.ferrarhouse.co.uk
Addenbrookes Mental Health Resilience Week 6 – 10 October 2014
On Monday 6th we made a temporary sand labyrinth on The Oval near the Frank Lee Centre. Monday turned out to be rainy and cold, so we put off lighting the labyrinth to Thursday 9th, when the evening was blustery but clear.
On Thursday 9th, 2 – 4 pm, we held an indoor labyrinth walk in the Chapel (in Addenbrookes Main Concourse). This was another opportunity for people to see and walk the beautiful hand-painted pebble labyrinth. I also took some of my Rowan finger labyrinths for people to enjoy.
Labyrinth-themed Quiet Day
Ferrar House, Little Gidding
Thurday 26 June 2014
Judy Fox led the day on Kay’s behalf. Ferrar House is a small retreat centre in the peaceful hamlet of Little Gidding, near Huntingdon.
The group made and walked a temporary outdoor labyrinth in the garden, and also made the short walk to Steeple Gidding, where they walked the cloth pebble labyrinth in the beautiful but now disused St Andrew’s church.
You can find more details about Ferrar House on their website, www.ferrarhouse.co.uk
Some comments from the Ferrar House website:
‘We may come here because T S Eliot did, his poem a lodestar to the place, but then our own experience of it takes over, as though a new poem has started to be written’ Frances Ward
‘The place is thin – God’s grace breaks through – you know that people have found something special here through the ages’ Graham Fawcett