Help complete our laybrinth with a memorial brick
We are getting close to having our own labyrinth at St. Martin’s! The outdoor worship space just outside the memorial garden was enlarged on November 14, 2015 by church member Jacob Tiemann as his Eagle Scout project.
The plan for this area is to have a labyrinth applied to the concrete. The church is in the process of finding contractors and soliciting bids. When our labyrinth is completed, everyone in our community will be able to experience this ancient, spiritual tool.
Join us in this journey to complete the labyrinth by purchasing honorarium and/or memorial bricks that will be placed around the labyrinth. The price of a brick is $30. It’s easy to order online at <link removed- drive ended>. You can pay online with a credit card or pay by check to
St Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church
223 South Pearson Lane
Keller, TX 76248
If you have questions, please contact Ron Hitchcock at 972-741-4064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ideas for bricks
- Connect with your extended family and purchase bricks
- Connect with the people in your ministry groups and consider a message you may share on a brick. The Prayer Shawl Ministry group challenges all of our ministry groups to join them.
- Stroll through our memorial garden and see older bricks like these:
What is a labyrinth?
A labyrinth is an archetypal pattern, a “divine imprint” found in various religious traditions and forms around the world. Perhaps the best known labyrinth is from around 1200 AD and is inlaid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral near Paris, France. In ancient Greece, the Cretan labyrinth can be found as far back as 2500 BC. Several medieval European cathedrals included labyrinths which were walked by thousands of faithful Christians, perhaps as a symbolic way of making a pilgrimage to the holy city of Jerusalem.
In more recent years, walking the labyrinth has been rediscovered as a way to connect with a deep spirituality which integrates body, mind and spirit. It can be an important spiritual tool during times of transition and personal change. It is also an active way of praying: the path winds throughout and becomes a mirror for where we are in our own lives, a metaphor for our journey with God. The labyrinth can be used as a path of prayer, a place of release and renewal, for quieting the mind, to evoke images, dreams & memories, or for contemplating important life questions. Walking the labyrinth can be like a mini-retreat. For a short period of time, perhaps 20 to 30 minutes, you are in a place apart from the stress and strain of daily life.
Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has only one path; there are no tricks and no dead ends. It is designed to quiet the mind and lead the walker by a winding route to the center, and then, by the same route, to return to the exit.