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Labyrinth Above the Bay

Now Ready for Use by the Community!


finished labyrinth

All are welcome to use St. Hugh's Labyrinth Above the Bay, a community labyrinth at St. Hugh Episcopal Church in Allyn, that is ready for you to walk.

Labyrinths are being used world-wide as a way to quiet the mind, recover a balance in life, and to encourage meditation, insight, self-reflection, and stress reduction, as well as to celebrate life’s experiences. The practice of labyrinth walking can integrate the body with the mind and the mind with the spirit.

A Labyrinth is a single, circuitous path that winds its way through all four quadrants to the center. Generally there are three stages to the walk: releasing on the way in; receiving in the center; and returning when you follow the path back out of the labyrinth.

Our community labyrinth is located at the end of the path that leads you from the parking lot around to the back of the church, where you can also enjoy a view of North Bay. Brochures are available near the labyrinth with suggestions for use.

The labyrinth is available during daylight hours each day of the week. If you would like to bring a group, please let us know in advance.

For directions to St. Hugh, please CLICK HERE.

St. Hugh Episcopal Church is in Allyn, at the south end of East Wheelwright Street South. We invite you to come with friends and family as often as you wish, and we hope you enjoy your labyrinth experience.

If you have questions or would like to donate to this project devoted to the spiritual life of the community, contact:

Jim Neal,   revjimneal@gmail.com  (360-426-7320)
    or
Garby Elmore,   gelmore@msn.com   (360-432-0970)


The Blessing of the Labyrinth, August 1, 2010


blessing the labyrinth

Many of the St. Hugh congregation gathered after the Sunday worship service to bless the completed Labyrinth. We offer this prayer by Michael Leunig for its use:

Dear God,
We give thanks for places of simplicity and peace;
      let us find such a place within ourselves.
We give thanks for places of refuge and beauty;
      let us find such a place within ourselves.
We give thanks for places of nature's truth and freedom,
      of joy, inspiration and renewal,
      places where all creatures may find acceptance and belonging.
Let us search for these places;
      in the world, in ourselves and in others.
Amen.


email:  email@sthughchurch.org

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280 E. Wheelwright St. S. / PO Box 156, Allyn, WA 98524

360-275-8450