St Luke's Biblical Garden and Labyrinth, Bell Block, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Phronimos
S 39° 02.097 E 174° 08.829
60H E 253066 N 5675470
St Luke's Biblical Garden and Labyrinth, is off the end of Murray Street Bell Block. Prior to the development of the Bell Block by-pass, you could also enter from Devon Road. (There is a gate, but nowhere to pull up on the sholder).
Waymark Code: WMA7PZ
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 11/28/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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In 2001 a decision was made, with the consent of the Taranaki Anglican Trust Board, to create;
* A Biblical Garden
* A Labyrinth
* An Information Shelter
* Entranceways
* And a resiting of the existing Lych Gate

This is from the information inside the gazebo that doubles as an information shelter...

This was seen to be an enhancement of these grounds, recognising the sacred and community history represented by those who have been placed here. A
peaceful environment has been created along with a contemplative walking space in the form a the Labyrinth.

When you walk the Labyrinth you are making a pilgrimage or journey. Such a pilgrimage has been found in religious traditions in various forms all over the world. The one we walk here is a copy of the one found in Chartres Cathedral in France. It is not a maze. There are no false turns or dead ends that make you get lost. The winding path you follow becomes a metaphor for your own spiritual journey. It is like the twists and turns of our journey in life.

There are three stages of the walk;
Walking in: allowing yourself to be free to receive fresh insights about your life.
The Centre: staying as long as you like: sitting down if you wish. Recognising this to be a place of rest, of meditation and of prayer.
Walking out: gaining energy and focus, a sense of connection with the God you understand and with others who journey and work for a better world.

The Labyrinth was blessed by the Right Reverend Philip Richardson, Anglican Bishop of Taranaki, February 13th 2005.
Availability: Public

Status: Permanent

Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor

Murray Street
Bell Block
New Plymouth, Taranaki New Zealand

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