In recent years West Harton Methodist Church have set up a labyrinth (at Easter and Christmas) in the church and invited Year 6 pupils from local schools to come and walk through it. Prayer labyrinths are a means through which people are invited to take a journey, stopping off at "stations" along the way to reflect on bible readings etc. This year, the Easter Labyrinth was cancelled for obvious reasons but Brenda Donaldson and I wondered about using the Labyrinth in a different way. So, we offer to you the attached version of the Easter Labyrinth, using some photos from last year and text that Brenda has adapted for us all to use in the comfort of our own homes.
We hope you will be able to use it as part of your journey from Palm Sunday, through Holy Week and to Easter Sunday. You can use it in one "sitting" or spread it out through Holy Week. You might like to gather some of the things mentioned within it to help you, or even set up your own prayer station at home, bringing everything together. Although the Easter Labyrinth could be used as it is set out here, we suggest you might like to gather a Palm cross (from a previous year), a bowl and towel, bread, vinegar, chain and some coins, a rock (or stone), a cross, a nail and hammer.
Our prayers are with you as you use the Easter Labyrinth.
Brenda Donaldson & Rev Deborah Wainwright