Diocese of Portsmouth

Labyrinth based on the Psalms

Start date
3 Jun 2022, 2 p.m.
End date
7 Jun 2022, 8 p.m.
St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street, Fratton, Portsmouth

Join worshippers at St Wilfrid’s Church, Fratton, for a Labryrinth that will take over virtually their entire worship space.

A labyrinth is an ancient Christian tradition that involves people spending time in spiritual reflection. In ancient days, they were often carved into the ground or created on the floors of cathedrals. These days they can be more like interactive art installations, with images, sounds and words to set you thinking. What they all have in common is the idea of going on a journey from one place to another – physically and spiritually.

The inspiration for this Labyrinth came from an immersive art installation experienced by curate the Rev Mike Moritz. It’s based on the Book of Psalms, and will help visitors to explore their pain and lament at the state of God’s world, as well as the peace and restoration that God can offer.

When you enter the church, you’ll immediately enter an area designed to remind you of the natural world. You’ll then enter a darker area, with words flashed onto the walls and discordant music designed to help you to explore life’s difficulties. And finally you’ll emerge into an area lit by candles and designed to remind you of God’s love. But there’s no right or wrong way to experience it. Each person will go at their own pace, and each person will get something different from it.

If you fancy getting involved, we’d love to recruit some volunteers to help steward the event from June 3rd to 7th. The church will be open at various times in the morning, afternoon and evening. Click on the link below for details.

St Wilfrid's

George Street Portsea, PO1 5RT

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