Chislehurst Methodist Church is holding its Summer Oasis this month, opening its beautiful quiet space to the public, and we couldn’t resist making the trip over to Kent to see the labyrinth that Jeff designed, but had never actually seen. It is splendid, if we do say so ourselves!
Installed by Andrew Wiggins and his team at the Labyrinth Builders in 2011, the design is adapted from a water feature in the Qasr Al-Azm palace in Damascus Syria, circa 1750:
Jeff tweaked the geometry to make it better suited for placement in a church and tiles were specially selected to match the original features of this mid-19th century church. The labyrinth features a dual pathway that leads from the entrance to the centre and back out again, perfect for processional walks.
Well worth a visit, Chislehurst Methodist Church is easily accessed by either road or rail. Check the Worldwide Labyrinth Locator for details, but be sure to call first to ensure that you’ll be able to see it on any given day.