Christ Church, Frederica Prayer Labyrinth
6329 Frederica Road • Saint Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Nestled in the woods, the Christ Church, Frederica Labyrinth
offers guests a unique opportunity for respite, reflection, and rejuvenation.
All are welcome!
The Labyrinth is located at 6329 Frederica Road on St. Simons Island. To access the labyrinth,
park at Christ Church, cross Frederica Road at the crosswalk, and follow the wooded path towards the Wesley Garden.
The Labyrinth at Christ Church is open dawn to dusk, every day.
Groups interested in a facilitated walk
What is a labyrinth?
Embraced by many faith traditions and cultures, a labyrinth is a walking meditation or prayer. A large circle with a single path that winds back and forth, moving alternatively toward and away from the center, labyrinths are a metaphor for life. Participants are encouraged to leave behind customary activities and preoccupations to cultivate a sense of expectancy, open to the possibility of a transforming encounter with The Holy, and take back out into the world what has been received.
The history of the labyrinth
Often thought to mirror the spirals found in nature, labyrinths of all kinds date back some 4,000 years. The Labyrinth at Christ Church is modeled on the eleven-path design at France’s Chartres Cathedral that was constructed between 1194 and 1220 C.E.
Why walk a labyrinth?
The rhythm of walking, placing one foot in front of the other, quiets the mind, relaxes the body, and refreshes the spirit. The labyrinth invites us to experience God’s presence with our whole selves—heart, mind, and body.
New to walking the labyrinth?
There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. One cannot get lost on a labyrinth. Following the path to the center of the circle and retracing one’s steps comprise the main ritual, but the pace, breath, and intention vary with the individual.
Click HERE for some helpful tips and suggestions if you are new to walking the labyrinth. This guide was created for the labyrinth at Wollaston Theological College’s Chapel in Perth, Australia.
Additional information on labyrinths
The Labyrinth Society: https://labyrinthsociety.org/
"Christ Church Frederica is one of the most beautiful places I've ever constructed a labyrinth. Surrounded by live oaks and other majestic trees draped with Spanish moss, the labyrinth embraces an open sky. One can’t help but feel surrounded, supported, and nurtured by nature here."
Chuck Hunner, Golden Spirit Labyrinths, Goldenspirit.com