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Metheringham

The Metheringham Labyrinth

The Sisters at San Damiano, in partnership with the Diocese of Lincoln, have put a labyrinth in their garden. A labyrinth provides a path for a meditative walk. It can symbolise the ‘inner journey’ to the Centre, to God, and to stillness, and the ‘outward journey’, taking that centeredness with us into our daily activities. Unlike a maze, there are no dead ends and no possibility of getting lost, so long as one keeps one’s eyes on the path and doesn’t try to anticipate the turns in it.

The labyrinth at San Damiano will be dedicated by Bishop Christopher on Wednesday 28th May when there will a Eucharist in the chapel at 6.30pm, then the dedication of the labyrinth, followed by a ‘bring and share’ supper, with an opportunity also, to walk the labyrinth. If you live near enough to join us, you will be very welcome to attend – please let us know you intend to come, as our chapel isn’t terribly big.

After 28th May, the labyrinth will be available for walking every week, Wednesdays to Sundays, depending a bit on other events that may be happening in the house. It is situated in the grass by the turning circle in front of the house.

 

The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

The Metheringham hermitage

 

Thanks to a fantastic group of volunteers who gathered recently over a weekend, the hermitage in the grounds of the Metheringham house is now erected and available for use. The sisters decided to put a log cabin in the wooded area of the grounds to create additional space for individual quiet days and as a space for spiritual direction and prayer. The hermitage is insulated, has heating and electricity, so suitable for use all year round.
Anyone interested in using this space for the day please contact the sisters through the ‘Where we Are’section of this website.

The cabin arrives ‘flat-packed’ concrete base is prepared in process…..
up the ladders… phone consulation for advice from above! Srs Liz & Judith Ann give moral support!
Come in, be still,
escape the noise, demands
and busyness of life.
Enter the peace and tranquillity of the Metheringham Hermitage.We look forward to welcoming you.
The completed hermitage Through the window!