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Why The Labyrinth?


The Labyrinth is an ancient image used across the world and found in cathedrals, temples and caves. 

Our own labyrinth is, like many, not a maze but rather a single meandering path that leads to a central space.

The chaplaincy team chose this to remind ourselves and all those we meet that whilst our journey in life may at times weave in ways we don’t expect, it will always take us to our destination.

Knossos silver coin 400bc

How to use a Labyrinth

Labyrinths come in many sizes and these might be followed by walking or just tracing with a finger.

There is no right way to travel a labyrinth, but one suggestion might be to:

  • travel inwards in gratitude, pausing at each turn to think of something to be thankful for;
  • travelling out again might be done looking forwards in hope; bringing to mind at each turn our dreams and hopes for ourselves and others.  


However you use the labyrinth we hope it might bring you a time of peaceful reflection.

Contacting Chaplaincy

Telephone: 01245 515244
(24hr answerphone)

Email: MEHT.Chaplain@meht.nhs.uk

Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust Broomfield Hospital
Court Road
Essex CM1 7ET

If the need for a Chaplain is urgent, contact the Hospital Switchboard on 01245 362000 or dial ‘0’ internally, and ask for the On Call Chaplain.

Stating the 

  • name of the patient
  • the ward they are on
  • and any specific Religious or other needs they may have.   


Chaplains are available 24/7

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