A view of the inside of Gloucester Cathedral with the Labyrinth laid out on the floor

The Labyrinth at Gloucester Cathedral

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 9:00am to Friday, 26 August 2022 3:00pm


12 College Green

Accessibility features

  • Access for Wheelchair Users Access for Wheelchair Users
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Only
  • Autism Friendly
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Changing Place Facility
  • Drop-off Point
  • Family Friendly
  • Hidden Disabilities Awareness
  • PA/Carer Free Entry
  • Public Transport Links
  • Quiet Space

‘Every journey begins with a single step’

This August, the Labyrinth will be returning to Gloucester Cathedral and you’re invited to walk it and join an 1000-year long tradition. It will be in the Nave and there for you to explore for as long or as little time as you like during normal Cathedral opening hours.

A labyrinth is a winding path used for meditation and prayer. Pilgrims have been walking labyrinths for thousands of years; this symbolic journey represents the path to God, enlightenment or your deepest self. It enables us, in the midst of the busyness of life, to be still and focus our thoughts and feelings. The labyrinth at Gloucester Cathedral is an exact replica of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France, which is thought to date from around 1200.

The labyrinth is free to take part in, with no tickets required, but donations to the Cathedral are welcome. As you walk it, try to let go of your fears, worries and concerns, and you may wish to take time to pray once you reach the centre.