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Location & Directions

The Chatham Labyrinth is located at the end of Shattuck Lane in Chase Park in the heart of Chatham. Take Cross Street (off Main Street). Bear left at Shattuck Place and follow to the parking lot in front of the windmill. The labyrinth is on the other side of the windmill, nestled in the rear corner of the park.

History

In November 2010, the clergy from the seven churches in Chatham initiated an effort to bring the gift of the labyrinth to the town of Chatham in honor of it’s 300th Anniversary with its theme, “Find Your Way Here.” Thanks to the support of the Chatham community and others, the Chatham Labyrinth was dedicated on July 15, 2012 in honor of Chatham’s Tricentennial and to the peace and well-being of all who find their way here.

The design chosen for the Chatham Labyrinth is a replica of the 11-circuit medieval labyrinth found in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France.  Everything is in proportion to everything else which helps create harmony and fluid energy.

The term “circuit” refers to the number of times the path goes around the center.  The labyrinth measures 44’ in diameter, with a 16” wide path and a total length of 861.5’ or ⅓ of a mile.  The center has 6 petals and is often called the rosette, a sign of beauty and love.  The labyrinth is made out of cut and sealed earth-toned pavers.

The entrance to the Chatham Labyrinth is oriented to “true north.” In earlier times, sailors navigated by the stars at night and relied on the North Star to guide them and help them find their way home safely.  “True North” has since become a symbol of hope for all those who are seeking to find “where the good way lies”. The Labyrinth is surrounded by a Healing Garden maintained by the Friends of the Labyrinth and open all year round.

Donations

Pilgrim’s Landing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit spiritual life center, is the “Home of the Chatham Labyrinth” and gratefully accepts donations to help with ongoing educational events, a scholarship fund, maintaining and promoting the labyrinth, providing landscaping services and more. All donations are tax-deductible.

Checks can be made payable to:
Pilgrim’s Landing
880 Main St. (at Munson Meeting Way)
Chatham, MA 02633

*Please note “Chatham Labyrinth” on your check.

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