Last week it was reported in local newspapers (Not The Beagle) that some miscreants had purloined two box japonicas from the new All Saints labyrinth. Rather than just reporting on the thefts The Beagle decided it would replace the plants. We contacted Greenlands Garden & Landscape Supply Centre in Moruya and ordered two replacements which arrived Friday afternoon and these were freshly planted after Sunday services today.
Above: The Beagle editor, under the watchful direction of Reverend Carol Wagner, plants the newly donated japonicas to replace those stolen from the labyrinth last week.
ALL SAINTS LABYRINTH
The background All Saints Anglican Church is set amidst 2 acres of beautiful trees and gardens, and is the perfect setting for a prayer labyrinth. In 2015, the All Saints Executive Committee began looking at designs and ideas for a labyrinth to be constructed in the grounds. A site was selected on the eastern side of the driveway, and the area graded in preparation. It was another year before the design was finalised. During that time, All Saints Church was blessed to receive a bequest from the estate of Robert Collett, which was given for the completion of the labyrinth. In September 2016, the design was mapped out on the site.
In October, largely thanks to the hard work of the community probation group, work began in earnest. Narrow furrows were dug where the lines were marked and the furrows filled with potting mix. The following week, the probation group planted over 1000 plants, which marked the pattern of the labyrinth. They then spread many barrow loads of gravel on the paths between the plants. The result was amazing! The Labyrinth is now open to the public, and visitors are most welcome to come and walk and pray in this inspiring setting. The Labyrinth is also now registered on the International Register of Labyrinths