Moving a Paver Labyrinth to Moody Methodist Church in Galveston, Texas


The concrete paver labyrinth originally located at 4th and Market Street, Galveston Island, Texas, was installed by professional labyrinth builder Marty Kermeen in March 2001. An environmentally sound habitat garden was planted in early 2003 (by Mark Fox), which surrounds the stone labyrinth. The labyrinth is a powerful process tool which offers an opportunity for people to open to deeper dimensions of human experience. Because its appeal is universal, it embraces people from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, whether they are students, teachers, patients, caregivers, community citizens or island visitors.

After the property was up for grabs, a small group of people on the island wanted to save the labyrinth and began working together to raise awareness of this wonderful tool. It worked because Moody Methodist Church stepped right up and commissioned the original builder Marty Kermeen to come back and move the labyrinth brick by brick to their new home at the church.

The labyrinth will be loved for many generations to come! May peace, goodness, and love be found on the path!

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The labyrinth is a powerful, complex design of which evidence has been found as far back as 5000 years. Scholars from many disciplines continue to examine its complicated and largely unknown history, but there is little agreement about its ultimate origin, meaning, and use. Most think, however, that ancient peoples used the labyrinth to experience and celebrate their relationship to life, nature, and the world.