Peace Garden & Labyrinth

On July 15, 2014 St. Mark’s United Church was blessed with a dedication ceremony.

The Labyrinth and Peace Garden and immediate surrounding area was created by Martyn Kendrick, a local landscape artist who specializes in Labyrinth Design.
 
It is a legacy donated by long-time St. Mark’s United Church member Ms. LeeAnn Derbyshire and supported by her wonderful family. 
 
Its creation is part of the “Culture of Peace” region wide, Peace Garden Program, and is spiritually and ethically supported by the Canadian Peace Initiative (Hamilton Chapter), Tourism Hamilton, History and Heritage, City Council, Environment Hamilton, and other allied peace building groups and individuals. In 2013 Hamilton City Council approved and named Hamilton as a City of Peace (just one of several across Canada). Another Peace Pole and Garden was opened and dedicated just behind City Hall, Hamilton, at the corner of Hunter and Bay Streets. 
 
Other Labyrinths in the Hamilton area include a Labyrinth just behind Mizener’s Antiques in the new Willow Bank Peace Gardens. 
 
May Peace and Justice continue to grow! Thank you LeeAnn Derbyshire for providing St. Mark’s in Dundas, Ontario, with the legacy of Peace in the form of a Peace Garden with a two person Labyrinth and an indoor (fellowship hall) labyrinth that children and adults can walk and meditate in peace

In Peace with a p.s.
The Culture of Peace Hamilton builds Fields of Peace and installs Peace Poles to demonstrate the commitment to peace. For further information please contact