St. Andrew’s Sacred Grounds
Welcome to St. Andrew’s Sacred Grounds; a place for prayer, meditation, introspection and relaxation. Found on the west side (First Avenue side) of the church, the Sacred Grounds includes a Columbarium – sacred ground for the remains of parishioners, a six-circuit Chartres-type labyrinth for all to use as well as an organic garden. Together, these spaces provide a place for the congregation and the community at large to encounter the Holy Spirit through meeting with each other, through involvement with the natural world as a part of creation, and through communication with the mystery of the Holy Spirit that informs our life.
St. Andrew’s Sacred Grounds came about as a result of the 2014 Capital Campaign. A design team was assembled, and a Sacred Grounds Master Plan was created and adopted (a drawing showing all elements of new Master Plan, including a labyrinth here). In 2016, St. Andrew’s new columbarium and labyrinth were completed.
The Columbarium was consecrated in November 2016 and the Labyrinth dedicated in August 2018.