Labyrinth planted ready for big Priory celebration

Planting the labyrinth at Priory Church, Bridlington.
Planting the labyrinth at Priory Church, Bridlington.

A GARDENING team from Headlands School have been helping with the first steps to creating a floral tribute to the Bridlington Priory as it gears up to celebrate its 900th year.

The gardening team, led by Jane Riley, have been helping to plant a labyrinth in the grounds of the Priory.

This was the first step in the project which will be completed in time for the launch of Priory 900 on March 24, 2013.

This will mark the start of six months of celebratory events in honour of the Church which was founded as an Augustinian Priory in 1113.

The labyrinth, based on an ancient design in Chartres Cathedral in northern France, consists of concentric circles formed into a single track that takes you to the centre and out again.

At the beginning, the pathway was marked out with yellow paint but during the afternoon it started to take its final form as the team dug holes for a variety of small flowering plants along the lines.

By next spring, when more plants will be added, it will be ready to burst into flower, making a scent-filled reflective walkway.

There will be a whole host of events, services and special exhibitions taking place as part of the Priory 900 celebrations, so keep an eye on the Free Press for further announcements.