Duncan Conference Center offers two labyrinths for guests and the public to enjoy. Our indoor and outdoor labyrinths feature designs based on the Medieval Eleven-Circuit Labyrinth, dating back to 1201, located at Chartres Cathedral in France.
All individuals are welcome to walk our labyrinths. We ask that you please call ahead to check availability and reserve a time slot. When you arrive on our campus, be sure to stop by our office and sign in with our staff before starting your outdoor walk.
Our outdoor labyrinth is located in a quiet corner of our campus, which is bordered by gardens, a golf course, and two dormitories. Retired Duncan Center Director Rev. Steve Fregeau and his wife, Pat, were the ones who envisioned the labyrinth.
Two landscape artists, Steve and Michele Brenner of St. Joseph's Episcopal Church in Boynton Beach, designed the site, building the labyrinth using red and white bricks. Many donations made the project possible, including St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Boca Raton, which donated over 5,500 bricks. The labyrinth was dedicated in November 2003.
A brick pathway leads to an outdoor chapel located adjacent to the labyrinth, and additional bricks may be purchased and engraved to support the labyrinth's upkeep. When you arrive on our campus, stop by our office, and sign in with our staff before starting your walk. Groups of more than five individuals will need to reserve the outdoor space in advance.
Our indoor labyrinth in the Schofield Chapel was made possible thanks to a generous donation by David and Karen Gury. Karen loved walking the outdoor labyrinth when going through medical treatments in 2003 and wanted to have a place on campus where others could enjoy walking without weather concerns.
The Schofield Chapel labyrinth was dedicated in June 2005. It is 35-feet in diameter and made of dark green and beige granite. A beautiful Celtic cross is also laid into granite in the foyer and a large stained-glass window can be viewed at all points on the path while walking.
The spacious area includes an altar, two bathrooms, and ample seating. Individuals or groups wishing to enjoy the indoor labyrinth will need to reserve a walking time in advance so that staff can provide access to the Schofield Chapel.