WILTON — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, High Street, recently announced the construction of an outdoor labyrinth on the church property. The project, funded in part by a New Initiatives grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, was conceived as a form of outreach to the community.

“We would like to offer this sacred space for our neighbors to pause, step away from the busyness of life for a few minutes, and simply follow the path, one foot in front of the other, one step at a time,” Corey Walmer, deacon at St. Luke’s, said in a news release from the church. Labyrinths have been an integral part of many cultures such as Native American, Greek, Celtic and Mayan. Labyrinths today are being used for reflection, meditation, prayer and comfort.

Labyrinths are often mistaken for mazes, which have dead ends and trick turns. Instead, labyrinths have only one path leading to the center and back out again.

For more information, call 645-2639.