On Saturday 3rd December, Lord Daventry unveiled a memorial labyrinth for all those who died in the Covid-19 pandemic at All Saints churchyard, Nuneaton.
The labyrinth represents a journey to our own centre and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools. It is a fitting and lasting reminder of the impact the pandemic had on the community in Nuneaton and the wider world. As people walk along the path that leads to the centre of the labyrinth, they are invited to remember someone who touched them during the pandemic as well as those key workers who selflessly gave of their time and skills.
In the centre of the labyrinth is a memorial stone which says:
"This memorial stone commemorates all those who have died in the Covid-19 pandemic, and all those affected, both mentally and physically. We remember with gratitude all the key workers who selflessly gave of their time and skills during this period.
It was on the 11th March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 outbreak as a Global Pandemic.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. (Pslam 23:4)"
The central memorial stone was generously donated by D B Devall and Son, a local undertaker. The labyrinth itself was paid for by donations from All Saints Church and members of the local community.