Easton on the Hill is situated on the Jurassic Way, a popular long distance path, as well as being a favourite destination for a local walk, and plans are being made to include the Labyrinth and Peace Garden on walkers' guides and maps. Large and informative interpretation boards have been placed at the entrances to the churchyard to tell visitors more about the historic Grade 1 listed church, the conservation area in the churchyard, and the Labyrinth and Peace Garden.

On Sunday, July 29th 2018, after a short service, the Labyrinth and Peace Garden was officially opened by long serving village stalwart Harold Gregory, and dedicated by Bishop John Flack and Rev Philip Davies. 130 villagers and guests attended the opening and the following tea party, including representatives of the project funders and supporters, notably the Chair of East Northamptonshire District Council, Cllr Wendy Brackenbury. ENDC's Communities Fund granted 50% of the total project costs of £65,000. Other funders included the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Allchurches Trust, and villagers have raised almost £20,000 via fundraising events and donations.


As part of the opening ceremony, a time capsule was placed beneath the central stone of the labyrinth, containing:

·The drawings and plans for the design and construction of the Labyrinth and Peace Garden

·A copy of the Stamford Mercury

·Two copies of the village magazine, “News and Views”

·A copy of the programme for this year's Gala

·The programme for the forthcoming commemoration events in the village marking 100 years since the World War One Armistice

·A knitted Poppy, as an example of the thousands produced in the village ready for our WW1 centenary commemorations

·A copy of the Village Plan, published in 2017

·A memory stick containing digital files of photographs following the construction of the labyrinth

·A memory stick containing a recording of a local radio show on Rutland Radio, hosted by Rob Persani

·An order of service for the commemoration event



For more information see www.eastonlabyrinth.co.uk

or contact: Tim Nicol, tim@mihcentre.co.uk

on behalf of the Friends of All Saints Church, Easton on the Hill.