Why our symbol is a tree

Trees offer us mystical connection to our spirituality and play an important role in many mythologies and religions. 

In ancient traditions all over the world, the tree is a symbol of life itself, representing the totality of a universe in which everything is imbued with spirit. Ancient Celts, for example, planted a tree wherever new communities were established, to provide shelter, food and medicine, and considered trees to be sacred. The Tree of Life represents harmony and balance in nature, rebirth and a connection of the earthly and the spiritual.

Trees are symbols of strength, individuality and expression, calmness, growth and the interconnectedness of everything. These are values and concepts which we aim to reflect in our Chaplaincy. 

The colours in our Chaplaincy trees also represent inclusion and joy.