This Church Is Growing, And We Mean That Literally — It’s Made Of Living Trees
There are two things that have long been a part of Barry Cox‘s life: trees and church. When Barry was 10 and growing up in New Zealand, he even wanted to be Pope. Needless to say, he abandoned that career goal, but his love for churches (particularly their architecture) continued. He traveled throughout Europe and the Americas, studying churches large and small, old and new, then came home to New Zealand and started Treelocations, a tree moving business.
Cox loves trees, and his business allows trees to be moved, roots and all, to a new location. He’s even taken to “rehoming” trees on his own property, resulting in a forest of trees that would have been otherwise cut down.
Cox then started planting trees.
In front of the church, there’s a labyrinth, which takes its layout from that of the ancient city of Jericho.
Keeping up the Tree Church, as well as the grounds surrounding it, can be a daunting task, but for Cox, it’s a labor of love.