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Thousands ride Helter-skelter in Norwich Cathedral

16 August 2019


Choristers at Norwich Cathedral were the first to try the fairground ride, which took 19 hours to install on Tuesday of last week

Choristers at Norwich Cathedral were the first to try the fairground ride, which took 19 hours to install on Tuesday of last week

PA The 55-ft helter-skelterCHORISTERS were among the thousands to slide down a 55-ft helter-skelter, which was installed in the nave of Norwich Cathedral, this week, as part of its “Seeing It Differently” project.

It seeks to give visitors a different experience of the space, including a close-up of the medieval roof bosses, and start conversations about faith. The cathedral said that worship was continuing as normal.

Canon Andrew Bryant said: “The arrival of the helter-skelter at Norwich Cathedral has been very warmly received by visitors to the cathedral. As at the end of Tuesday, 4500 people had enjoyed this unique experience and more than double that number have come to explore Seeing it Differently.”

One visitor told him: “As a lapsed-Christian, this is the first time in years I have felt a connection with the Church.” Another said: “As I lay down looking up at the Nativity roof bosses I felt a connection with God.” A third said: “We have never dared go in to a cathedral before, we’ll come again now.”

Runs until Sunday. Ride costs £2 per person






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