A cathedral in the U.K. has announced plans to help people connect to God through installing a helter skelter, including a labyrinth, Bible box, and yoga mats.
Norwich Cathedral announced last week that a fairground ride is to be installed inside the building in the summer of 2019, hoping to showcase the ancient space “in a new way and open up conversations about faith.”
While commonly associated with the song “Helter Skelter” by The Beatles and mass murderer Charles Manson in the U.S., in England, a “helter skelter” has been a popular amusement ride since the turn of the 20th century, according to phrases.org.
The cathedral’s 40-foot-tall helter skelter will allow visitors to climb inside and have a look at the famous medieval roof bosses that depict stories from the Bible.
Yoga mats will be stationed for people to gaze up at the cathedral’s ceiling, while a canvas labyrinth will give visitors space to walk, reflect, and pray.
Among the other novelties, an 8ft by 8ft by 12ft “Bible Box” will offer people the chance to literally sit inside a Bible and read it in a new way.
“A cathedral may not be the natural home of a helter skelter but that is precisely part of the draw,” said Rev. Canon Andy Bryant, canon for mission and pastoral care at the cathedral.
“We will be doing what cathedrals have always done: helping people see things differently and make connections with the things of God,” he added.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Stoyan Zaimov