For most of Christian history, cathedrals have been associated with solemnity, awe, and an experience of the majesty of God.

Yet Norwich Cathedral argues that this carnival slide will enhance visitors’ experience of God’s majesty, rather than detracting from it. “The hope is this rather unusual addition will give people the chance to experience the centuries-old space in a new way and open up conversations about faith.”

“Lie Down Look Up, in the east end of the Nave, will give people the chance to engage with the sheer scale of the building by lying down on yoga mats and looking up at the Cathedral’s ceiling,” the site explains. Surely no one will fall asleep on the yoga mats…

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