LONDON (Reuters) – When Bishop Herbert started building a new cathedral in the English city of Norwich in 1096, it was unlikely he ever envisaged it would play host to a 50-foot helter skelter.
But that is exactly what the cathedral in eastern England will be housing for 10 days this month, giving visitors a rare chance to get close-up views of its medieval roof, a fun experience and – those behind the idea hope – a chance to think differently about the building, life and God.
The helter skelter, part of the cathedral’s “Seeing It Differently” project, was the idea of Canon Andy Bryant who said it came to him while on a trip to the Sistine Chapel in Rome two years ago.
Being jostled by tourists there eager to see its famous roof made him wonder how people could get a better view of the ceiling of his home cathedral.
“Could the playful presence of a helter skelter help to open up conversations about the building, help open up conversations about God? Climbing to its top,…
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