WATCH: Church installs a helter skelter slide for parishioners and visitors to use
You might Noah someone that would fancy this.
The Church of England has installed a helter skelter slide in Norwich Cathedral.
The 55-foot-tall attraction is available for the public to use until 18 August and it costs £2 a ride.
The official listing states that the attraction was built in order to "give people the chance to experience the Cathedral in an entirely new way and open up conversations about faith."
The slide is part of their Seeing It Differently project but not everyone has been fully supportive of this new initiative.
The BBC reports that the Right Reverend Dr Gavin Ashenden, former chaplain to the Queen, has said the cathedral made a "mistake" and that the clergy at Norwich Cathedral have been "unprofessional."
This isn't the first new initiative that has turned heads recently.
A few weeks ago, Rochester Cathedral introduced a temporary mini-golf course to its nave. The nine-hole course is an educational initiative designed to inspire young people into taking an interest in civil engineering.
A slide in church, eh? Would you be Abel?
Take a look at the finished attraction.
This moved me to tears.
Stillness and silence is holy but here is a spirituality of fun, a theology of joy and it made my heart sing and my eyes leak, exactly the right place for it. Hurrah for @Nrw_Cathedral (for those who don’t like it, that’s ok, you don’t have to have a go) pic.twitter.com/DtVpmRX3wt
— Kate Bottley (@revkatebottley) August 13, 2019
— Norwich Cathedral (@Nrw_Cathedral) August 12, 2019
It is here.
And it is big! Very BIG.
Watch: #Timelapse of the #SeeingItDifferently helter skelter being built.
Opens this #afternoon, Thursday 8th August 2019.
Experience Norwich Cathedral in an entirely new way.
More details here 👉 https://t.co/Hdd8vzUbda pic.twitter.com/HHbJhMFnrq
— Norwich Cathedral (@Nrw_Cathedral) August 8, 2019