Helter Skelter at Norwich Cathedral
Before the day is out, I must pay tribute to a colleague in the entertainment business and Showman George Irvin – for working with The Bishop of Lynn, the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick – in producing this wonderfully uplifting publicity message for all concerned and the public generally – at Norwich Cathedral for the last 11 days for the ‘Seeing it Differently ‘ project.
How could you top putting a 55ft high Helter Skelter (aka “Lighthouse Slip” for those in the business) other than claiming the front page of the Daily Telegraph…?
“God is a tourist attraction,” Revd Jonathan Meyrick said to his congregation during the cathedral’s final service with the Helter-Skelter as a backdrop.
An estimated 20,000 people have visited the cathedral between 7 and 18 August, with about 10,000 riding the Helter-Skelter, the cathedral said.
The Rev Canon Andy Bryant told the service a woman with cancer who visited the cathedral for quiet reflection found the Helter-Skelter “gave her a much needed distraction at a dark time of her life”…
Well done George and the team – you can catch up with them at Wembley’s Barham Park over the August holiday, as one of many fairs taking place in the Capital and more nationwide, marking the end of summer & the school holidays …